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KJ Kabza has written and sold over 70 short stories to a multitude of anthologies and award-winning fantasy and science fiction magazines. His debut print collection, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, has been called "a fresh new voice in the genre" by Booklist and "bursting with both ideas and emotion" by RT Book Reviews. You can support KJ's work by subscribing via his Curious Fictions author page or by visiting https://kjkabza.com/works/books/ and purchasing one of his short fiction collections.

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The Land of Stone and Stars

Published Dec 9, 2019 · 4,287 words (16 minutes)

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Crushed by the loss of his only daughter and last surviving family member, Jackrabbit knows what he must do: venture to the permanently dark side of his homeworld, "the land of stone and stars," so he can find his daughter's spirit among the dead and bring her back before she ascends with the others into the sky. But the journey across the extremes of the planet's habitable zones is hard and bewildering, and for Jackrabbit to succeed, he must lose even more.

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Light Years

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 99 words (1 minute)

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The best place for vampires is a deep-space colony ship. Without lethal daylight, who can stop us?

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Copyright 2113

Published Nov 23, 2019 · 7,600 words (28 minutes) · 1 view

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Film critic Harry has mental modifications for enhanced memory--the ability to make perfect recordings of precious moments as he experiences them. But like all people with memory mods, his firmware deletes any memories of copyrighted media within 48 hours... until a hacker acquaintance installs an illegal tweak that lets him remember films indefinitely. Caught between the promise of an enriched inner life and his filmmaker wife's condemnation for his risky act, what should Harry do?

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...In the Machine

Published Nov 15, 2019 · 1,051 words (4 minutes)

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We was at the drugstore on South, at the self-checkout thingy with the big OUT OF ORDER sign. It was crowded so I tried scanning a candy bar there anyway. But instead of nothing happening, the checkout thing said, "Help me. Please, help me. Is anyone there?"

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Clean Shot

Published Nov 7, 2019 · 3,254 words (12 minutes)

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The kind of bow I have is a compound PSE Thunderbolt Stinger. My PSE Thunderbolt Stinger's name is Max, and Max is my best friend because I don't like people.

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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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The Vision of Miss Elaine

Published Oct 18, 2019 · 6,750 words (25 minutes)

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Thanks to a new neural imaging technique, Science can now peer so deeply into a human mind, it's possible to map a person's private mental landscape of symbolic representation--and use that map to build a piece of Art so perfectly tailored, it stops the customer from hungering for any other Art forever. To support his family, artist Mick Lawson is forced to work in the industry that's killing his craft... and in doing so, he meets a client who might also destroy his marriage.

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Picture Day

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

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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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From Mutsumi

Published Sep 29, 2019 · 1,270 words (5 minutes)

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Does immortality--and the vast changes in personality that can happen over an eternity--mean that you and your romantic partner are forever destined to grow apart? Or does it mean an eternity of falling in love?

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Cat Fight

Published Sep 26, 2019 · 2,172 words (8 minutes)

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Kyle isn't so good at listening to people--especially his grandmother, who he's stuck spending the summer with. So when she warns him to stay away from the abandoned house on the hill, Kyle takes his dog Shark and explores it immediately. And what he awakens there isn't so good at listening, either...

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