Fiction

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© KJ Hannah Greenberg, 2013

Slipstream is to fiction what ultrarunning is to track and field, a chance to take skills far away from ordinary expectations. In strange plot loops, especially as refracted through the optical systems of oddball characters, such narratives can grow wild.

Some Favorites:

* "No Cause to Remain." Raphael's Village.
* "Jim-Jam's Louse." Fiction365.
* "Professional Responsibilities." Bartleby Snopes.
* "A Numinous Respite for a Simple Ballet Student." Weirdyear. (scroll down).
* "Sugar Ants." Scrambler
* "The Rule of Three." Pressboardpress.
* "The Crystalline Chanticleer." Static Movement.
* "Squamata's Rumble." The Clarity of the Night.
* "Illusionary is the Hedgehog's Strength: An Allegory." Bards & Sages Quarterly.
*  "It's a Surprise." Prima Stories.

Current Publications:

50 to 1.
2011. Sep. "Fat Fish."

365 Tomorrows.
2010. Feb. “Terrorgator.”
2008 .Oct. “Not an Imaginary Figment.”

AlienSkin Magazine.
2009. June/July. “A Little More Echinacea Dearie.”
2008 .Dec/Jan. “This One’s for Daddy.”

Amphibi.us.
2011. Nov. "Sassafras Tea for Two: Divergent Sexual Perspectives."

AntipodeanSF.
2009 .Aug. “Deli Slices.”
2008. Dec. “Car for Sale.” #127.

Bactrian Room, The.
2014. May. "The Equipment Maintenance Man."
2013. Jul. "McCragherty and the Livestock Exchange."
2012. Dec. "Defense."
2012. May. "Baking Cookies, Counting Cheshire Cats, Espousing Classical Rhetoric, Raising Rabbits, and Signing off from Cancer." 

Bards and Sages.

2013. Apr. "Amazing Deterrents." 39-41.
2011. Jul. "(For Larina)The Lizard and the Dumpster Cats: An Allegory." 19-21.
2011. Apr. "Maneuvering the Facts around Small Feelings." 15.
2009. Apr. “Illusionary is the Hedgehog’s Strength: An Allegory.” 5.

Bartleby Snopes.
2011. Mar. "Professional Responsibilities."

Battered Suitcase, The.
2011. Sep. "Deferring to Family Custom." 124-125.

Bewildering Stories.
2014. Aug. "Assistance with Quickly Becoming Unbearable." Bewildering Stories.
2014. Jun. "Unlike her Children."
2014. Feb. "Witches, Wizards and Watches." Rpt. from The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles. Bards & Sages Publishing.       2013.
2013. Nov. "Becoming a Grifter."
2013. Jul. "Barefoot Nuptials."
2012. Dec. "Sleep Aids Guaranteed."
2012. Oct. "A Reluctant Ecology."
2012. Jul. "An Awkward Letter."
2012. May. "Medicancy."
2012. Feb. "On Not Weighing the Moral Turpitudes of Common Man."
2011. Jun. "The Telemarketer and the Would-be Strumpet."
2011. May. "Suboptimal."
2010. Nov. "The Process of Becoming a Noncorporeal Being" and "A Few Constructive Observations."
2010. Jul. “Guess my Vocation” and “Shuffling through Onion Grass: A Rhapsody about the Limits Family Can Impose on Xenography.”
2010. Feb. “Outcursed.”
2009. Dec. “Powered by Gas.”
2009. Nov. “Betting on the Outfield” and “The Husband Remaking Machine.”
2009. Sep. “To be Millionaires, We’d have Gone into Dermatology” and “Little Life Alterations.”
2009. Aug. “That Thermochromatic Whatsit” and “Opening Remarks in the Sociology Department.”
2009. Jan. “Recumbent Riches.”

Big Pulp.
2012. Dec. "Indigestion." 50-51.
2010. Feb. “Rue/Roux.”

Bound Off!
2014. Feb. "Lacy's Toe." Podcast.

Calliope.
American Mensa
2014. Feb. "A Little Off of the Top." 18-19.
2012. Jun. "Replete with Fire Sleeve." 24-26.
2010. Oct."One of Many Acts." 23-24.

Cat’s Meow, The.
2014. Jun. "Matilda's Morning." 69-73.
2010. Apr. “Object du Jour.”

Cerulean Rain.
2009. Feb. “Believing in Champions in the 1970s.”

Clarity of the Night.
2011. Jul. "Elementary."
2010. Jan. “Synecdoche with References to a Previous Life in Iowa City.”
2009. Jul. “Spelling New Neighbors.”
2009. Jan. “Reflexing Upward.”
2008. Jul. “Squamata’s Rumble.”

Cricket Online Review.
2010. Jul. “A Slow-Working Relaxative.”

Danse Macabre.
2012. Jun. "A Little Old Man with an Abacus: Assorted Family Dysfunction during Select Postadolescent Years." 
2012. Jan. "The Thief."
2011. Sep. "After the Abortion, a Short Journey."
2011. May. "Droving Away Unpleasantries."
2011. Apr. "The Almost Olympian."
2010. Nov. "The Problem with the Retlins' Kind of Wealth."
2010. Sep. “Tropical Birds.”
2010. Mar. “Pragmatics.”

