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Barbara Krasnoff

Writer of weird speculative short stories.

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Barbara Krasnoff is Brooklyn born and bred, and has the accent to prove it. She is Reviews Editor at The Verge & author of 35+ specfic short stories, including the 2016 Nebula finalist "Sabbath Wine." Her mosaic novel of interconnected stories, "The History of Soul 2065," will be published by Mythic Delirium on June 11, 2019.

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Of Their Sweet Deaths Are Sweetest Odours Made

Published Mar 13, 2021 · 3,965 words (15 minutes) · 131 views

Science Fiction Urban science fiction

Here I sit, Elaine thought drearily. The has-been who never was.

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The Waterbug

Published Feb 24, 2021 · 2,881 words (11 minutes) · 163 views

Horror Literary Fiction

Sometimes, friendship can come from the most unexpected places.

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Topfuntersetzer

Published Jan 25, 2021 · 2,754 words (11 minutes) · 3 likes · 455 views

Humor Science Fiction

With the rise and fall of a civilization or two—and a dash of interstellar regifting—a humble kitchen trivet achieves unlikely heights.

Barbara Krasnoff is Reviews Editor at The Verge, and is the author of more than 35 short stories, including the 2016 Nebula finalist “Sabbath Wine.”

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How the New Year Took Over From the Old Year

Published Dec 31, 2020 · 1,127 words (5 minutes) · 233 views

Fantasy Humor

Baby 2021 finds out what it's going to have to deal with -- a very quickly written fable for 2020.

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Why Penguins Can’t Fly: A Christmas Story

Published Dec 23, 2020 · 2,170 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 762 views

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Everyone knows reindeer fly because of magic. But few know the tale of where they got it—because all magic requires a trade, and flying doesn’t come cheap.

Barbara Krasnoff is Reviews Editor at The Verge, and is the author of more than 35 short stories, including the 2016 Nebula finalist “Sabbath Wine.”

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Symbiosis

Published Jun 23, 2020 · 4,377 words (16 minutes) · 386 views

Science Fiction Romance Science Fiction Romance

Do desktop computers feel?

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The Didibug Pin

Published Apr 5, 2020 · 5,720 words (21 minutes) · 410 views

Science Fiction labor

Lize spends her days harvesting cliffcrawlers for the Company, but she suspects there's a secret behind the insects that the workers aren't being told.

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The Memory of Touch

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 3,925 words (15 minutes) · 548 views

Science Fiction aliens trauma birds

Sometimes, surviving isn't enough.

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Button Up Your Overcoat

Published Jun 19, 2019 · 3,254 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 527 views

Science Fiction Historical

There's more than one way to pass.

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In the House of the Brelsh

Published May 2, 2019 · 3,502 words (13 minutes) · 590 views

Mystery Science Fiction

A human housemaid is terrified that she will be held responsible for the death of her alien employer.

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