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Ben Serna-Grey

Murmur

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 3,524 words (13 minutes) · 3 views

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A story set in the same universe as "Sigh," and one that unfortunately has had a pretty rough publication history. Follows an old widower as he tries to make his way in this burnt out, dead world.

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Featured March 21, 2019

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Ben Serna-Grey

Sigh

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 1,995 words (8 minutes) · 12 likes · 1736 views

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You wake up, wires surrounding your head like a halo. You try to speak, but mechanical chirps emerge instead of words. The world may have ended, but your new life has just begun. This haunting story comes from author Ben Serna-Grey, a musician, writer, and fiction reviewer living in the Pacific Northwest.

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Jen Knox

Rideshare

Published Mar 3, 2019 · 2,352 words (9 minutes)

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"Am I dead?”  “You should be so lucky. All this craziness going on in your world.” As she spoke, a child who looked like Peter from The Snowy Day, the first book I remember reading, ran alongside us on the street in his red suit.

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Personal project about Uber drivers.
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Jen Knox

Gather the Ingredients

Published Oct 10, 2018 · 5,838 words (22 minutes) · 239 views

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KJ Kabza

Scales Made Manifest

Published Oct 4, 2018 · 3,981 words (15 minutes) · 534 views

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The Library of All Knowledge has been forgotten, and its Warden is painfully lonely. Yearning for someone to talk to, he violates his oath and leaves the Library to attempt a connection—and in doing so, triggers a multidimensional disaster.

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KJ Kabza

The Game Room

Published Sep 10, 2018 · 3,779 words (14 minutes) · 1 like · 318 views

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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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Paul Alex Gray

Memories to come

Published Aug 28, 2018 · 948 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 696 views

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In the future we will escape into incredible new worlds thanks to Virtual Reality. Yet real life is never perfect. Many people face or have faced traumatic or difficult experiences and live with fear, regret, anger or sorrow. For someone experiencing the pain of grief, whose effects may never truly be overcome … What world would they create? Something new? Or something lost.

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The light was fading as I was flying the Mavic back from another shoot and the symmetry of these streets caught my eye. Love me some long afternoon shadows.
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KJ Kabza

One Year Later

Published Jul 21, 2018 · 673 words (3 minutes) · 603 views

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“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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KJ Kabza

Gallery

Published Jun 14, 2018 · 158 words (1 minute) · 588 views

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Mysterious still shots of your dreams have always appeared in your phone the next morning. And it’s always been wonderful—until you start having nightmares.

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