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KJ Kabza

The Soul in the Bell Jar

Published Sep 13, 2019 · 10,379 words (38 minutes)

Fantasy Horror gothic horror dark dark fantasy Lovecraftian body horror zombies

When 11-year-old Lindsome's self-absorbed parents take a trip around the world, she is sent to live with her great-uncle in his remote, crumbling estate. And the rumors about it are true: her uncle, the half-mad scientist Professor Dandrige, lets his gruesome, undead experiments wander the grounds. But the rotting animal corpses that move in the dark are the least taboo of the estate's secrets, and Lindsome will need to unravel each one to stop the Professor's most nightmarish experiment of all.

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KJ Kabza

Upriver

Published Aug 23, 2019 · 2,403 words (9 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy retelling dark Afterlife Greek myth hell

After a hard life spent suffering from other peoples' greed, Diana doesn't think an afterlife spent stuck on the banks of the River Acheron is so bad--until she realizes that even here, the greed and suffering goes on. What will Diana do, now that she has nothing left to lose?

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KJ Kabza

Her Echo

Published Aug 10, 2019 · 592 words (3 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Love fairy tale dark fable flash fiction

When the Old Wise Woman of the Tall Bright Hills finally passed through the veil, she left three things behind--her Reflection, her Shadow, and her Echo--and granted them their freedom. But when they all espy a beautiful youth, everything changes.

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KJ Kabza

Bed 17

Published Aug 3, 2019 · 1,779 words (7 minutes) · 68 views

Horror Science Fiction cyberpunk dark dystopian body horror urban

Nurse Anjee knows that bio-nanites are the cutting edge of personalized medicine: they can kill cancerous cells, keep down inflammation, keep insulin receptors functional, and keep waistlines trim. But if they can be programmed, then they can be hacked--and to her hospital comes the most terrifying, cutting-edge hack of all.

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Rhiannon R-S

Lorenza's Bones

Published Jul 25, 2019 · 5,397 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 6 views

Fantasy Mystery Science Fiction science fantasy dark fungus sentient armor

Lorenza, stripped of her humanity by a deeply magical fungal forest, must confront the wild magic that changed her after a series of murders which match the way she died.

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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 137 views

Fantasy Historical ancient dark dark fantasy short story historical fantasy egypt

A boy is bound by magic to keep the secrets of the Pharoah’s son.

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Katrina Smith

Bar Hive Beekeeping

Published Jun 12, 2019 · 2,003 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 187 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Lyrical Strange dark philosophical postapocalyptic Rules of the Run

Life behind the Wall is difficult to comprehend for most of the Lost. For the Sisters Penitent, control is the only thing that still makes sense-- and for the Marshal, control is the only thing that matters.

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KJ Kabza

The Flight Stone

Published Jun 7, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 111 views

Fantasy dark flash fiction

Half-starved orphans like Calife have two choices in life: stay on the streets of Hark and die, or become a child soldier for the Harkish Army and ride airhorses, which can't take flight with anything heavier than stunted children on their backs. Calife has no desire to return to the streets, but she won't stay small forever. What lengths will she go to in order to keep riding?

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C. Jai Ferry

"Skeleton Dance" excerpt

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 168 views

Horror Literary Fiction dark short story family drama excerpt psychological

"My grandmother wanted to kill me..." So begins a dark and disturbing look into a one young girl’s perseverance in surviving the eccentricities of her grandmother.

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Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Published Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 176 views

Horror Science Fiction dark #alien invasion #badbad greeting cards

A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"

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Antony Gormley did an extraordinary job in creating these sculptures in Lake Ballard Western Australia. Visions of aliens in an alien landscape came to mind.