Short Fiction

Short Fiction from issues of Apex Magazine

The Chariots, the Horsemen

by on Jul 10, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 3 comments

The Chariots, the Horsemen

SHORT FICTION: I ascend during the church picnic. My thighs peel off the plastic bench with a crisp smack, and I’m two feet into the air before I understand what is happening.

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When You’re Ready

by on Jul 3, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

When You’re Ready

In the morning, when the fog lies thick and heavy on the water, I sit at my workbench and seed the next simulant. It takes fourteen double-C commands to move the digital embryo into the simulation tank and begin the process.

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A Different Kind of Place

by on Jun 19, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

A Different Kind of Place

SHORT FICTION: After the zombie outbreak in San Fontaine was put down, Zadie treated herself to a new hair color as a way to get away from constantly watching the news.

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Suzie Q

by on Jun 12, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

Suzie Q

FICTION: I have a demon inside me. It knows all my secrets, all my weaknesses. On a good day, when the sun is shining, the offering plates are filled with honey and I have enough candles for my circle to hold, the angels keep it at bay.

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Three Meetings of the Pregnant Man Support Group

by on Jun 5, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 2 comments

Three Meetings of the Pregnant Man Support Group

FICTION: I meet with the other pregnant men on Thursdays. Our room at the civic center is between the recovering alcoholics and cancer survivors. We’re currently at eleven, now that Wallace shot himself.

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Cherry Wood Coffin

by on May 29, 2018 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

Cherry Wood Coffin

The voices begin three days before someone is to die. The coffin-maker wakes up covered in sweat. He has been talking in his sleep again, his wife says, in the language of the dead.

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