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Fusion: A collection of short stories from Breakwater Harbor Books’ authors
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Price: Free! Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
FUSION is the first collection of short works published by Breakwater Harbor Books. Contributing heart-pumping tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime are seven stories that will thrill and rivet you. Authors from across a wide variety of genres, Dee Harrison, Ivan Amberlake, Claire C. Riley, Scott J. Toney, Mindy Haig, Cara Goldthorpe and C.M.T. Stibbe.
Specimen
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Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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While out for a walk, Carl encounters two aliens hunting for scientific subjects to study, and they think he's just what they're looking for. Naturally, Carl has some reservations, but he quickly becomes enmeshed in a series of mishaps and mistaken identities as he tries to avoid becoming the next "Specimen".
Divide and Conquer Volume One
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Price: Free! Words: 38,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
This collection of short stories is the product of a Foil & Phaser workshop where a group of authors collectively tried to complete the 2013 National Novel Writing Month challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. The goal was to have the group submit their stories, and then they would peer edit to critique and offer suggestions to improve their writing. (38,000 words approx.)
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend
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Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.31 from 13 reviews)
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend is a stand alone short story. Joshua is a manager at FishBurgers who walks home alone every evening. One night, he comes across an unusual blue-haired woman sitting on a bench. He's thrown for a loop when she tells him where she's from, but he doesn't mind. Sometimes love can be a little quirky, sometimes it can be a lot quirky.
The Shoemaker's Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.29 from 7 reviews)
++ A short story ++ 1807. As a young boy, Brogan O'Malley encounters the strange and enigmatic Darcy, on the streets of Edinburgh. Ten years pass and Brogan, now a petty thief, meets her once again and is surprised to see she has not aged one day.
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.
Sniper - POV
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Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Sniper – POV is a short story about a sniper who is forced to expand his Point of View beyond the terrorists in his scope. Things are not always what they seem.
The Baby - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Ellie Simmons lost the love of her life, her husband Daniel. And now, two years later, baby Daniel is born -- a clone of the man she lost. But human cloning is illegal, and Ellie must be very, very careful. . . .
3 + 3
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Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
3 + 3 is an edgy tale of chance based around Theo, who we find with a gun to his head and a finger on the trigger. As the story progresses, Theo’s extraordinary history unfolds; a history that has been subtly leading up to this life or death moment without him knowing. Luck has a peculiar fate in store for this unlikely hero, and the number six has something to do with it. So just roll the dice...
For Whom the Tinker Toils
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You set the price! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Jon is a simple metalsmith and handyman from a small village--until he comes across two mechanized suits of armor their owners no longer appear to need. Then his life changes unexpectedly.
Second
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Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
An explorer finds himself in an eddy of space-time.
Through a Glass Darkly
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Computer viruses no longer exist, yet Vexen’s medical transport is held hostage by one. The hologram engineered to combat the deadly program develops an identity crisis. An alien intruder is discovered stowed away in the cargo bay. And the evil, reptilian Delphan demands immediate surrender of her ship. Can anything else possibly go wrong?
Bottoms Up
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Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
I hope you will enjoy reading this story. It's about a detective, Dick Reeder, whose career was in a downward spiral. To boost his confidence, his Chief gives Dick what he believes to be an easy case to solve. Uniforms nabbed a stoned teenager dumping large water cooler bottles into the City Reservoir. Analysis of the substance shows it to be plain tap water.
Green, a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
An off-world trader and a green civil rights activist walk into a trendy restaurant on a desert planet... This unusual and provocative short story by Sara Zaske was shortlisted for The Reader's 2012 Short Story competition.
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
This is the story “Pain Is So Close To Pleasure”, a short comedy story I wrote several years ago. The story looks at an alien race who has recently come into contact with our own. To learn more about each other, ourselves and the aliens decide to send an exchange student to the others world to spend time there so each race can learn more about the other. Warning: contains swearing
Witness to Dust
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
The Dust came and Death followed. An alien pandemic unleashed on the world, transforming people into Dusters. They called themselves Witnesses. Witness to what? Delancie Haines didn’t know. She read the news, heard stories of loved ones transformed, turning on their own families. She didn’t understand. Not until Death chased her down the trail.
The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 13 reviews)
Sixteen year old, Miranda Mays, discovers she is a superior donor for the alien race known as the Eslites, who have come to earth demanding humans help save their race from extinction. Will she be the one to help them or will their quest continue?
Mini-Collection
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 21,900. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Download an hour of solid entertainment! Three of my best short stories available now in one download. The previously published stories include: Saving the Shore, Lucy in Love and Sponsored By ... Enjoy some laughs with two humorous fantasy story and one satiric Scifi story.
The Ten Second Time Traveller
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Extremely short story about the problems with time travel. Recently (October 5th 2012) I was in the pub with Mick Carter discussing short story writing. As the conversation got to what could be achieved with the shortest amount of words, yet be able to still tell a reasonably decent story we decided to set a challenge for ourselves and write a story in around 500 hundred words or less.
Outside
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Ever responded to a dare in the heat of the moment, only to find yourself in deep trouble as a result of it? And worse, every warning you have been given about life 'Outside' your safe world is suddenly coming alive in front of you? This is the situation David finds himself in, and his actions are about to have consequences on everyone around him in ways he could never have expected.