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KJ Kabza

Picture Day

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 2,517 words (10 minutes)

Literary Fiction Family siblings death coping twins

Clumsy, messy Nick and his twin Annie owe their mother one last act: a professional, studio portrait of themselves in clean clothes that fit, so they have a record of looking nice "for once". But can doing something that comes unnaturally ever be an authentic act of love?

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Featured September 12, 2018
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KJ Kabza

The Game Room

Published Sep 10, 2018 · 3,779 words (14 minutes) · 1 like · 21 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange portal fantasy death rebirth coping

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.

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One Year Later

Published Jul 21, 2018 · 673 words (3 minutes) · 346 views

Science Fiction flash fiction death coping

“I know all about it,” said the voice of Margie. “They scan your brain, take your memories of your spouse, and make a program you can talk to—just once, one year later—to say goodbye. For closure.” But when Terry finally talks to Margie’s ghost, is closure what he really feels? And if not, what does it mean to hang up?

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Featured June 3, 2018

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KJ Kabza

The Separatists

Published May 24, 2018 · 994 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 688 views

Science Fiction relationships flash fiction death dystopian neural uploads clones coping

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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All Souls Proceed

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 700 words (3 minutes) · 417 views

Fantasy Horror ghost stories rebirth Strange coping Magical Realism ghosts flash fiction death

When a boy’s skull is crushed beneath a truck, a ghost bike appears at the nearby roadside in memoriam. But not even memorials can mourn forever.

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