Tantra Bensko

Tantra Bensko ("A Roadful of Ducks," "Tales of the Natural," "Stop, Before It's Too Late!") publishes her writing widely, magazines such as The Journal of Experimental Fiction, Fiction International, Evergreen Review, Mad Hatters Review, Bewildering Stories, Rose and Thorn, Cezanne’s Carrot, and many more

The Great Farm Painter

By Tantra Bensko / August 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

California author Tantra Bensko returns to The Fabulist with this surrealist, briskly hallucinogenic vignette, showcasing her vivid prose and loopy, dreamlike plot constructions. (Image source: The Tucson Daily Photo.)

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A Roadful of Ducks

By Tantra Bensko / May 31, 2009 / 2 Comments

By Tantra Bensko I never thought I’d find comfort this way, but no one told me I couldn’t. I just gave it a go, and the ducks are following me down the road now. As they follow me, whenever I look back, the road is being filled with more and more ducks, though there were […]

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Stop, Before it’s too Late

By Tantra Bensko / November 23, 2008 / 2 Comments

By Tantra Bensko Don’t open that note! The pages are folded over for a reason. Crackling of the adventurine-colored curtains gone moldy, and brittle, over the last century signals trouble all around you now you have started to read it. See! A top hat falls off the shelf, a cobweb dangling behind it like the […]

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Tales of the Natural

By Tantra Bensko / November 23, 2008 / 0 Comments

By Tantra Bensko Sage, the courier said, once burned, will remove all evidence that I existed, and have left this package here. Burn it now, or the old woman across the street will know. You know how long and angular she is, how severe her dresses and her sidelong looks. Why, you’d think I delivered […]

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