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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!
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
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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.
A Change in Fortune
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Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The child's pleading eyes and outstretched hand dug at painful memories John had worked hard to bury. When he turned away, stern eyes and hands on hips awaited him. "You can't even spare a smile for that boy, John?" John blew out a tired sigh. "To what end, Mary? That boy's fate is as meat for the predators out there. Or meat for the Magistrate's axe – just like what happened to Jimmy."
Into the Fire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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This short story is the first adventure of Jason Curtis and his ship, the Starfire. In a not-too-distant future where small starships are as common as private jets, a skilled but impulsive pilot discovers it is often easier to get himself into trouble than to get out of it, and sometimes the only way out of the frying pan is . . . into the fire.
Sunset on Mars and Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A collection of four sci-fi flash fiction stories: two lovers are separated by distance and a sunset; a dentist is undeterred by a zombie invasion; two high school students discover a secret about the zombies; and a captain and a robot are lost in space. Updated May 7, 2012 with a new story.
The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek
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Series: The Muddy Creek Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
The Art of Negotiation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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After overseeing the downsizing of a construction facility at Arcturus, Zada Harper comes face-to-face with an old friend... whom she just helped lay off. Zada then finds herself the next target of the ISC Corporation layoffs. She is suddenly without a job and forced into automatic arbitration for a severance settlement. But Zada won't go quietly. The ISC feels the sting of her departure.
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
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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.
Futurescape
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Science fiction meets the real world in this short story anthology, with stories guaranteed to spin your mind into an alternate reality. Are you ready?
Stuck
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Series: Stuck, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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A world too different from what we once knew . . . all we hold onto now is survival.
Deadstick
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Hank's scorching across the California sky in a race to save his son. The afterburners are overheating and Sally Jean is tearing apart around him. At 55,000 feet. A dieselpunk story by Sean Monaghan, author of Pan Am 617 Heavy. Includes bonus story "How Do You Like These Heights".
The Second Coming: A Horror Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Jack Barrow has traveled back in time to save his family from a sadistic killer. All he has to do now is convince Dr. Sims at Bellevue Heights Mental Institution that he isn't crazy.
A Taste of Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid team is tracking an asteroid when, without explanation, it changes direction and heads for earth. When they inspect the impact sites, they discover that the meteorite fragments are not what they expect.
The Rebelliousness of Trassi Udang
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Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Short story set in the ISF-Allion universe. Published in the Belong anthology (Ticonderoga publications). Fifteen-year old Ari has plenty of run-ins with enforcers when he smuggles prohibited ingredients for his uncle and other clandestine restaurants in the B-sector of New Jakarta Station. But he stumbles on a rebellion that reaches far outside his insular little work, and is far more dangerous.
Waste Land: A Free Sci Fi Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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We fell out of the void toward the planet that Hugo had named Eliot. Its G-class star, Pound, hung like a fiery jewel in the void. I was frozen, and Pound thawed me from an eon's sleep, gossamer arrays drinking in light and heat and literally, though indirectly, warming the frozen sludge of my blood. It brought me back to life. Five thousand others slept on. Eighteen corpses thawed, and bled...
Endeavour
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Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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Three scientists play God and give life to an experiment. Things go wrong. Who will get out alive?
The Water Peddlers
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Azad and his brother Mikar are about to become very rich men, if they're not killed first. All they have to do is go where no human can survive and make a trade with aliens they've never met.
Red World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,560. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Prisoners have a choice in the future: extermination or space. In space they are scouts, searching new planets and sending data back to Earth. One prisoner has a terrible feeling about the newest planet found, dubbed SQ1453 by scientists. He dreams of grotesque creatures that scream. He dreams of blood and death. The monsters beckon him to give them what they want: A red world.
At The Water's Edge (Adronis #1)
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Series: Adronis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Prairie Star Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, Sara Adams wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.
On the Many Uses of Cedar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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On a mountain beside a roaring log flume, Fanny endlessly repeats the day her husband hits her. If Fanny can learn what's causing the day to repeat, she may be able to move on with her life, but that will mean facing the man the mountain has remade.