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Kurt Pankau

Mostly sci-fi, often silly, occasionally heart-wrenching.

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Kurt Pankau is a software engineer in St. Louis. He enjoys board games, dad-jokes, and stories about time travel.

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The Sentence

Published Mar 21, 2020 · 579 words (3 minutes) · 4 views

Humor Literary Fiction flash fiction meta courtroom drama

Some stunt fiction that I originally wrote as part of my Friday Flash Fiction experiment. The gimmick: the entire story is a single sentence.

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Gavel on black background with copy space. Concept for legal, lawyer, judge, law, auction and attorney.

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Title Of A Recursive Story

Published Feb 18, 2020 · 580 words (3 minutes) · 1 view

Humor meta

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Favorite Color

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Dragon Steaks

Published Jan 11, 2020 · 591 words (3 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Humor

I wrote this for my Friday Flash Fiction project a few years ago, and it's one of my favorites. It will go out free to my mailing list.

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Stefan The Wise

Published Mar 30, 2019 · 597 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 255 views

Horror Humor Science Fiction halloween ghost seance psychic

This was written for a Halloween contest hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio back in 2012. It was judged by none other than Patrick Rothfuss, and was selected as one of the nine stories that would be adapted for radio. The radio adaptation is linked below.

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Act Normal

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Leaving Home

Published Mar 14, 2019 · 607 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 266 views

Science Fiction time travel sad

Chris never told his mother that he wanted to go and help police the timelines, but he's been accepted into the program and now it's time to say goodbye.

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Elegant man waiting on street