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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.
Published Oct 12, 2018 · 8,403 words (31 minutes) · 2 views
Young Daybreak-under-Clouds yearns to leave the village of Lionfjord and travel the world, an act that marks the passage into manhood. But Daybreak has been caught having sex with men, and in Lionfjord, this is confirmation of womanhood. Miserable in a new gender role and desperate to leave Lionfjord, Daybreak doesn’t know what to do—until the mischievous Traveler Boneoak comes to town, with his irresistible smile and brilliant ideas.
Published Oct 4, 2018 · 3,981 words (15 minutes) · 171 views
The Library of All Knowledge has been forgotten, and its Warden is painfully lonely. Yearning for someone to talk to, he violates his oath and leaves the Library to attempt a connection—and in doing so, triggers a multidimensional disaster.
Published Sep 19, 2018 · 7,947 words (29 minutes) · 4 views
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.
Published Sep 10, 2018 · 3,779 words (14 minutes) · 1 like · 18 views
After the sudden death of their parents, five siblings stay in the family home well into adulthood. But then the house, of its own volition, begins to change.
Published Aug 30, 2018 · 5,702 words (21 minutes) · 256 views
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?
Published Aug 22, 2018 · 207 words (1 minute) · 191 views
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.
Published Aug 14, 2018 · 1,003 words (4 minutes) · 228 views
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.
Published Aug 6, 2018 · 102 words (1 minute) · 187 views
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.