Dennis Mombauer

Writer of speculative and weird fiction, freelance editor and translator, co-founder of Die Novelle - Magazine for Experimentalism, years of theatre and media work.

A New Year!

7. January 2020

I know, 2020 is already old, on fire, and on the brink of World War 3: but I here comes my review of the year that just vanished into the fog. So, how was my 2019, especially in writing? For the first time, I set myself a daily target (1,000 words minimum) and stuck to…

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Dennis Mombauer

Writer of speculative and weird fiction, freelance editor and translator, co-founder of Die Novelle - Magazine for Experimentalism, years of theatre and media work.

A New Year!

7. January 2020

I know, 2020 is already old, on fire, and on the brink of World War 3: but I here comes my review of the year that just vanished into the fog. So, how was my 2019, especially in writing? For the first time, I set myself a daily target (1,000 words minimum) and stuck to…

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WHYRWOL

“1. The entrance to whyrwol has nothing to do with keys and gates. There is no system of pulleys and no room full of ropes. Caves and caverns slope downward into the limestone hills around Oornampur town, and they are filled with calcium carbonate. Dripping is a central phenomenon inside the caves and accompanies cavers…
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UN COMMUNICADOR CON OBJETOS ANIMADOS (A COMMUNICATOR WITH ANIMATE OBJECTS)

“Pocas personas han hecho todo el viaje desde la Tierra en aquellos días, desde la superficie a través de la atmósfera y directamente al espacio: por el precio correcto, Hakon Ambrose era uno de ellos.” Published in: El futuro del ayer, hoy, Año 3, Número 1 (July 2020)
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DESCENT INTO THE ARCHIVES

“We require the Tirani correspondence from the archives. Do not open it. Do not read it. Bring it to us.” The instruction came from the fax machine line by line, accompanied by toneless buzzing. M. watched the paper, searching for a way to escape this assignment, but there was none. The instruction was in writing,…
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ELDER GLASS

“Shadows rushed along the sewer walls and turned them into a kaleidoscope of black. ‘I saw my future in a shard of glass.” The scavenger slogged through the runoff, his ghost-light hovering before him. “Follow me, and I shall lead you to safety.'” Published in: Fantasy Shorts, June  2020
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THE DOMINION OF FLIES

“Three men met on the street to the city, and they all came from nowhere. The street was abandoned, littered with car wrecks over which the wind threw yellow dust. Desert sand, carried here from the south to cover the city’s cadaver like a shroud.” Published in: Kyanite Press, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (May 2020)
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DESCENT INTO THE ARCHIVES

“We require the Tirani correspondence from the archives. Do not open it. Do not read it. Bring it to us.” The instruction came from the fax machine line by line, accompanied by toneless buzzing. M. watched the paper, searching for a way to escape this assignment, but there was none. The instruction was in writing,…
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