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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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Watch Out, It's Catching

Published Jan 27, 2019 · 331 words (2 minutes) · 2 views

Fantasy Humor Strange flash fiction puns

I’m really into catching faeries. I’ve caught a Cold, a Fever, Your-Meaning (though catching Your-Meaning can be difficult), My-Drift, and many more. But for some reason, people don’t seem to understand my hobby.

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This Girl

Published Jan 19, 2019 · 518 words (2 minutes) · 3 views

Literary Fiction flash fiction relationships slice of life

You’re too nervous to talk to women, but talking is the only way to a connection and eventual intimacy. So when a beautiful woman literally steps in front of you, what do you do?

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Gnarly Times at Nana'ite Beach

Published Jan 10, 2019 · 7,434 words (28 minutes) · 2 views

Satire Science Fiction cyberpunk absurd retro beachpunk surfing

Dirk Rider and the Coast Gang are the biggest jerks on the beach, and Dusty Yokoyama is determined to beat them in the Malihini Junior Surf-Off contest. Luckily, maverick surfboard-maker and local legend Zhaoping Ho wants none other than Dusty, “the Mayor of Loserville,” to use one of his mysterious prototypes in the competition. What makes the prototype so special? Will Dusty catch a totally tubular wave and the attention of all—or even any—okay, just one—hot girl?

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The Other Half

Published Jan 5, 2019 · 99 words (1 minute) · 145 views

Fantasy marriage flash fiction relationships

A strong marriage can lead to an expansion of your being. Even more so when your spouse is a telepath.

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Merry Christmas and Lucky Jibblewooch

Published Dec 29, 2018 · 2,624 words (10 minutes) · 3 views

Science Fiction aliens children happy ending kidlit

Lara hates living on the planet Brax. The school and work days are longer, her family can’t make enough money, her Braxan house "ticks like a clock whenever it’s windy outside," and to top it all off, there’s no Christmas on Brax. But when a classmate teaches Lara about the Braxan holiday of Jibblewooch, Lara thinks she sees a way to turn her family’s luck around.

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Sputnik 2, Interior

Published Dec 23, 2018 · 184 words (1 minute) · 4 views

Science Fiction Historical aliens space flash fiction

When the first dog in space, Laika, died of panic and overheating inside Sputnik 2 in 1957, the Soviets covered up the true circumstances of her death for decades. But they couldn’t hide the truth from everyone.

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Hi Jason

Published Dec 13, 2018 · 1,521 words (6 minutes) · 4 views

Humor Literary Fiction gay happy ending office humor

David knows there’s no harm in drafting unsent (but explicit) emails to Jason, his boss and office crush. Until he accidentally prints them out. How can David (“I think about fucking three hours a day. Is this normal?”) salvage their professional relationship?

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Hero

Published Dec 4, 2018 · 642 words (3 minutes) · 156 views

Fantasy flash fiction secondary world fantasy

What makes for a war hero? Sometimes service—or even leadership—is not enough.

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You Don't Know Where That's Been

Published Nov 27, 2018 · 1,285 words (5 minutes) · 3 views

Fantasy Humor portal fantasy children kidlit

Trash heaps at the road side are full of cool treasure, but Drew’s mom doesn’t understand, and she insists that his finds are dangerous junk that’s full of germs. Maybe—as Drew suspects after he brings home a mysterious amulet that makes him itch and break out in dragon scales—she’s right.

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Get Happy

Published Nov 20, 2018 · 1,675 words (7 minutes) · 3 views

Science Fiction happy ending far-future SF spaceships

Despite their omnipotence and immortality, and an infinite amount of time to research and reason on their radically transformed spaceship-planet in a far, far future, Marcellis and Anemone still can’t deduce the meaning of life. But maybe deduction isn’t the way to find it.

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