K.C. Ball

K.C. Ball lives in Seattle, Washington, a stone’s throw from Puget Sound. Her short fiction has appeared in various online and print publications, including Analog, Lightspeed, Murky Depths and the Writers of the Future 26anthology, and has been collected in Snapshots From A Black Hole & Other Oddities from Hydra House Books. She won the Writers of the Future contest in 2009, received the 2012 Older Writers grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation and is a 2010 graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop. K.C. is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. She is a member of the Horrific Miscue writers’ critique group and maintains a web-shite at A Moving Line.

Stories by K.C. Ball

The Night Bus Doesn’t Stop Downtown

Illustrated by Mark Reihill

Morgan woke to the weary shoosh of airbrakes. The bus jittered as its engine died. Cold glass pressed hard and slick to Morgan’s cheek. Blackness lay beyond the window. Someone shifted in the seat beside him. A man pushed in tight to peer out the window. He stunk of onions and cheap aftershave. “See them?” he asked. “Who?” …