Posts Tagged "fiction"

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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Cape to Cairo

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

3350 Words Of all the things Alice is good at, she is the best at leaving. Jobs, lovers, apartments, things when they get difficult. There is not enough time in life, she thinks, for living and for trying to fix things that can’t be fixed. Now she is in Arusha, in Tanzania, in the...

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Falling Leaves

by on May 6, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

Aurealis Award nominee for Best Short Story, 2015 5200 Words Charlotte and Nessa met in Year Eight of Narrabri High School. Charlotte’s family were licensed refugees from the burning lands and the flooded coast, not quite landed, but a step apart from refugees that didn’t have dog tags....

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