Short Stories by K.M. Rider

K.M. Rider is the alter ego I engage when writing fiction. I am intrigued by characters dealing with contemporary dilemmas interwoven with mystical, metaphysical or fabulist elements.
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“The Owl’s Last Call”

Short-listed 2014 Aeon Award International Contest sponsored by Albedo One

Angello, home after his final tour in Afghanistan, takes off on his motorcycle to make amends with the woman he loves. But his bike flips the guardrail in a sudden snowstorm and Angello is thrown into an icy embankment. As snow covers him, Angello waits for death, but it’s not death who comes calling…


“The Parade”

Strange Anthology by Lizard Skin Press (2015)

A  woman journeys through the shadows of her own mind and soul to find all that she’s been searching for. A metaphysical tale.

World Beyond

“Beyond the Garden”

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 2013

Beyond the garden lies a hidden world… Days before leaving her husband-and delivering her first child-Aurora Winter is pulled through a portal into a hidden world where a dying queen offers her safe haven…at a price.

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