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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 May 24, 2018 · 994 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 545 views
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?
Published May 18, 2018 · 410 words (2 minutes) · 247 views
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?
Published May 9, 2018 · 4,101 words (15 minutes) · 241 views
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.
Published Apr 25, 2018 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 248 views
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.
Published Apr 18, 2018 · 2,768 words (11 minutes) · 291 views
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?