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Featured November 30, 2019

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Jen Knox

Green

Published Nov 28, 2019 · 2,365 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 259 views

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Joseph’s only deviation from regulation minimalism is an illicit second bicycle... until he meets Alyssa, a dumpster-diving, live-streaming, crowd-funded wanderer.

Award-winning author Jen Knox hails from Ohio, and her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2017, The Saturday Evening Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and NPR, among many others.

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KJ Kabza

Like Old People Do

Published Oct 23, 2019 · 706 words (3 minutes)

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Everybody knows you ain't supposed to talk direct to people's faces. Because that's what old people do. But somehow, even though she the most beautiful girl in the whole train car, she don't got a phone. So how we supposed to talk?

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Kyle Aisteach

Too Close for Comfort

Published Jul 11, 2019 · 3,343 words (13 minutes) · 266 views

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Near-future hard science fiction shows its age very quickly. In fact, one scientific fact in this story was proven wrong between the time it was accepted for publication and when it actually came out. That trend has continued since it was first published in 2010, but I remain fond of this one, largely because I still don't know the answer to the central question: Is a Neanderthal a human or an animal?

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KJ Kabza

This Is a Letter to My Son

Published Mar 6, 2019 · 4,922 words (18 minutes) · 218 views

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Kellsey’s mother, long-dead from a terminal illness, only speaks to her in pre-recorded videos. But Kellsey’s mother speaks to Kevin, since she could never know that her child would one day transition. When Kellsey learns that her hormone treatments now make her susceptible to the same cancer that killed her mother—and that a new medical procedure can alter her internal gender identity—she must choose between becoming the son she never wanted to be or the daughter she may not survive as.

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