Posts Tagged "fiction"

Soft Feather Dance

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

2250 Words The movie ended. The crowd left. The show was over. Popcorn and stale toast crunched underfoot. Laughter. Falling feathers from a purple and silver boa. Water pistols squirted to the last of their reservoirs; nipples tucked back under corsets; glittering hats removed, balance...

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Economies of Force

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

5000 Words The Loom came to Rade’s world when he was still a boy, a silent invasion made known to him in the strange quiet at the breakfast table, and, once, the murder of Mr. Sauerbier the town ombudsman, who might, it was rumored, have been one of them. “What are they?” he whispered to...

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Last Dance Over the Red, Red World

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

4250 Words Are you dauntless, Konstantin? Are you happy and sagacious in your high tower, surrounded by your servants and your sycophants? Do you feel safe, with the Death so far below? Don’t. I’m coming for you. I’ve slipped through your gates, and I’m climbing to you with the...

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The Sandbirds of Mirelle

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

2700 Words This is my truth: In the autumn of 2309 I crossed from one lonely star to another and took a tour to the sandbird tracks of Mirelle. The only other passengers were a married couple, and our guide was a priest in training. I was eighteen, and it was my first assassination. We...

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Sister of Mercy

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

3300 Words Morning, and the frost was thick on ferns already yellow with the changing season. The sun broke from the horizon, thin light stirring the dying insects to crawl for one more day. I pushed the scratchy woolen blankets off my body and stood, shivering, from the bed I made in...

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