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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".
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.
The Touch
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Series: The Adventures Of Janr Ssor, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Janr was having recurrent dreams of a beautiful redhead he had never known. He had to get her out of his mind and focus on the DARPA tracking software he was writing. Janr would soon learn, what any masseuse knows, that memories are not just in your head. Her death, over 300 years ago, would become part of his life, in a way he could never have imagined!
Not Eddie
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Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Many things are done in the cause of Friendship. Friends don't let friends go out the hard way.
Wizard Model 2267
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A lonely robot, damaged and alone on a strange planet has lost his memory. While exploring the fantastic and war ravaged landscape he chooses to help it's woodland creatures, and in the process uncovers his violent and destructive purpose. Can a robot change? Wizard Model 2267 is a short story that combines elements of fantasy and steam punk to weave a rich and thought provoking tapestry.
Unnatural
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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A Thin Man wanders into a world of trouble after the carnival that was his home goes bust. Adrift and alone, missing his sideshow friends, things get pretty freaky when he accepts a job for a doctor who isn't as nice as he seems. The oddities in his barn may bite!
Held Captive by the Cavemen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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Ellie’s been pushed back in time by her vengeful ex-lover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they *all* want a turn. Warning: This 45 page sexy time-travel novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some m/m action, and a four-cavemen-with-one-modern-woman scene. Rated NC-17.
Masters and Monsters: Twenty Seconds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Flucht lost his family a year ago, and has been spending his time preparing to defy the gods. He has built a flying machine, and plans to see what is outside the world of his village. Everyone believes the gods will kill anyone who dares to leave, but he thinks something grand lies outside the village walls.
Wired: A Broken Fairy Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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A cybernetic Rapunzel in a post-apocalyptic world plots to escape her lonely tower. "Wired" is a short story of about 4600 words.
The End is Nigh
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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What seems to be a cyber attack reveals to be more complicated as Mike's investigation takes him deeper into the mystery behind the cryptic message displayed in electronic devices all over the world.
Surveillance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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At six years old, Harrison Avery is already considered a prodigy and, in a world suspicious of intelligence, that places him in jeopardy. His parents live in fear of his extraordinary IQ being discovered - and will go to any lengths to hide it. But how do you disguise genius in a six year old when you are under constant surveillance?
Sub-Textual Evidence for the Existence of Alien Life and the Extrapolation of Internet Protocols
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Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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She's just broken up with her boyfriend and is looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend at home. She didn't count on a crashed alien craft and a cute kitten. Originally published in Planet Relish, 2002.
The Imaginist: The Other Guest
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Something uncanny transpires in the home of Nigel Brimmington. The sweet orphan he adopted may very well be vandalizing his property! Has the child become cruelly mischievous, or worse, gone mad? Is something more sinister at work? “The Other Guest” is the second mystery of “The Imaginist” tales by T.K. Wade.