Kristina England

Kristina England resides in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her writing is published or forthcoming at Crack the Spine, Extract(s), Gargoyle, The Hessler Street Fair Anthology, The Quotable, Yellow Mama, and other magazines. Find her on her blog.

Stories by Kristina England

The Beast

Illustrated by Joey To

He quaked as the sun ascended, lighting his cave. Yes, he was a he, not an it, but based on the feel of his stomach today, he questioned that concept himself. His name was Ergamere and he had a knot the size of a captain’s fist in his stomach. He should know. He had swallowed …

A Forgotten Feast

Illustrated by Hannah Nolan

Karima woke with a start. She looked at the calendar, smiled, and jumped out of bed, pushing her stuffed dog aside. She ran into the living room, her padded socks plunking the floor. Her brunette hair was spewed out in various directions. Bedhead, her brother Hashim would have said with a roll of the eyes. He …

You don’t know anything

Illustrated by Alankrita Amaya

There was an accident. Bobby said there was an accident. He said I was in the accident. He said I caused the accident. Moron, I thought. Bobby said he was there. He went so far as to say he was dead. “Then why are you talking me?” I asked. “Because you’re dead, too,” he said. “I’m not dead,” I said. “Look …

Time Lapse

Illustrated by Alberto Pessoa

Day One: We hear noises outside the office window. Tyler says to come look. Something is going on outside. We see yellow and brown for the rest of the day. Day Two: The noises are louder. The sight is greater. Day Three: Sara brings a camera. She takes photos from various angles and texts them to her husband. “I’m thinking of putting together a …

The Smell

Illustrated by Daniele Murtas

It started in the corner of the office, near Susie’s desk. Fifteen minutes later, the peculiar scent was wafting into the executive offices until everyone wished they had removal noses. I had no choice but to go in and assess the situation. I am a fixer by nature. That’s why I’ve ended up with so many …

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