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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In the House of the Brelsh

Published May 2, 2019 · 3,502 words (13 minutes) · 80 views

Mystery Science Fiction

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

callum crystal 3


Seder Guest

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 2,487 words (10 minutes) · 2 likes · 103 views

Fantasy Satire

Sometimes, you have to trust your kids when they bring home their latest loves.

Wedding day in France


Sparkle: A Science Fictional Allegory

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 496 words (2 minutes) · 133 views

Satire Science Fiction

Written on the subway and inspired by current events.


In the Silence of the Subway

Published Mar 9, 2019 · 2,474 words (9 minutes) · 98 views


Sylvia stood near the edge of the platform, looking for the lights of the train, feeling for its vibration, and watching the rats.

Story of Solitary


All His Worldly Goods

Published Mar 4, 2019 · 856 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 110 views

Science Fiction

When you'll do anything for health coverage -- even get married.

A lovely moment between a bride and groom


An Old-Time Girl

Published Jan 11, 2019 · 521 words (2 minutes) · 172 views

Science Fiction

Maybe time travel isn't such a good idea.

Girl in the woods
Featured January 3, 2019


First Class

Published Jan 1, 2019 · 6,276 words (23 minutes) · 3 likes · 330 views

Science Fiction

A retired woman finds herself stranded on an unknown planet where she makes some interesting friends.

A red light lit bivouac is seen under a starry night on top of Grigna Meridionale mount, Italy.


Means of Communication

Published Aug 20, 2018 · 2,544 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 228 views

Science Fiction

The heroes are not all there is to a story.

Interior Circles and Lines


Signs of Life

Published Aug 1, 2018 · 13,404 words (49 minutes) · 2 likes · 359 views

Science Fiction

A down-and-out interpreter gets a second chance when a ship's pilot needs somebody to help him cement a deal.

I love the shape and movement of the hands.