“Like We Were Never There” by Jeremiah Kleckner

“Like We Were Never There” is a 2400-word short story about Earth’s survivors aboard an airship hovering in the toxic clouds of Venus. As the highest-ranking officer, Ruby is forced to pass judgment on a crewmate who attempted a desperate act of sabotage. But can Ruby order the execution of humanity’s last living surgeon?

Read “Like We Were Never There” in Allegory Magazine, Volume 38/65, Fall/Winter 2020/2021 https://www.allegoryezine.com/stories/fiction/likewewereneverthere

“Working” by Jeremiah Kleckner

Working” is a 900-word near-future dystopian flash fiction story about how greed and opportunity turn our exploitation of the working poor into the next phase of professional wrestling.

Jack Hammery is an approved Workfare participant in state-sanctioned one-on-one fights where winners take home food vouchers and losers walk away hungry.

But, when the referee tells him to lose this fight in exchange for cash and continued visibility on the broadcasts, Jack is forced to decide whether the system is working for him. 

Read “Working” online for free on the publisher’s website or in Frost Zone Zine (Issue Book 1) on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HMFGMNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_N1byFbD42898D