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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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One Year Later

Published Jul 21, 2018 · 673 words (3 minutes) · 421 views

Science Fiction flash fiction death coping

“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?

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The Leafsmith in Love

Published Jul 10, 2018 · 7,514 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 847 views

Fantasy Romance Love 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?

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Castles in the Clouds

Published Jul 3, 2018 · 198 words (1 minute) · 381 views

Fantasy dark flash fiction

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

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How Black the Sky

Published Jun 29, 2018 · 833 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 387 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?

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Super Hero, Uncensored

Published Jun 22, 2018 · 2,889 words (11 minutes) · 492 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) · 425 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange 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.

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Something to Be Tamed

Published Jun 7, 2018 · 6,176 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 535 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?

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Forever in Heaven

Published May 29, 2018 · 90 words (1 minute) · 378 views

Horror flash fiction death body horror hell

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 · 806 views

Science Fiction relationships flash fiction death dystopian neural uploads clones coping

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) · 437 views

Horror Science Fiction neural uploads Strange flash fiction dystopian surreal experimental

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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