Posts Tagged "fiction"

Ten Days’ Grace

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 12 comments

3550 Words Julia Kettan first knew her husband was dead when she looked out the window and saw a car emblazoned with the crest of the Bureau of Family Affairs pull up in the driveway. Her legs went weak, though whether from relief or fear she couldn’t tell. Robert hadn’t come home the...

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Blessed Are the Hungry

by on Jul 1, 2014 in Short Fiction | 68 comments

5400 Words That afternoon they flushed San Carlos Seldran out the airlock. Everyone on Cabra Deck was required to watch, even the little ones. Despite what old people tell you, in the vacuum of space your blood won’t boil. Your body won’t explode either. In less than a minute you’d...

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The Food in the Basement

by on Jul 1, 2014 in Short Fiction | 18 comments

2500 Words Kaden mostly fed Sondra frozen meals and salads, though he made a point to buy her favorite snacks and desserts when she was behaving. She had a small kitchen in the basement and he would restock her food supply about once a week. When he left she would hide part of the food,...

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The Salt Path

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4600 Words At first the others didn’t trust Ilahi because he’d never killed anyone. But he could find things. This had been his job with their unit, finding the enemy, finding supplies, finding… anything. Away from the war, he became essential, and by the time they reached the salt...

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Soul of Soup Bones

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

3400 Words Finding Drevený came first. An unrecorded town on the border of Slovakia—outgrown, emptied and overgrown since 1523—it knew no maps. Adrienne located its remnants just the same; wild roses, a crust of scattered masonry in a pitted field, bomb-broken from an old war. The...

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