E. G. Fabricant

Biography

E. G. Fabricant is a writer living in Sacramento, California, who’s interested in producing short fiction that’s contemporary, topical, and speaks to the human condition.

His dormant interest in this pursuit was rekindled when he was selected as one of 10 finalists in the International Category of the Mark Twain Writing Competition: “A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage,” sponsored by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.

E. G.'s determined to become the oldest, new best short fiction writer. He’s also interested in hearing from others with similar interests who want to become better at it.

Where to find E. G. Fabricant online


Books

A Call Away
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"A Call Away" is built upon one of my free stories, "Me--Molly," which was my entry in NPR’s Round 10 of their occasional feature, “Three Minute Fiction.” There, the 600-word story had to be written "as a voice-mail message.” It was my first tale with an LGBTQIA theme--in this case, L--and I wanted to explore it in a wider, deeper, more emotional way. Thus, Molly's two-page struggle became 18.
Timeout
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Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Timeout" was my contribution to Round 11 of National Public Radio’s “Three Minute Fiction,” concluded June 9, 2013. Rules: 600 words or fewer; not “inappropriate;” and in which a character finds something he or she has no intention of returning. I wanted to cast the state of our growing economic inequality in more intimate terms.
GriffonRider
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It's six weeks until the scheduled launch of the first manned Mars fly-by, when Diana Erden--one-half of the married "Phobonaut" crew--loses consciousness. The choice facing the TransMars Collective, a private venture on the threshold of history? Proceed as planned, or fail. Under the circumstances, the replacement they find has some issues but seems almost perfect. Almost. ADULT SITUATIONS.
Me--Molly
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
"Me--Molly" is my entry in NPR’s Round Ten of their occasional feature, “Three Minute Fiction.” In this case, each story had to be written as a voice-mail message.” Had to be dialogue, right? I thought, "This is my chance." They did select a story with a similar theme, but--in my opinion--it didn't convey much power or emotion. See what you think, and let me know.
Midterms
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Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
"Midterms" is my entry in NPR’s Round Nine of their occasional feature, “Three Minute Fiction.” In this case, each story had to “reference a U.S. President, real or fictional.” The day before the September 23 submission deadline was the 150th anniversary of one of our history’s most momentous—and politically shrewd—decisions, I felt dutybound to indulge that reality.
Tapped
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
My Round Eight entry in National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction" contest. As the rules required, less than 600 words and incorporating this sentence: "She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door." Tried to balance dialogue and narrative; still looking for that first reader who appreciates characters speaking for themselves, to some degree.
Jumpers
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here's my entry for Round Seven of National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction," concluded November 12. As usual, had to be 600 words or less; this round one character had to come to town and one character had to leave town. Still not buying my theory that the reader should be able to watch and eavesdrop, rather than be read to; I blame Elmore Leonard.
Rants: Online Essays by E. G. Fabricant
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
What you’re buying into here are a series of 13 essays I posted as 35 blog entries to my website between the end of 2005 and just before the November 2010 election. Most of the first 32 were published weekly throughout 2006 and are organized around 13 distinct themes; the last three were random, and later. My personal therapy will be your burden--and amusement.
Shambles
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Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here's my entry in Round Six of National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction," concluded April 3. As usual, had to be 600 words or less; this round one character had to tell a joke and one character had to cry. From the selections, seems the screeners are most fond of self-conscious, first-person exposition--tell, don't show. Cheats the reader, I think; let 'em make up their own minds.
Quincy
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Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here's my entry in Round Five of National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction," concluded Nov.14. Had to be 600 words or less; had to begin with "Some people swore that the house was haunted;" and had to end with the line, "Nothing was ever the same again after that." Guess Michael Cunningham and the IWW minions don't like spooks with some basis in historical fact...
Rapid City
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Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A couple months ago, our writing group decided to do and review stories based on the Round Four rules for National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction"--600 words or less; containing each of these words: "plant," "button," "trick," and "fly;" and not "inappropriate." Two out of three ain't bad. It's about two veterans and a...new friend. Hope you enjoy it. Adult situation.
Boner
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
After cutting school, two bored teenagers cook up some Spam-inspired mischief between the housekeeper and Grandpa. The result? Not what they bargained for. Adult situation.
Term Limit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A scandal-plagued politician contemplates suicide, but checks in with his cousin first to sort things out. Adult language.
Robbin' Hood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." Worried about his sickly nephew’s future, a dutiful mob soldier finds inspiration an ocean and an age away. Adult situations, language.
Pipe Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A top-dollar attorney complains about the bill and unwittingly becomes his plumber’s Zen pupil. Adult language.
Pallbearer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." Two boys, one mother; two lives, separated from birth.
Meridian
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." An amnesiac accident victim recovers more than his health among strangers in a small Southern town. Adult situations, language.
Medalists
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A vignette, after infidelity was declared an Olympic sport. Sexually explicit.
The Jewel of Genoa
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A retired cowgirl and her best friend resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives.
Intentional Walk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A girls' softball team rebels and instructs parents and coaches in the value of competition.
Gemini
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." Two brothers try to make sense of their lives after their domineering mother's death. Adult language.
Chosen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." Adrift in his own life and desperate for a belief system, a young man finds direction and purpose from a surprising source.
Boys Will Be Men
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A recently-divorced father sharing custody of his young son learns about parenting in an unlikely place--Death Row. Adult language.
Ashley Alert
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
From "Matters Familiar." A small girl, suffocating in the growing culture of fear around her, struggles to take the high ground.
Xenodu
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Price: Free! Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dystopia Americana, anyone? "Xenodu" is my dark look--redrawn November 7, 2013--at our Nation's future, near mid-century. Fear, ignorance, greed, and a broken system of self-governance all have consequences.
Matters Familiar
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,890. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twelve tales from inside complex contemporary relationships. For one, two retired cowgirls resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives. For another, a dutiful mob soldier, worried about his sickly nephew's future, finds inspiration an ocean and ages away. Ten more about adults, kids, convicts, lawyers, politicians and other undesirables.

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