Max E. Keele


Max E. Keele is the author of numerous short stories that have appeared online and in print. From 2001 to 2003, his magazine of off-beat speculative fiction, Fiction Inferno, showcased the works of over two dozen authors, many of whom have gone on to successful fiction careers. A selection of Keeleā€™s short fiction is available online and can be found at MaxFiction (

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Punk-eeq Pandemic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Punctuated Equilibrium. Punk-eeq. Sometimes, in response to some dramatic change in the environment, a rapid burst of mutation creates a host of new species within a relatively short time. They call it "adaptive radiation." But what if evolution was a plague? And everyone you knew was rapidly becoming.... Something else?
After Things Fell Apart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The sky is a swirling paisley orange today, with high-contrast clouds projected against its two-dimensional surface: flat but colorful. Strange flying things gambol aimlessly, laughing screaming flapping and spinning, playing random games among the cardboard clouds.Of course the monsters will eat you--that's what they're there for!
.30-.30 Vision
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Is it enough for a young man to remember a fine Autumn day spent at the side of his father? Or do darker memories squirming in the depths of his brain matter more? Or even more: is it ever all right to kill a thing of beauty?
The Incarnator
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Another day, another sack of gold. Ah, such is the life of the Incarnator: transmuter of souls, assuager of grief, and the embodiment of a very important man.
Gravity, Restraint, and the Reason Icarus Fell
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It's just another boring night shift at the mental hospital. Until the old man with crazy eyes changes everything....