Kespan

Kespan

Joined Ficlatté in July 2016

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Father, husband, software engineer, and aspiring writer.

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The Final Contestant

They called it The Game. Every month a new round began, drawing thousands of competitors. Most were …

Published 3 months ago.

Just a Boy

I took a deep breath and knocked on the door. A petite woman in her mid-30s answered. When she saw m…

Published 3 months ago.

The Destruction of David (3)

Bevin hurried down the corridor, barely glancing at a group of noncoms in his haste. Five

minutes l…

Published 1 year ago.

The Destruction of David (2)

Instructor Bevin waited until David’s thrashing subsided and the man fell still. He turned to the re…

Published 1 year ago.

The Destruction of David (1)

David glanced down at his bare feet as the blue liquid flooded the tank he stood in. It had the cons…

Published 1 year ago.

The Last Hunt of Winter

I crouched behind a fallen pine, breathing in the soft smells of moss and damp wood, watching the fa…

Published 1 year ago.

The First Day

A million people surrounded me on the First Day, faces lit with terror, their eyes burning with the …

Published 1 year ago.

Perfect Timing

A lone bead of sweat wound its way down the side of Jon’s cheek, but that was the only sign of disco…

Published 1 year ago.

Dust to Dust

I was alone and confused, my mind and body numb, suspended in darkness. Memories were fragile and te…

Published 1 year ago.

The Last Contract

Inhale. Exhale slowly. His finger rested gently on the trigger of his Barrett as the crosshairs sett…

Published 1 year ago.

A Quantized Life

Awake for an hour, asleep for a year. That was the summation of his entire existence, ever since he …

Published 1 year ago.

For 30

The three men approached the gnarled tree hesitantly, wary of the body that hung from its twisted li…

Published 1 year ago.

Not This Day

I laugh in their faces as they flip the switch once more, their faces becoming even more desperate a…

Published 1 year ago.

The Counterfeit Sun

Ryan and I cruised down the interstate at 2AM, laughing and talking about inconsequential things, ra…

Published 1 year ago.

Confined

His heart tapped a slow rhythm in his chest. The blackness behind his closed eyes seemed infinitely …

Published 1 year ago.

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