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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. Follow her on Twitter @christinogle or at http://christinogle.com

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Featured October 30, 2020

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The Best of Our Past, The Worst of Our Future

Published Oct 17, 2020 · 5,989 words (22 minutes) · 1 like · 122 views

Horror possession Summer love Big hair

A teenager and her mom are no strangers to eccentric family houseguests. But when cousin Owen comes to visit, reality slowly grows hazy and dangers seem to appear around every corner.

Kick off Halloween with this unsettling tale by Christi Nogle. Christi teaches college composition in Boise, Idaho, and her work has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and many others.

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Paper Dragonfly, Paper Mountain

Published Jul 18, 2020 · 880 words (4 minutes) · 114 views

Fantasy Science Fiction

Visits are short, but my granddaughter, Caro, is on the computer the whole time building some little cg sculpture. Caro studies art now. I don't know if she's any good, but she is immersed in it. Her complexion speaks of overwork and missed sleep.

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The Drought, 1983

Published Jul 10, 2020 · 4,975 words (19 minutes) · 103 views

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My father was one of those men who has signs made to advertise their opinions about God and the government. His were big and blinding-white, carefully hand lettered in red and royal blue. I was there when he and the delivery boy hung them on the gates and stood admiring. I hadn’t thought of him as an old man before that day. He had always seemed in the prime of life, with his lean frame and long black hair. Next to the delivery boy he looked crooked, bent and gray.

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After summer.
The feast is over,
after tidying up and calming down —
Again, again.
Featured July 10, 2020

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Promise

Published Jul 3, 2020 · 5,407 words (20 minutes) · 6 likes · 417 views

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction hypnagogia Augmented consciousness

At a boarding school for lucid dreamers, a student learns to manifest her memories and thoughts into hyper-realistic assets for game companies, even as she becomes more and more removed from the grim realities of the world around her.

Author Christi Nogle teaches college composition and lives in Boise, Idaho. Her work has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and many others.

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Metal on Metal Birdy Song

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A Fully Chameleonic Foil

Published Jun 26, 2020 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 111 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.

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In the Country

Published Jun 12, 2020 · 4,632 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 153 views

Horror

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.

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Magic flowers