Christi Nogle

Christi Nogle is writing dark fiction.

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Christi Nogle’s short stories have appeared in publications such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, The Arcanist, Fusion Fragment, Tales to Terrify, Pulp Literature, and Hermine Annual along with anthologies such as C.M Muller’s Nightscript III and IV, Flame Tree's American Gothic, XVIII (Eighteen) from Underland Press, and Unnerving’s Haunted Are These Houses. Christi is an active member of SFWA, the Horror Writers Association and Codex Writers’ Group. She teaches college composition and lives in Boise, Idaho with her partner Jim and their dogs and cats. Follow her on Twitter @christinogle or at

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Published Jul 3, 2020 · 5,407 words (20 minutes) · 5 views

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction hypnagogia Augmented consciousness

Brochures fanned across the lace tablecloth in Grandma’s dining room. Up close, I saw the recruiter’s immaculate makeup starting to crack, the silver showing against auburn at the part in her hair. She slanted forward with briefcase on knees and weight on the balls of her feet. I was meant to think she’d bolt and that I’d lose my chance, which made me wonder why she was so desperate.


Metal on Metal Birdy Song



A Fully Chameleonic Foil

Published Jun 26, 2020 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 14 views

Science Fiction

The new saleswoman set up in the park. Her kiosk built itself from the new brand of metamorphic foil she was selling, and it had more foil hovering above its front to make shade. I went with a group of kids after school when she first set up, and she ran through her spiel even though she had to know we didn’t have money. Hoping for word of mouth, I guess.





Swarm of Pan

Published Jun 19, 2020 · 1,311 words (5 minutes) · 36 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction

The dreams begin approximately ten days before the start of a new semester. The teacher falls asleep watching late-night programs, wakes with the dream images, and curls away from her husband’s warm back to write.


large flock of birds (murmuration) flying



In the Country

Published Jun 12, 2020 · 4,632 words (17 minutes) · 41 views


At sunset everything is pink and blue-violet. The mother, Myrna, stands out on the balcony surveying the hills and follows the diagonal lines of them in zigzag down and past the treeline to the scene on the lawn. The little boy and little girl’s nightdresses glow pink in the sunset, succulents at their feet all spiral-shaped, soft and pebbly, the harder white of lilies behind them and the red-green foliage of the roses behind them.


Magic flowers