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KJ Kabza

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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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Sputnik 2, Interior

Published Dec 23, 2018 · 184 words (1 minute) · 5 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) · 5 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) · 212 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 Dragons 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 idea SF

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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The Ramshead Algorithm

Published Nov 13, 2018 · 13,480 words (50 minutes) · 4 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction portal fantasy

Ramshead Jones has discovered a secret in his backyard: a portal inside the hedge maze that leads to a near-infinite number of realities. But his wealthy, dysfunctional family has their own maze of secrets, and when the hedge maze and the portal—and Ramshead’s only way out of his meaningless life on Earth—are threatened, Ramshead must confront his painful familial truths to harness the alien magic needed to save his planet’s future.

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Our Abstract World

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 201 words (1 minute) · 3 views

Science Fiction flash fiction gay idea SF

Most art is meant to be looked at. But now that you can plug a simulation of sensation directly into your brain, some art is meant to be felt.

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Nathan and the Amazing TechnoPocket NerdCoat

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 3,065 words (12 minutes) · 254 views

Horror Science Fiction Strange dark absurd

Nathan Pinkwater is a regular at the Green Horse Café, so regular that server Jiao Ming knows all his weird and unpleasant quirks. So when Nathan shows up inexplicably wearing a magic, transdimensional coat, Jiao knows something is Wrong. Where the hell did Nathan get it? Why is he being so coy? And what awful things has Nathan hidden in its infinitely deep pockets?

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Memories of Happy Childhood

Published Oct 24, 2018 · 886 words (4 minutes) · 3 views

Humor Science Fiction space flash fiction children kidlit

Brad’s father is perfecting a secret mind-control ray on behalf of the government. Too bad it only works from orbit, and Brad’s whole family has been banished to space until Brad’s father can get it to work.

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If Looks Could Kill

Published Oct 15, 2018 · 2,826 words (11 minutes) · 3 views

Fantasy children kidlit Medusa

Somebody has been turning the other kids on the playground into stone, and since everyone at Eastville Elementary is fully human except for Marissa, a half-Medusa and a troublemaker, all eyes are on her. But Marissa didn’t do it, and she must catch the real culprit before Principal Mariucci expels her.

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