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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 Vision of Miss Elaine

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

Science Fiction dystopian sad relationships dystopia tragic tragedy

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)

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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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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Ovum Tempi

Published Sep 17, 2019 · 945 words (4 minutes)

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If you could find a way to travel through time without disrupting the time stream--and without experiencing any surprises, excitement, or new knowledge--would it still be worth doing?

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The Soul in the Bell Jar

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

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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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Flow

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 374 words (2 minutes) · 41 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction flash fiction slice of life

Everyone has a secret fear, and Rutherford's is this: for the minute it matters most, he won't be looking.

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The Harvest

Published Aug 30, 2019 · 168 words (1 minute)

Science Fiction space flash fiction

Surely, mining asteroids for ice can't be THAT hard. You just grab the closet icy rock and tow it in... right?

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Upriver

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

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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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Ghost Town

Published Aug 17, 2019 · 98 words (1 minute)

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People aren't the only entities that leave ghosts behind.

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