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“The Siamese Python” is a flash fiction I wrote, published in Issue 2 of a delightfully twisted UK magazine called The Alarmist back in February 2013. Until recently, the issue was only available in print. But now The Alarmist has posted excerpts from that issue online, and they were kind enough to include “The Siamese Python” in its entirety:

The Siamese Python, if you haven’t already guessed, is a two-headed snake. It’s not actually from Siam, or even Thailand. The Siamese Python is a cold-blooded creature of the U.S.A.

As to where exactly in the U.S.A. it originated, few people can agree. Among the 200 or so living souls who have encountered The Siamese Python, there are approximately 112 different opinions on where it came from. Some folks say it emerged from the sewers of Manhattan. Others claim it jumped right outta the Rio Grande. A couple swear it couldn’t have taken its first slithers anywhere else but the bayous of New Orleans. One man, Gunther Flendricks of Tergen, Ohio, swears The Siamese Python hails from Tergen, Ohio.

Excerpts from The Alarmist, Issue 2

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My short story “The Siamese Python” was recently published in Issue 2 of an awesomely twisted British magazine called The Alarmist Copies should make their way to a select few super-cool US bookstores next month (like Brooklyn’s Spoonbill & Sugartown), but for now they’re available for sale online here and here.

I’d also like to remind you that you can read my short story “The Shortcut” for free over at The Rusty Nail.  Or, if you were feeling generous and wanted to purchase a hard copy of “The Shortcut,” along with dozens of other stories and poems by up-and-coming writers, you could buy the January 2013 issue of The Rusty Nail at Amazon or CreateSpace.

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