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Nathan Susnik

Nathan writes stories that often swim the estuaries of tragedy and comedy.

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Nathan has been many things in his life: a pole vaulter, a Mississippi paddlewheel steamboat deckhand, a molecular biology researcher. He is currently a medical writer and editor living with his family near Hanover, Germany. You can find his fiction in markets such as Escape Pod, PodCastle, Cast of Wonders, and Shoreline of Infinity.

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Tōhoku

Published Apr 15, 2020 · 501 words (2 minutes) · 3 likes · 245 views

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Struggling with the grief of losing her parents in the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Ayumi finds a telephone and line back into life.

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River and Sea

Published Mar 9, 2020 · 533 words (2 minutes) · 234 views

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The clockwork deckhand has been decommissioned. But what if he could go back to the time when steamboats ruled the river? Steampunk flash fiction inspired by the Book of Ecclesiastes.

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The Pink Life (La Vie En Rose)

Published Jan 6, 2020 · 2,931 words (11 minutes) · 5 likes · 601 views

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Lauren’s state-of-the-art iPerceive unit represents the latest in perception-smoothing technology. But when it starts to malfunction one weekday morning, she’ll learn just how much of her reality is a lie. 

Don’t miss this story The Guardian called a standout in an already strong collection from Shoreline of Infinity. Author Nathan Susnik is a medical writer and editor living with his family near Hanover, Germany. He’s new to Curious Fictions, so give him a warm welcome.

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Things from Long Ago

Published Jan 6, 2020 · 504 words (2 minutes) · 5 likes · 195 views

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A tiny origin story of a different type of superhero, written in Southern Gothic style...

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Siegfried 2.0

Published Dec 3, 2019 · 706 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 280 views

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You slay a dragon like you catch a bird. But you’ll need oodles more smarts and stamina to slay a dragon.

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