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 and purchasing one of his short fiction collections.

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In the Shadow of Dyrhólaey

Published Aug 1, 2018 · 3,682 words (14 minutes) · 191 views

Fantasy Horror Historical dark fantasy folklore myth

In early 20th-century Iceland, the brilliant sculptor Einar has devised a plan for sculpting a local rock formation into a ship. But legend holds that this rock formation is more than mere stone, and Einar’s best friend Gunnar can see it breathing. Will Einar’s chisel unleash a work of art—or unlock the enchantment that holds back monsters? Will Gunnar be able to stop him?



Published Aug 1, 2018 · 294 words (2 minutes) · 192 views

Science Fiction flash fiction experimental identity

Transporter beams aren’t just for transport. Since you’re going to be reassembled on the other end, why not get reassembled into a different, better person?


One Year Later

Published Jul 21, 2018 · 673 words (3 minutes) · 227 views

Science Fiction death coping flash fiction

“I know all about it,” said the voice of Margie. “They scan your brain, take your memories of your spouse, and make a program you can talk to—just once, one year later—to say goodbye. For closure.” But when Terry finally talks to Margie’s ghost, is closure what he really feels? And if not, what does it mean to hang up?


The Leafsmith in Love

Published Jul 10, 2018 · 7,514 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 642 views

Fantasy Love Romance steampunk clockpunk happy ending

Jesper, the master Leafsmith of the mechanized arboretum at Holdt Castle, is falling for the playful and innocent Lady Zuhanna, a visiting cousin of the princess. But vain Princess Kanna can’t stand to have any man ignore her in favor of another woman, and she’s determined to sabotage their courtship. Will the power of Love prove to be mightier than the power of the Crown?


Castles in the Clouds

Published Jul 3, 2018 · 198 words (1 minute) · 229 views

Fantasy dark flash fiction

When a civilization is built upon war, peace brings the greatest destruction of all.


How Black the Sky

Published Jun 29, 2018 · 833 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 224 views

Science Fiction flash fiction dystopian environmentalism

He spent his career flying drones to remote corners of national parks, planting cameras so viewers could enjoy live feeds of the wilderness. But now, polar bears are gone to extinction, San Francisco gone to earthquakes, and Miami gone to sea level rise, and national parks are no longer places that people can go. When the last camera shuts off, will anyone but him notice?


Super Hero, Uncensored

Published Jun 22, 2018 · 2,889 words (11 minutes) · 308 views

Fantasy Humor Satire superhero fiction capes and tights diary

Everybody loves the ideal of a super hero: a strong, brave, perky, fresh-faced former Boy Scout willing to generously lend a chipper yet manly hand against all forces of evil. Too bad Justice isn’t remotely that.



Published Jun 14, 2018 · 158 words (1 minute) · 255 views

Fantasy Horror Strange Literary Fiction flash fiction death dreams

Mysterious still shots of your dreams have always appeared in your phone the next morning. And it’s always been wonderful—until you start having nightmares.


Something to Be Tamed

Published Jun 7, 2018 · 6,176 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 300 views

Science Fiction aliens colony ships alien planets

David used to be a settler in a colony of humans. Now, the colony has been destroyed by the resident aliens, and David is forced to live as one of their exotic pets. But is being kept and cared for really so bad? And when another human—and freedom fighter—arrives in the yard next door as the neighbors’ new pet, what’s the most ethical way to react?


Forever in Heaven

Published May 29, 2018 · 90 words (1 minute) · 208 views

Horror flash fiction body horror hell death

When you die, you go to Heaven… and so does every cell that has ever been a part of your body.