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KJ Kabza

Bed 17

Published Aug 3, 2019 · 1,779 words (7 minutes) · 22 views

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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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Featured August 2, 2019

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James Van Pelt

The Last of the O-Forms

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 6,295 words (23 minutes) · 5 likes · 208 views

Horror Science Fiction dystopian mutation

Dr. Trevin’s Traveling Zoological Extravaganza raked in the cash in the early days of the DNA-mutating plague—it was even featured in Newsweek! But now that mutated animals roam every city and town, Trevin and Caprice (a preternaturally smart 12-year-old) will need to resort to more desperate measures to stay relevant.

This Nebula-finalist story originally appeared in Asimov’s in 2004. Author James Van Pelt, an English teacher turned full-time writer, has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Campbell awards, and published dozens of short stories and novels.

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So… My mother and I were walking around the zoo and we decided to stop and chat with this ape. It was amazing!, the ape appears to understand what my mother says. They touched hands and all that human/animal love… and when I touch just the shoulder of my mom to tell her that we must be going home, the animal start throwing dust at me and yelling. It was hilarious.
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KJ Kabza

North

Published Jun 12, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 2 views

Science Fiction far future flash fiction dystopian environmentalism

In the far future, where will humanity find water? And when they find it, will it be enough?

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Doranna Durgin

Fountane Of

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 2,159 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 764 views

Science Fiction time travel future dystopian short quick sharp

Speculative Fiction in the tradition of Fredric Brown--short, sharp, and not very sweet. Plus, time-traveling janitor!

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KJ Kabza

If You See Him on the Road

Published Jan 27, 2019 · 2,349 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 95 views

Horror Science Fiction space dystopian colony ships spaceships

If you see the Buddha on the road (the saying goes), then kill him. But on a massive, multi-generational colony spaceship, where everyone’s knowledge of their circumstances and mission are warping with time, who are the new arbiters of truth and what is real?

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KJ Kabza

How Black the Sky

Published Jun 29, 2018 · 833 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 287 views

Science Fiction flash fiction dystopian environmentalism

He spent his career flying drones to remote corners of national parks, planting cameras so viewers could enjoy live feeds of the wilderness. But now, polar bears are gone to extinction, San Francisco gone to earthquakes, and Miami gone to sea level rise, and national parks are no longer places that people can go. When the last camera shuts off, will anyone but him notice?

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KJ Kabza

The Separatists

Published May 24, 2018 · 994 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 627 views

Science Fiction flash fiction death dystopian neural uploads clones

To claim immortality, must other pieces of ourselves die? Alongside social and political commentary, decorated author KJ Kabza explores what it means to be true to oneself, what it means to serve others, and what really matters in life and in death—all in fewer than 1,000 words.

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KJ Kabza

The Expurgated Version

Published May 18, 2018 · 410 words (2 minutes) · 315 views

Horror Science Fiction Strange flash fiction dystopian surreal experimental

In punishment for the heinous crime of pre-marital sex, James’ brain is re-wired such that every memory of Lori triggers a blackout in his awareness. But now Lori’s gone missing. How can James find a woman he can’t even think about? And when he does, will he even recognize her?

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Gary Gibson

Senseless

Published Oct 31, 2017 · 5,173 words (19 minutes) · 424 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction post-apocalpytic Hard science fiction dystopian

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