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Short Fiction

The other shoe.

A short story in which a witch builds a flesh rocket ship, Dante Alighieri comes back from the dead, and two friends have coffee. AR lvl 1.6.

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Globs the Cannibal

Globs was a cannibal. He ate people.

The Escapists

Sun Shines Bright Behind an Eclipse of the Mind

The first Escapist, Thomas, takes a forced vacation from reality to confront his inner demons in a most unusual locale: the moon. 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Forest fires, hissing snakes and giant snails plague the imagination of this tormented protagonist. A surrealist portrait of isolation and its effects on the mind, the second Escapist recovers after the death of a close friend.

Lost in the Woods

After we colored in the last blank spaces on the map, what became of our Lewis and Clark types? Our trailblazers? For Henry, the third Escapist, the end of high school harkened the end of an era of carefree exploration. Now he must choose between the life society has set up for him or getting Lost in the Woods. 

AMERICAN FABLES is a collection of pieces authored by Zachary D. Turner. Here you can find The Escapists series, reviews, and other assorted works of fiction.

Also, a sincere thanks from the author who has lived a composite life built on the work of all the magnificent characters he ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Thank you Charlotte Costenoble, who did the site logo and other charcoal illustrations for the site. (if you’re interested in working with her, she can be reached at ch.costenoble@gmail.com)

And also a thanks to my sister and editor who is always very honest and reads whatever I send her, no matter how weird it is.

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