Kurt Pankau

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Kurt Pankau is a software engineer in St. Louis. He enjoys board games, dad-jokes, and stories about time travel.

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Dragon Steaks

Published Jan 11, 2020 · 591 words (3 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Humor

I wrote this for my Friday Flash Fiction project a few years ago, and it's one of my favorites. It will go out free to my mailing list.




Stefan The Wise

Published Mar 30, 2019 · 597 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 212 views

Horror Humor Science Fiction halloween ghost seance psychic

This was written for a Halloween contest hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio back in 2012. It was judged by none other than Patrick Rothfuss, and was selected as one of the nine stories that would be adapted for radio. The radio adaptation is linked below.

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Leaving Home

Published Mar 14, 2019 · 607 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 207 views

Science Fiction time travel sad

Chris never told his mother that he wanted to go and help police the timelines, but he's been accepted into the program and now it's time to say goodbye.


Elegant man waiting on street