Short Fiction

Short Fiction from issues of Apex Magazine

Fifteen Minutes Hate

by on May 22, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

Fifteen Minutes Hate

SHORT FICTION: You wake up to your phone crawling across your face, buzzing hard against your cheekbone. Snatch it up on muscle memory and the little plastic cilia retract. The screen is achingly bright, needles your eyes. Squinting, you see an avalanche of notification flags. Incoming calls. It churns your scraped-raw stomach. Something is wrong. Wronger.

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Luisah’s Church

by on May 17, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Luisah’s Church

SHORT FICTION: A white man in overalls, shivering and rubbing his arms as he ran up the alleyway. Everything about that was suspicious. Did she know who he was?

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Mother Jones and the Nasty Eclipse

by on May 15, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 2 comments

Mother Jones and the Nasty Eclipse

SHORT FICTION: Not everything that’s missing was taken, but once it’s gone, it’s gone, ain’t it? There’s nothing to be done about it now. What isn’t dead is burned to the ground. What isn’t mourned is barely remembered.

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Cold Blue Sky

by on May 8, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Cold Blue Sky

SHORT FICTION: “Thank you for accepting me into your life, Mr. Sonata.” I started explaining my functions and maintenance requirements. He put a finger to his lips, so I lapsed into silence.

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Stars so Sharp They Break the Skin

by on May 1, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Stars so Sharp They Break the Skin

SHORT FICTION: The war was fought in twelve minutes between twenty-four people on thirty-six sides.

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What to Do When It’s Nothing but Static

by on Apr 24, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

What to Do When It’s Nothing but Static

SHORT FICTION: Don’t stop until the world clicks back into position. Sky above, earth below. Flesh threaded along calcium. Nerves and sinew, thews and thighs, the gravity of viscera and old scars, six decades’ worth.

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