Featured September 12, 2018 Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange death rebirth coping

The Game Room

By KJ Kabza
Sep 10, 2018 · 3,779 words · 14 minutes


From the editor:

After the death of their parents, five siblings face mysterious changes to their rambling old house: rooms shift in the night, and familiar doorways lead to unknown places. Author KJ Kabza’s short story collection THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM is now available from Pink Narcissus Press, and dozens of his stories can be found on Curious Fictions.

From the author: After the sudden death of their parents, five siblings stay in the family home well into adulthood. But then the house, of its own volition, begins to change.


You don't notice (not really) when you lose a single sock from the laundry bag, or a penny falls from your pocket and rolls away, or a receipt gets brushed off the table and drifts under the refrigerator.

When entire rooms of your house go missing, though, you kind of can't help but sit up and take notice.

Especially when other rooms appear in their stead. Like that blue bathroom with the flamingo-pink tile by the upstairs hall closet. Or the windowless room with the piano (none of us plays...

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