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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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Super Hero, Uncensored

Published Jun 22, 2018 · 2,889 words (11 minutes) · 396 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.

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Gallery

Published Jun 14, 2018 · 158 words (1 minute) · 343 views

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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.

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Something to Be Tamed

Published Jun 7, 2018 · 6,176 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 398 views

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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?

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Forever in Heaven

Published May 29, 2018 · 90 words (1 minute) · 290 views

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

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The Separatists

Published May 24, 2018 · 994 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 643 views

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To claim immortality, must other pieces of ourselves die? Alongside social and political commentary, decorated author KJ Kabza explores what it means to be true to oneself, what it means to serve others, and what really matters in life and in death—all in fewer than 1,000 words.

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The Expurgated Version

Published May 18, 2018 · 410 words (2 minutes) · 333 views

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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?

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Boulder No. III

Published May 9, 2018 · 4,101 words (15 minutes) · 335 views

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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.

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Epiphany Sale

Published May 3, 2018 · 180 words (1 minute) · 337 views

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Would you buy an epiphany from a kid who claimed to be selling them? How about for the low, low price of one dollar? And what happens when you get what you pay for?

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How the Snake Got the Fork in His Tongue

Published Apr 25, 2018 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 343 views

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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.

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The Garden of Ending

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 2,768 words (11 minutes) · 381 views

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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?

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