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The Chamber
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Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Six strangers awaken in an empty room with metal walls, no door, and what appears to be a two way mirror. Then one by one, they start to die. From Brett J. Talley, author of the Bram Stoker Award nominee, That Which Should Not Be.
Below the Surface
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Merx Tol, a resistance fighter, strives to balance life, his empathic sense, and the protection of his people under his mother's leadership. Everything he desires changes the day Henessa Sar, a young woman presumed dead, appears among the debris of a supply truck. This book has experienced some updates. Please feel welcome to view the new version.
The Day The Earth Died
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Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The end of the world is at hand and humanity races for survival in the face of an extinction level event that will wipe out all life on Earth.
Discipline
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Price: Free! Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
There's no joy in coming of age for Lexi. As a illegitimate third-born daughter, she knew the day only held exile from her clan-hold. Outside the walls of her home, there is only the unforgiving desert under the stationary sun of her world. Exile is a thin euphemism for death.
Explain That to a Martian
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Series: Explain That To A Martian, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It was three in the morning, and I had a Martian in my house. Just how drunk was I? But here he was, looking like something molded out of play doh. What else could I do but have another drink and make us fish finger sandwiches.
Tribe
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Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
As an uberhuman replicator, Carlos is able to peel another copy of himself whenever he needs company or back-up. However, someone wants to test the extent of these abilities by systematically assassinating his 'tribe' while on holiday in Puerto Rico.
The Eye of The Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.00 from 1 review)
The world will end unless two lovers agree to be separated for eternity. This quick read of a little less than 7,000 words by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop deals with what happens when one of those lovers learns the terms... and refuses to abide by them.
Jones and the Mammoths
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Series: Jones, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jones is marooned when his ship crashes. Where is he? How will he survive? Katie is an archaeologist investigating a spectacular find in an English forest. How are these two characters from very different worlds linked? How will the majestic mammoths bring them together? NEW VERSION - 2013 Edit... A short science fiction story. Look out for more stories featuring Jones.
Sons of Nowhere: Strange and Unusual
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Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Reese Mason’s first week of high school at Acis Island has been a rough one. The last thing he expected was to make friends with Tessa Vasquez, the odd girl in his English Lit class. Sadly, he is convinced that her interest lies more with his rare deformity than with him. A prequel to the "Sons of Nowhere" novel series.
The Necromouser
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
An angry cat discovers the techno-mystical ability to raise mice from the dead.
Cross Council
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Price: Free! Words: 43,950. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Three authors, four fascinating tales and four bonus chapters! Featuring Brendan Carroll with A Dark Council and A Dark Matter -- two tales from within Brendan Carroll's Red Cross of Gold series. Featuring Maureen Miller -- A young adult story of alien abduction. Featuring Trish Lamoree -- A short story in the middle of her PSI Consulting series that happens right after Court of Miracles.
Phantom of the Mall
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Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The settlers were dispatched to a distant world to prepare the way for the great migration. Everything went according to plan, a little too smoothly, perhaps. Now there's only one thing missing in New Town, just a minor detail. Dystopia in G Minor. The Phantom of the Mall.
On the Great Wall of Texas
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You set the price! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
In 2045 a sergeant shows a young draftee the ropes of guarding the Mexican border, explaining how the Wall came to be built and why they are there. This is a short-short story, for general audiences, set very early in Harry Heyoka's all-too-plausible Spiral's Realms future history.
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam
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Price: Free! Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Pursued by packs of deadly ‘steelies’, Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew journey through an America shattered by an alien invasion. An America where humanity must battle for their very survival from their base at the Big Box Mart, forging alliances over a slab of grilled Spam. Things look grim...until MacWilliams comes across something that could turn the tide.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Ghosts of Furya
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Price: Free! Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
First Sergeant Jade Waters and her squad are deployed to investigate the remains of Furya years after the Necromonger Invasion that destroyed the planet. Drawn by dark rumors, Waters is determined to root out the truth; any and all knowledge is vital against the inevitable day the Necromongers reach Earth.
Residential Aliens - Issue 4.11
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Price: Free! Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This issue of Residential Aliens Magazine brings together 5 stories of speculative fiction. From 'sword and planet' fantasy and science fiction to magical realism and zombie exterminators, we have a great issue in store for you.
Stages of Invisibility
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
For anyone who has felt they were vanishing from existence.
The Mountain and The City, Part I
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Series: The Mountain and The City, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Witness a first-person view of a changed world. A solitary survivor hides in a mountain above the city, living in a trailer with the door and windows duct-taped shut. Outside, a virulent disease has killed off most humans. Those who lived have become something else. Survival in this new world comes down to two, simple rules: stay quiet and protect the air. But one day, everything is threatened.
Though All the Mountains Lie Between
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Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This short story is the basis for the novel Dragons in the Stars (available in the omnibus Dragon Space). 9000 words, plus excerpt from Dragon Space.