Della Donna.
2009. Feb. “Rituals.”

Doorknobs and Bodypaint.
2014. Nov."Ruminations" and "Today's Weather: Pleasant, No Change in Temperature."
2014. Aug."Married, but Lonely."
2014. May. "Assigned Myself the Job," and "TJ Buttercup."
2014. Feb. "Yesterday's Plumbing" and "A Street-Crossed Lover."
2013. Nov. "Steps to Knowledge."
2013. Aug. "A Thing for Small Fish and Bendy Invertebrates."
2013. May. "The Wrong Side of the Gurney."
2008. Aug. "Popcorn."

Dream People,The.
2012. Nov. "Preamble."
2010. Nov. "First, Penguins Driving Mazdas."

Existere.

2009. Nov. “Raucous Celebrations.” 73-75.

Fallopian Falafel.
2009. Nov. “The Sexual Politics of Mental Illness.” 25-26.

Farther Stars than These.
2012. Mar. "Impending Incursion."

Feathertale Review.
2009. Jun. “The Prophet and the Social Worker.”

Fiction365.
2012. Jul. "Confabulations and Covariates." (Jim-Jam O'Neily #6).
2012. May. "Higher-than-Normal-Intensity Laser Canons." (Jim-Jam O'Neily #5).
2012. Mar. "Komodo Dragons, Neodymium Flakes, and English Teachers." (Jim-Jam O'Neily #4).
2011. Jul. "The Unintimidatable Jim-Jam Ariel O'Neily." (Jim-Jam O'Neily #3).
2011. Jun. "Jim-Jam's Louse." (Jim-Jam O'Neily #2).
2011. Mar. "Ralph's Blemish." (Jim-Jam O'Neily #1).
2011. Jan. "Cultivation."

Fictionville.
2009. Apr. “Earlop’s Secrets.”
2009. Mar. “Haphazard Tidying Up.”
2009. Jan. “Another Purple Crayon,” “Secondhand Bizarre” and “Have another (Double Bind).”
2008. Dec. “Mute.”

Flash Scribe.
2009. Jul. “Trousseau.”

Flashes in the Dark.
2010. Aug. “Erinaceous Behavior.”

Flashshot.
2009. Jun. “But not a Bird Chaser.”
2009. Jan. “Services Rendered.”

Freedom Fiction Journal.
2011. Jun. "If Only They Could See Her Now."
2011. Feb. Aujourd’hui.”
2010. May. “Steamed Fish with Eyes.”
2010. Mar. “A Mother’s Perspective.” 51-53.
2009. Aug. “The Martian and the Potter.” 106-113.

Getting Something Read.
2009. May. “Twice as Long as Wide: Obelisk.”
2009. Jan. “First Response (Reactions to a Daylight Murder).”

Glossolalia.
2009. Aug. “Sales@liveperson.” 35-37.

Hyperpulp.
2012. Dec. "I'm Thinking of a Number Between 1 and 1,000: An Unsung Hero." 123-126.

Is Greater Than.

2010. Aug. “Poses.”
2010. May. “Daisy Chains.”
2010. Mar. “Without Sorrow.”

Journal of Microliterature, The. 2010. Nov. "Stones: All Trumps Lots."

Lascaux Flash.
2012. Sep. "‘Social' Security."

Lesser Flamingo.

2010. May. “Star Bright.”
2010. Jan. “Upon Possessing a Wiggly Fish.”

Literary Hatchet.
2013. Oct. "Home Coming." 74-76.

Litsnack
.
2011. Jan. "Yitzok's Teachers"

Medulla Review, The.
2010. Mar. “The Undisclosed Visitor.”

Mishpacha Magazine’s Literary Supplement, Calligraphy.
2007. Sep. “Compote and Compromise.” 26-29.

Morpheus Tales.
2010. Jan. “A Stone’s Throw.” 32.
2009. July. “Charles in the Tree Tops.” 40-41.

Natural Jewish Parenting
2012. Oct. "The Wisdom of Oranges."
2011. Dec. "Open my Heart: A Story for Chanukah."
2011. Jul. "The Falafel Man."

New Absurdist, The.

2009. Feb. “Brutes.”

Nontrue.
2011. Dec. "Susan-A-Rama's Brother."

Pow Fast Flash Fiction.

2010. Feb. “Flyer.”

Pressboardpress.
2011. Sep. "The Rule of Three."

Prima Storia.
2009. June. It’s a Surprise.”

Pulp Metal Magazine.
2011. Jun. "Retribution and ‘Righteous' Anger."
2011. May. "Calico Mirabelle."
2011. Feb. "Precipice."
2011. Jan. "The Milkmaid's Prayer."
2010. Dec. "Erudition After Causality."

Rampallian, The
2013. Mar. "Emily Writes." 48-53.

