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Floris M. Kleijne

Floris M. Kleijne is the author of the Dutch thriller Klaverblad and >40 short stories. He was the first Dutchman to win Writers of the Future (in 2005, with the SF novelette Meeting the Sculptor). He writes in English and Dutch, and his first novel, a Dutch thriller, was published in 2021 to critical acclaim. Find more about his writing, and free stories, on

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Published works

Short Fiction

All the Spiders

Floris M. Kleijne

Colonel Mathura beckons me forward, but the balcony is a maw with a balustrade of marble teeth. The crowd devours me with their cheers. I shuffle forward to be consumed by their support. The midday ... [+]