Five

A collection of short science fiction, experimental, urban fantasy, and horror stories exploring themes of loss, transition, and altered states.

basics

Genre Various
Audience age Adult
Length Approx 6.5k words

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stories

CODE

An agent training to transport secrets in a hidden partition of their mind struggles to hold their life together when their mission tangles with memories of loss, blurring the line between reality and a surreal inner world.

Genre Experimental/science fiction
Length 2094 words

VINE

In a brief portrait of regret, something that might once have been love spirals towards an inevitable end with the pulling up of roots.

Genre Experimental/literary fiction
Length 350 words

ECHO

Death can’t handle his job anymore, but Time can’t live without him. As they crash along entwined paths, nudging fate off course, each collision forces them to choose between their purpose, their freedom and each other.

Genre Urban fantasy
Length 2021 words

SPARK

As a convicted child-killer awaits execution, his sister is pulled by unbreakable family ties away from her new life and back to the truth she couldn’t outrun.

Genre Horror
Length 951 words

SMOKE

Through a journey paved with fragments of break-ups and breakdowns, scorched earth and burned bridges, a heartbroken lover finds a way to breathe again.

Genre Experimental/literary fiction
Length 999 words

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table of contents

Code
Vine
Echo
Spark
Smoke