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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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Featured June 3, 2018

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The Separatists

Published May 24, 2018 · 994 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 545 views

Science Fiction flash fiction death dystopian neural uploads clones

Thanks to polarized values, seceding states, and targeted assassinations, America is crumbling. But Operation Phoenix keeps pre-made clones of the President ready, to ensure the stable continuation of his administration (and image) each time he’s murdered. But how long will America accept that a copy of a copy (of a copy…) is truly the same entity? How long will the President’s wife?

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The Expurgated Version

Published May 18, 2018 · 410 words (2 minutes) · 247 views

Horror Science Fiction Strange flash fiction dystopian surreal experimental

In punishment for the heinous crime of pre-marital sex, James’ brain is re-wired such that every memory of Lori triggers a blackout in his awareness. But now Lori’s gone missing. How can James find a woman he can’t even think about? And when he does, will he even recognize her?

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Boulder No. III

Published May 9, 2018 · 4,101 words (15 minutes) · 241 views

Fantasy dark fantasy eerie Greek myth

Sisyphus has long since given up on the impossible task of rolling a boulder to the top of a hill in his private, personally-tailored hell, content to stay trapped there forever without giving the gods the satisfaction of seeing him struggle in futility. But one day, another woman appears in his hell who is assigned the same boulder-rolling punishment—and she claims that she’s found a way to complete the task.

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Epiphany Sale

Published May 3, 2018 · 180 words (1 minute) · 256 views

Humor Literary Fiction flash fiction

Would you buy an epiphany from a kid who claimed to be selling them? How about for the low, low price of one dollar? And what happens when you get what you pay for?

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How the Snake Got the Fork in His Tongue

Published Apr 25, 2018 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 248 views

Fantasy Satire Christian mythos Just So stories

Humankind has been exiled from the Garden of Eden, but its resident animals are still there, passing the time by telling stories. And Snake is ready to share a story that beats them all.

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The Garden of Ending

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 2,768 words (11 minutes) · 291 views

Fantasy secondary world fantasy happy ending

She-Who-Is-Everyone-Within-Herself has an ironclad destiny: she is the avatar of the national mood, a living allegory who must walk a closed labyrinth of symbolic gardens and perform rituals that reflect the state of the kingdom. So what happens to the nation on the day she stumbles upon a forgotten garden without a name? And why does one rogue gardener insist on tempting her back there?

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All Souls Proceed

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 700 words (3 minutes) · 297 views

Fantasy Horror Strange ghosts flash fiction death rebirth

When a boy’s skull is crushed beneath a truck, a ghost bike appears at the nearby roadside in memoriam. But not even memorials can mourn forever.

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Tourists

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 98 words (1 minute) · 213 views

Science Fiction time travel flash fiction

These tourists only descend en masse when a spectacle is about to enfold. But are they here to witness a marvel or a massacre?