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CB Droege

CB Droege writes short-form and experimental fiction, mostly sci-fi.

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CB Droege is an author and voice actor from the Queen City living in the Millionendorf. His writing influences include Philip K. Dick, Bill Bryson, Isaac Asimov, David Sedaris, and Roger Zelazny. He loves wizards and time-travel, but has an irrational distaste for time-traveling wizards. His latest books are Peacemaker and Other Stories and Quantum Age AdventuresHe also produces a weekly podcast, in which he reads other people's stories: Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast.

Other recent publications include work in Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Fantasia Divinity, Corvus Review, Indestructible, Visitant, Dark Mountain, Farther Stars than These, Archaeopteryx, Broadswords and Blastersand The Centropic Oracle.

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The Lone and Level Sands

Published Mar 3, 2021 · 315 words (2 minutes) · 36 views

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"They are gone now, as you can see."

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I drove out the the desert with some friends in the middle of a heatwave. The good part was that there wasn’t a soul out there. The bad part was 30 mph winds smacking us in the face with 115 degree heat. It was so hot that the coolant in the Jeep was boiling the whole time.

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Letting On

Published Feb 6, 2021 · 305 words (2 minutes) · 74 views

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"Sometimes they’re good at not letting on.” 

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Those who Favor Fire

Published Jan 25, 2021 · 936 words (4 minutes) · 119 views

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A final farewell.

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Globe

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Without Index

Published Dec 21, 2020 · 378 words (2 minutes) · 125 views

Classic Literary Fiction apocalypse library solstice

On the day when the light is meant to, finally, begin to overtake the darkness, a pair of scholars seeks the answers that will save us all from a terrible fate.

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Without index

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Under Pressure

Published Dec 9, 2020 · 810 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 139 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction time travel science ethics

Dr. Ferenczi's attempts to manufacture a special kind of super nitrate in the lab continue to fail. Is it sabotage? Yes, actually. It's definitely sabotage, and it is essential that she not ever succeed.

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The next formula

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Next Year's Garden

Published Nov 4, 2020 · 822 words (3 minutes) · 163 views

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The Ladies Intergalactic Gardening Club tours the latest entry.

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Next years garden

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The Order of the Leaf-Eaters

Published Oct 26, 2020 · 1,288 words (5 minutes) · 164 views

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Brother Larry struggles with his place in the salad world.

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The order of the leafeaters

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The Shepherd

Published Oct 18, 2020 · 1,183 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 176 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction antiques faunus

Henri sees women like this every day at her antiques booth, and she knows just what they're looking for.

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The shepherd

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Unfounded Identity

Published Oct 11, 2020 · 547 words (2 minutes) · 171 views

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A dragon chats with an ax about what has gone wrong.

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Unfounded identity

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Gerald's Home

Published Sep 15, 2020 · 1,097 words (4 minutes) · 201 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction ghosts change coming-of-age

The world moved on without Gerald while he was hanging out in his old haunt.

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