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KJ Kabza has written and sold over 70 short stories to a multitude of anthologies and award-winning fantasy and science fiction magazines. His debut print collection, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, has been called "a fresh new voice in the genre" by Booklist and "bursting with both ideas and emotion" by RT Book Reviews. You can support KJ's work by subscribing via his Curious Fictions author page or by visiting https://kjkabza.com/works/books/ and purchasing one of his short fiction collections.

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Solidly Grounded

Published Sep 26, 2018 · 529 words (2 minutes) · 66 views

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One event. Three radically different perspectives.

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The Idiot

Published Sep 19, 2018 · 7,947 words (29 minutes) · 90 views

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After mute Rosalind’s family dies, she’s mistakenly branded as a simpleton and taken in as a charity case by the horse breeder John. When a cruel stranger comes in the night to covertly board an extraordinary beast at John’s stable, Rosalind recognizes that the beast is no simpleton, either, and must find a way to give him a voice before he is caged forever.

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The Game Room

Published Sep 10, 2018 · 3,779 words (14 minutes) · 1 like · 102 views

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After the death of their parents, five siblings face mysterious changes to their rambling old house: rooms shift in the night, and familiar doorways lead to unknown places. Author KJ Kabza’s short story collection THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM is now available from Pink Narcissus Press, and dozens of his stories can be found on Curious Fictions.

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Now Open

Published Sep 6, 2018 · 583 words (3 minutes) · 425 views

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If you could literally buy time, what would you do with a box full of ten minutes?

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Steady on Her Feet

Published Aug 30, 2018 · 5,702 words (21 minutes) · 472 views

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Holliday, a poor child whose family lives in the sewer pipes, lucks into part-time employment under peculiar Dr. Svartlebarrt, who has developed a surgical procedure to repair character flaws with tiny clockwork prostheses. But if Holliday’s suspicious mother learns of Holliday’s association with people in the “up-there,” she’ll throw Holliday—and her innocent younger sister Molly—out on the street. How long can Holliday hide her double life and protect her sister?

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We Have an Objective

Published Aug 22, 2018 · 207 words (1 minute) · 346 views

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On April 7, 2003, we took the Slip’n Slide into Baghdad. My buddies behind me whooped and screamed and crashed into each other, the hot sun and cold water in roiling chaos over their bodies, but they didn’t care. As long as they got wet.

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Surface Tension

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 1,003 words (4 minutes) · 424 views

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Jess can literally walk on water. But not even this stereotypically god-like talent can help him be a good husband to his wife Brianna, and Jess must learn that meeting someone on their own level is the first step toward trust.

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A Matter of Perception

Published Aug 6, 2018 · 102 words (1 minute) · 330 views

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Body image problems can now be addressed by electrobrain surgery, to make patients perceive their bodies differently. But maybe your body image isn’t the thing in your life that really needs to be replaced.

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In the Shadow of Dyrhólaey

Published Aug 1, 2018 · 3,682 words (14 minutes) · 250 views

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In early 20th-century Iceland, the brilliant sculptor Einar has devised a plan for sculpting a local rock formation into a ship. But legend holds that this rock formation is more than mere stone, and Einar’s best friend Gunnar can see it breathing. Will Einar’s chisel unleash a work of art—or unlock the enchantment that holds back monsters? Will Gunnar be able to stop him?

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One-Sided

Published Aug 1, 2018 · 294 words (2 minutes) · 364 views

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Transporter beams aren’t just for transport. Since you’re going to be reassembled on the other end, why not get reassembled into a different, better person?

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