Posts Tagged "short story"

So Sings the Siren

by on Oct 12, 2017 in Short Fiction | 4 comments

1,000 Words You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid. ― Franz Kafka   When the woman moved forward to order, the girl...

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The Man in the Crimson Coat

by on Sep 5, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

5,000 Words Listen to this story narrated by Lori Henry in episode #50 of the Apex Magazine podcast The man pulling music out of the old-world piano at this Fleet Street bar plays minor-key jazz melodies with killer hands. Literal killer hands. His left is a chrome-plated work of art,...

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The Trip

by on Aug 22, 2017 in Short Fiction | 4 comments

5,200 words According to time dilation, Corie was thirty-two years old. Her best friend in the universe, Amy? She was dying. The cancer resisted the chemo drugs and, despite stasis, spread like black oil in all the holoimages of Amy’s organs. Stage four. At least there was no pain. The...

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The Bread We Eat in Dreams

by on Nov 1, 2011 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran) selection, 2013 Locus Awards Best Short Story 4th Place 7,000 Words In a sea of long grass and tiny yellow blueberry flowers some ways off of Route 1, just about halfway between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay, the town of...

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