Posts Tagged "Novelette"

Tumbledown

by on Sep 12, 2017 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

8,700 words It was too early in the season for a plague, but plague never waited on the turn of the seasons. Sarnai knew that as well as anyone. From inside the tram, Sarnai saw wan winter light trickle across the northern horizon like whisky from the bottom of a glass. A flat-faced...

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«Légendaire.»

by on Jul 6, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

9,400 Words Having seen the reggaezzi perform, the righteous of Sea-john shake their heads in wonder. They will then murmur severally or as one, «Légendaire.»   [Tonight] The cavalcade forms up. In beats, without words, the drummers argue a bass line. While higher registers wait in...

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Aunt Dissy’s Policy Dream Book

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

7,700 Words “Want some candy?” Aunt Dissy asked when I was seven. Delighted, I thrust open my hand. “Let me see it,” she said. She grabbed my hand before I could hide it in my pocket, forced me to reveal the map that was the dark life lines of my palm. Aunt Dissy shook her head and...

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Luminaria

by on Mar 7, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

10,100 Words Each invitation, written on thick paper, hand-sweet, heavy stock. Deckled edges. Shadows grow long. The cicadas whir in the heat. She descends the great stairs to the foyer, taking small steps, white hand on the balustrade, pale as the travertine brought from Italian shores....

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Agent of V.A.L.I.S.

by on Mar 1, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

8,200 Words Philip K. Dick — American author (1928-1982) of many novels and short stories. In later years Dick began to believe he was in touch with a cosmic intelligence, which he called V.A.L.I.S. He also believed that the year was 50 A.D. and that the Roman Empire “never ended.” Jesus...

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