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Free Soup / The Many Iterations of Kendra Dixon
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two short stories- Free Soup: When a homeless man and a young girl go to a soup kitchen run by a UFO cult, they find out that there’s really no such thing as free soup. The Many Iterations of Kendra Dixon: A brain surgery reveals the true nature of time to Kendra Dixon and allows her to freely roam all possible versions of her life.
Mind Control
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Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,660. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two Star Minds Snippets - short stories to introduce the main series. The Heir Imperial Princess Lin-sun chooses her husband – with her head and not with her heart. Lost Son Nine years later Uwe-yuri discovers his son is mind-controlled by his wife.
Switch
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Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jean Mitchell, deep cover agent for the Association, just got her cover blown. Now there's only one option: become someone else entirely by trading bodies with another agent. But the real trouble starts when she starts to fall for that other agent's fiancee...
Morning Warning
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You set the price! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It’s never too early to be on alert, especially when the weather is concerned, and for Anthony and his family, one morning could mean the difference between life and death. With no watches or warnings, and little more than a drizzle outside, it seemed like a smooth day ahead. Fate, it seems, may just have other plans. Will they survive the morning? Read on and find out in “Morning Warning”.
Kill'em Dead: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Vampires, werewolves, and mummies are no match for Billy Wayne and Suzy Jane's time-travellin', light-speedin', monster-killin' pickup truck. But when there ain't no more monsters to roast, Billy and Suzy have to face going back to the real world - and the chance that they might never be together again. A short story by Ben Godby.
Apex Magazine - Issue 41
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Three Days in May, the Greatest Spectacle in Science Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Strap yourself into the cockpit as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on three laps around the Indy 500′s past and future. This volume includes: Speeding — A famous director returns to 1964 to record the most horrific accident in Indy history. Oh-oh! — Shape-shifting aliens try to rig the 1969 500. The Day the Track Stood Still — Future 500s may have more on the line than a bottle of milk.
Divergent Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Great short stories told in 1,000 words or less to fill those times between sleeping and working.
Menagerie
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Price: Free! Words: 15,100. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Menagerie is the newest pet craze from the Acme Corporation. The robotic animals genetically bind to their owners. Only three easy steps to link: 1) Put a drop of fluid (saliva or blood) in its mouth 2) Wait for 24 hours 3) Tell your dreams and fears to your forever friend. By the way, genetic binding is an imperfect science. 15,000 words, give or take a character or two.
Remainders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As a man with a past he'd rather forget, Jaret Lazarus cares little for history. But at the present, he's must lead his ten-creature crew of alien conscripts onto a dying planet to clear the place of any "remainders" still living there. But Jaret finds that he can't run from his past in this hard-edged, prize-winning science fiction story.
Alien Plant Dreams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011 by Holbrook Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a lonely man raises a truly alien plant species from a seedling, strange things happen, and his life takes a sinister turn.
Music Man: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Inspired by the music of his childhood, Tony dreams of a life of melody. Shunted into Nav school and working as an apprentice in the space docks blunts his dream. Then one fateful day he takes a different way home and hears the strains of music calling, reminding him what he left behind. Can Tony take the leap to fulfill his dream? Is he willing to pay the price? "Music Man" is a short story.
Dragon Coast
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dragon Coast is the tale of how Jessica finds work in the corporate part of town. It was originally published as one of the stories in An Anthology of Dragons, but is published separately here. It is 1,396 words in length.
Copper Angels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by Gryffynperch Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the day Mary's Mommy fell down, things just weren't the same. She started talking about strange people under the ground and even cried at church of all places. But when Mary suspects that something bad has taken over her Mommy's soul, something has to be done, just like God says to. Because more than anything else, Mary wants to protect her baby brother. Even if he isn't born yet.
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story delves into one possible chilling explanation for what lurks in the dark recesses of the human brain for which science has yet to discover a clear use. One man has discovered the truth, and it will kill him.
Five From the Aliens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,060. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith wrote about aliens in many of his ninety-plus novels and hundreds of short stories. Some goofy, some dangerous, some just flat strange. “Dinner on a Flying Saucer,” “Cold Comfort,” “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “In Search of the Perfect Orgasm,” and “Playing in the Street.” Five of the strangest alien stories you will ever read.
Playing with Fire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The science fiction, fantasy, and horror short story collection, "Playing with Fire," from Third Flatiron Anthologies, won't melt your face, but it might light a fire under you. Included in this anthology is a reprint of a classic, "The Carnival," by Michael Fedo, which has become an iconic story among secondary school students.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue features 21 original stories from Wil Ogden, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Jamie Lackey, Brenda Stokes Barron, and many others.
Tyria
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A tale of a robot supermodel. By the author of SinEaster.
Pieces of Eight, Part III
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You set the price! Words: 59,170. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pieces of Eight, Part III is a collection of eight imaginative science fiction and paranormal novellas, and the Jay Dubya work is the companion book to Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight, Part II and Pieces of Eight, Part IV.