Posts Tagged "short fiction"

Bad Penny

by on Sep 19, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3,900 Words But really, the whole damn country is haunted. Every community theatre has an old actor who won’t leave the lights behind; every college and university has a pretty co-ed who hanged herself or jumped out a window; every bed and breakfast has a little child in white. Every...

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Skinny Charlie’s Orbiting Teepee

by on Aug 15, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

4,500 Words “My order said plank house,” Skinny Charlie told the clerk. “Teepee isn’t the same as plank house.” The images on the glowing sign faded before resetting. The spinning letters dropped down again: Skinny Charlie’s Orbiting Teepee. “Won’t make any difference to the tourists,”...

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Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

by on Aug 8, 2017 in Short Fiction | 6 comments

5,800 Words In the Great American Indian novel, when it is finally written, all of the white people will be Indians and all of the Indians will be ghosts. —Sherman Alexie, How to Write the Great American Indian Novel   You maintain a menu of a half dozen Experiences on your digital...

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If a Bird Can Be a Ghost

by on Aug 1, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

5,000 Words Listen to the Apex Magazine Podcast narration of “If a Bird Can Be a Ghost.” Shelly’s grandma teaches her about ghosts, how to carry them in her hair. If you carry your ghosts in your hair, then you can cut them off when you don’t need them anymore. Otherwise,...

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THE TURING MACHINES OF BABEL

by on Jul 11, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,200 Words In most respects, the universe (which some call the Library) is everywhere the same, and we at the summit are like the rest of you below. Like you, we dwell in a string of hexagonal library chambers connected by hallways that run infinitely east and west. Like you, we revere...

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