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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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Ovum Tempi

Published Sep 17, 2019 · 945 words (4 minutes)

Science Fiction time travel flash fiction near SF

If you could find a way to travel through time without disrupting the time stream--and without experiencing any surprises, excitement, or new knowledge--would it still be worth doing?

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The Soul in the Bell Jar

Published Sep 13, 2019 · 10,379 words (38 minutes)

Fantasy Horror gothic horror dark dark fantasy Lovecraftian body horror zombies

When 11-year-old Lindsome's self-absorbed parents take a trip around the world, she is sent to live with her great-uncle in his remote, crumbling estate. And the rumors about it are true: her uncle, the half-mad scientist Professor Dandrige, lets his gruesome, undead experiments wander the grounds. But the rotting animal corpses that move in the dark are the least taboo of the estate's secrets, and Lindsome will need to unravel each one to stop the Professor's most nightmarish experiment of all.

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Flow

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 374 words (2 minutes) · 25 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction flash fiction slice of life

Everyone has a secret fear, and Rutherford's is this: for the minute it matters most, he won't be looking.

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The Harvest

Published Aug 30, 2019 · 168 words (1 minute)

Science Fiction space flash fiction

Surely, mining asteroids for ice can't be THAT hard. You just grab the closet icy rock and tow it in... right?

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Upriver

Published Aug 23, 2019 · 2,403 words (9 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy retelling dark Afterlife Greek myth hell

After a hard life spent suffering from other peoples' greed, Diana doesn't think an afterlife spent stuck on the banks of the River Acheron is so bad--until she realizes that even here, the greed and suffering goes on. What will Diana do, now that she has nothing left to lose?

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Ghost Town

Published Aug 17, 2019 · 98 words (1 minute)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction weird surreal weird fiction flash fiction ghost stories slipstream

People aren't the only entities that leave ghosts behind.

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Her Echo

Published Aug 10, 2019 · 592 words (3 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Love fairy tale dark fable flash fiction

When the Old Wise Woman of the Tall Bright Hills finally passed through the veil, she left three things behind--her Reflection, her Shadow, and her Echo--and granted them their freedom. But when they all espy a beautiful youth, everything changes.

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Bed 17

Published Aug 3, 2019 · 1,779 words (7 minutes) · 42 views

Horror Science Fiction cyberpunk dark dystopian body horror urban

Nurse Anjee knows that bio-nanites are the cutting edge of personalized medicine: they can kill cancerous cells, keep down inflammation, keep insulin receptors functional, and keep waistlines trim. But if they can be programmed, then they can be hacked--and to her hospital comes the most terrifying, cutting-edge hack of all.

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Other Than This

Published Jul 27, 2019 · 196 words (1 minute) · 2 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction flash fiction slipstream surreal slice of life

In what universe must you live to be that which you are not?

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Neighbors: A Definitive Odyssey

Published Jul 18, 2019 · 7,502 words (28 minutes)

Fantasy Literary Fiction weird fiction slipstream weird surreal puns

Joystick lives in Joy House, that big sprawling definition on pages 635 and 636 in the dictionary. When a new word--J/psi particle--moves in next door, Joystick is eager to make friends and introduce himself. But as Joystick learns, J/psi particles are fundamentally unstable, and his new friend doesn't have long to live. Can Joystick muster the powers of his other friends' definitions to find a way to forestall J/psi's death?

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