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Memories of Hel
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Price: Free! Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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After a merciless enemy boards her cargo hauler, Captain Kasha Eaves is forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life - she withdraws her distress call. “DCCS Memories of Hel to any vessel within range – this ship is to be considered hostile. Repeat – the Memories of Hel is hostile. Destroy on sight.” However, her crew's fight for survival and freedom has barely begun.
Seed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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In a future devoid of beauty, where people live and labor in squalid equality, a seed of hope is uncovered. A woman with a secret in a time where secrets mean death, brings life to a dying society.
There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 105,770. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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The twenty original fantasy and science fiction Twilight Zone-like short stories of this diverse collection mostly take place on contemporary Earth or some slightly futuristic or altered Earth, where a technology, ghost, dragon, demon, curse, or space-alien intrudes. Some of the stories relate to subsequent e-book novels soon to be released.
Camielle's Lights
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Camielle never quite fit in. Her whole life she’s been nothing but a fly in a glass of milk—never quite coinciding with everyone and everything around her. Until, the unexpected happens. An amazing array of lights covers the New York skies, and the world is taken aback. What were these lights? Where did they come from? The answers evade even the most intelligent of people.
Letting Go
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Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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If you could keep your loved ones forever, would you? Susan must choose whether to watch her mother slowly fade away or preserve her.
Art Appreciation 101
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Glair Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A hapless man reduced to a night time security guard in a Metropolitan art museum is confronted by a lost child that speaks no English. He has 20 minutes to solve her riddle.
Don Coyote de la Merika
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Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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When her mother is killed by a roving militia, Silende struggles to survive in a harsh world of scarcity, and sudden, violent death. She is taken in by the itinerant Don Coyote, but soon learns that his guise of easygoing detachment conceals far more calculating and complex motives.
Dialogue: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A science fiction short story narrated via the dialogue of a divorced couple. Some time-travel may/may not have been involved in the plot (and/or the authoring) of this story. It's up to the reader to determine that.
"What A Dream!"
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Series: Adventures with Joe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
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"What A Dream!" is a short story about a very vivid and lucid dream in which the dreamer finds himself on a beach at Coney Island, New York, with his older brother, Joe, and they spend the day together at the amusement park. It takes place in a simpler time during the park's heyday circa 1896. The story is filled with fun facts of the day and a realism, which transports the reader to NY, 1896.
Seventy
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Price: Free! Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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After his home planet is destroyed Jeff Koenig is given the thankless task of settling a newly terraformed planet, a job that would be much easier of pessimistic Dr. Bella Lawson wasn't predicting the imminent destruction of the planet. The new colony will be out of contact with the rest of humanity for only seventy days, and by Day 1, everything has gone wrong.
The Scoundrel's Wife
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Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.
If
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Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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What if there was a microchip that could be implanted in your child's head which would generate an imaginary friend for them? What if the friends stayed after the chip was removed? What if you stopped denying that you're intrigued and download the story already?
Fusion
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Series: Fantastic Fantasy and Science Fiction. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fantastic Books Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Contains 25 fantastic stories! Fantasy/Sci-Fi International Charity Short Story Competition winners’ anthology 2012, potentially one of the longest ebook titles on the market which is why we simply called it 'Fusion' Includes the winning entries, the runners up, a few last minute additions and two wonderful stories by our professional contributors Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken Thank you, enjoy!
Yet So Far
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Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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The Wars changed everything. Once fertile land is now barren desert, the sun blazing a firey path across the earth. In the midst of the daily struggle for survival, Hugh finds a companion through a relic from the past...
Broken (a Tale of Breaking Benjamin)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, training the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are each on the curriculum for Clements students. Jon Talbaine has always been the black sheep of Clements, and now he's backed into a corner. How far will he go to get out?
Mssng
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A man fades in and out of sight standing right next to people. They can hear his voice but can't see him. His wife is so terrified by it she tells him to never come back. He must struggle to avoid being nabbed by police, so he can solve this mysterious phenomenon before he is dissected to see what makes him tick. But that's the least of his problems.
Nglnd Xpx
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,420. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Nglnd Xpx (or “England Expects”) is a wonky-wheeled pudding-trolley of sweetmeats and savoury treats for your brain-gland. We recommend a spoonful of everything. It’s all dreadfully civilised fun, and not at all serious. The science is improbable, the history inaccurate, the plots farcical and the fiction splendid.
Apex Magazine - Issue 12
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
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This special "dark faith" themed issue features work by Catherynne M. Valente, Paul Jessup, and Jerry Gordon, along with a round table interview with Gary A. Braunbeck, Nick Mamatas, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jay Lake.
Regret
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Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The invention of the Emoticator promises to free mankind from regret, but is that really such a great idea?
Graceful Blur
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Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 1 ยท The Just Cause Universe. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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At Speed Week, superhero Mustang Sally aims to be the first person ever to break the speed of sound...on foot!