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Alex Kane

Alex Kane

Alex Kane is a writer whose work has appeared in Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, Digital Science Fiction, and Foundation, among other places. He lives in the small college town of Monmouth, Illinois, where he earned a B.A. in English, and was recently named a finalist in the international Writers of the Future contest. Visit him online at www.alexkanefiction.com.

Monday, 26 August 2013 20:30

Blotches

My friend Dylan, his new thing is what he calls “camming.”

            It’s my third day in a row staying home sick from school, so bad my mom says I need to go see a doctor when she gets off work, and he texts me, Dude u gotta come over here.

            Instead of messaging him back, I just hit send and call him.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 01:45

Moonbound

About twelve years ago, a friend of mine gets it into his head that a Ferris wheel will catapult him to the moon. Remove a couple bolts, and whoosh! -- the centripetal force will toss you heavenward hard and fast enough to at least get you there. Which I suppose works if you spin the thing roughly a zillion times faster than it's built to go. The trip back, maybe not so easy, but... Kids sure do some crazy shit, don't they?
Hell, forget gravity. Forget oxygen.