Ranfurly Review, The.

2009. Sep. “Deveining.” 56-57.

Raphael’s Village.
2013. Nov. "The Chickweed or the Egg."
2013. Jun. "Dumpster Blues."
2012. Aug. "Dratted Cat."
2012. Jan.  "No Cause to Remain."
2011. Nov. "Tournament." 
2011. Sep. "Benji's Mask."
2010. Oct. "The Clever Neighbor."
2009. Sep. “Mudpies and Snowballs for Thursday Juneberry.”

Scrambler, The.
2010. May. “Augmentation.”
2010. Mar. “Sugar Ants.”

Shine Journal, The.
2014. Dec. "Raising Literary Critics in Vain."
2009. May. “Simple Combinations.”

Short Story Library.
2009. May. “An Excessive Number of Cases in the Children’s Institute.”

SMITH Magazine, Six Word Memoirs.
2008. Dec. “After Tshuva.”

Social-i.
2011. Oct. "Inviting in the Cat," "Parsimony Plagued Racheli," "From the Diary of a Sleep-Disordered Undercover Agent," "Booting the Baby's Buggy," and "Insufficient Acquiescence." 38-40.

Soft Whispers Magazine.

2009. Nov. “Taming Zebras.” 16-17.

Stanley the Whale
2011. Sep. "Replacement Parts."

Stanley the Whale Classic: With a Twist Edition.
2014. Feb. "Replacement Parts." Rpt. Stanley the Whale.
Sep. 2011.

Static Movement.
2009. Nov. “The Crystalline Chanticleer.”
2009. May. “Mentally Incarcerated and Otherwise Locked Up.”
2008. Dec. “Female Troubles.”
2008. Nov. “The Inheritance of the Meek.”

Strange, Weird and Wonderful.
2009. Jun. “To Pursue a Criminal.” 79-80.

Sterling Magazine.
2012. Nov. "Mail Order Bride." 39-43.

Stray Branch.The
2011. Mar. "Avoiding Squirrel Pellets."

Symphonie's Gift.
2011. Jan. "Early En Route to the Campus Revival."

Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction.
2009. Oct. “One Case of Flash.” 30:47-49.

Thrice Fiction Magazine.
2012. Dec. "A Dearth of Exploitation in Southwark."

Tuesday Shorts.

2009. Mar. “Chess and Clarabelle.”
2008. Nov. “Therapy’s Over.”
2008. Jun. “Middle Eastern Transport.”

Unlikely Stories 2.0.
2009. Nov. “Goldie’s Lie Over.”

Used Gravitrons.
2011. Jul. "Witches, Wizards and Watches." 13-14.

Wamack: A Journal of the Arts.
2009. Apr. “Pattern Recognition.”

Weirdyear.
2011. Sep. "Finer Reclamations."
2011. Apr. "The Guard."
2011. Mar. "A Worse Life than She Remembered."
2011. Feb. "A Numinous Respite for a Simple Ballet Student."
2010. Dec. "Kelev Liked to Suck the Marrow Best."
2010. Sep. “Lead Poisoning.”

Why Vandalism

2010. Oct. "A Fool, Albeit."  

WiFiles,The

2011. Jul. "The Lost Legacies of Seymour the Mapmaker and Miriam, His Sister."

Winamop.
2014. Dec. "Their Aquarium Full of Millipedes."
2014. Oct. "They Planted a Tree."
2014. Jul. "Harmatton."
2014. Mar. "Fancy Tea, Fancy Box." 2013. Dec. "Ode to a Cockroach."
2013. Oct. "The Lemur Cage."
2013. Jun. "A Few Indiscretions at Hampshire House."
2013. Apr. "Rogue.
2013. Jan. "Two Salutory Tales."
2012. Oct. "Here's a Check."
2012. Aug. "He Eats Anything," "Mini MIght," "The Koala Bear's Dilemma," and "Sudden Exposure."
2012. Jun. "An Investigation's Gestation."
2012. Mar. "To Disinter."
2012. Jan. "A Grande Faux Pas."
2011. Aug. "King for a Day."
2011. Jul. "From the Bronx, or, at Least from Amherst."
2010. Sep. "Proceeding to High Character: Exoneration among the Tea Bags."
2010. Jul. “Elluvium, not Alluvium.”
2010. Jun. “In the Thick of Home Birth.”
2010. May. “Self-Conceit and the Befriending of a Chimera: Three Perspectives.”
2010. Mar. “The Prostitute’s Diet.”
2009. Dec. “The Yellow Girl.”
2009. Nov. “Something More for the Fireplace.”
2009. Oct. “Wine Cellar Confederates.”
2009. Sep. “Buffaloberry and the Spacer.”
2008. Dec. “The Misguided Traveler.”

With Painted Words.
2010. Jun. “Vigilance and Library Days.”

Word Catalyst.
2009. May. “Dor L’Dor: A Grandmother’s Reflections.”
2008. Dec. “Another Store.”

Zeek.
2009. Dec. “Amidst Oranges.”