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Gheid (Origins Part 4)
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Gheid has been in imprisonment for several years when, for the first time since being captured, noises of a fight alert him to the possibility of escape. But who is Gheid? This is a short story of 1.990 words. It is part four in the 'Origins' series of stories which connect with one another in unexpected ways.
Symbiotes
Series: Horizon Station, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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When Vance, Ava, and Remi claimed an abandoned space station, they left many of their problems behind. But even with an entire station to themselves, they still have to learn with one another. Symbiotes is the second story in the Horizon Station series. You can read it on its own, but it will probably be more enjoyable when read along with the other stories in the series.
A Phone Conversation
You set the price! Words: 830. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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An alien little boy accidentally calls the White House while trying to reach McDonald's. A very silly, very short short story.
The Chronicles of Burntown, Pt. 1
Price: Free! Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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July, 2021. For the better half of a century, the quiet village of Kentsburg, Mississippi has languished in the rural south, largely unknown to the outside world. When the electricity is knocked out following a series of mysterious flashing lights in the fields, several teens go to investigate. What they encounter are deadly machines that seem intended to keep them prisoners of the town.
Incursion
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Every Universe that can play out, has and currently is. Not everyone likes the Universe they were born in, even fewer dare to think they alone can change it for the better.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,780. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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In this large collection, author Annie Bellet demonstrates her gift for the short form, offering readers twenty short stories, novelettes, and novellas that are compelling, beautifully imagined, and entertaining. Till Human Voices Wake Us contains 20 stories that range from hard science fiction to space opera, sword and sorcery to magical realism, some in print for the first time.
The Beast Within: A Sci-Fi Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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This is a short, short sci-fi story. Approximately 4000 words. Amy Starr knew asteroid mining was dangerous. One small error could kill you. But her desire for the stars outweighed common sense and fear. Now trapped in her disabled ship far from the chance of rescue she has two choices: a lingering half-life or a quick merciful death. Which would you chose?
Little Miss Mute
Price: Free! Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In a Prohibition-Era speakeasy in Kansas City, Paul Verconi had been looking for nothing more than a few drinks to soothe his nerves before heading home. However, what came looking for Paul would prove to be even tougher to swallow than the diluted bootleg whiskey swirling in his dirty glass: a drop-dead gorgeous dame that was enigmatic, curiously silent ... and perhaps even dangerous.
Welcome To New York
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The tourist attraction of the past is also the tourist attraction of the future - for an entirely different reason!
Long Odds
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Teklas is a dump and Isa is desperate to get off planet as fast as possible and back into a real job. She finds herself running illicit portable poker machines to make money. It's either that or go back to stripping or the mines. So far she has been lucky and avoided the cops. When her friend Tara tampers with one of the machines see how her luck changes and why.
Antimony and Lead
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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It's 2013 and the world ended weeks ago. Lacey's world just ended, though - she's been cast out of the safe bunker she called home with her husband and sister-wives. Now she's got to figure out where she should go and who she can trust to stay alive in post-apocalyptic Utah.
Adversary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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For ten thousand years, the people of the habitats have lived in fear of Adversary, the focus of evil in the solar system. One family, however, has grown to doubt the truth of the old tales. The four of them will challenge evil itself with nothing but a single shuttle and their heretical curiosity...
Fireflies
Price: Free! Words: 22,950. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Loose Leaf Stories. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A haunted train, the gods' retirement home, a spirit of vengeance doesn't know her purpose, and a blackmailer has lost his memory. An ancient star's gravity brings a starship to life, and the laws of the dead are tricky. Fireflies is a collection of short stories by Erica Lindquist and Aron Christensen.
Aurora Borealis: Heated Arguments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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"Heated Arguments:" When the Aurora Borealis is stranded dead in space, it is infiltrated by an old 'acquaintance' of the crew causing all hell to break lose not only on the ship, but also within the Captain. Aurora Borealis is a series of short stories chronicling the journeys of Captain Kahara Rain and her crew.
Mantis
Price: Free! Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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Thrown into the sea, his memory of the last few hours hazy but slowly returning, young Mantis decides he can’t die just yet – not before he has put up a fight and made the regime pay for killing the people he loved. This is the story of how Mantis met Kalaes and how Mantis started his journey with the resistance.
Verbit
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Urban
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In the competitive world of news podcasting, a young intern has to work hard to become a good reporter. When it comes time to get a job, however, it quickly becomes clear to one young man that just reporting the news isn't nearly good enough. Soon, his would-be employer will get far more than he bargained for...
Brainjack
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A space station around Mars has suffered a series of strange murders. Jack, the security chief of the station, must struggle against the odds to find out who or what is causing these deaths before he becomes a victim himself.
Indiana Science Fiction 2012
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by James Ward Kirk Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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It may seem you've left Indiana, but look again. Some of it is strangely familiar, some of it exceeds your wildest imagination. The future is right around the corner and numerous authors give you their visions in this Indiana Science Fiction Anthology for 2012. This anthology contains poetry, flash fiction and short stories from Indiana authors and stories situated in Indiana.
Sons of Nowhere: Leviathan
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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When a sea monster of unprecedented size is sighted off the coast of California, the Ophion Foundation deploys its Director of Cryptozoology, Gedeon Vassago, to verify the wild claims. The simple task of observation becomes a life-and-death struggle when the massive creature turns its attention on its pursuers. A prequel to the "Sons of Nowhere" novel series.
Bodyguard From The Future
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
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In this short story a timid man gets attacked at his mother's house. Read how he travels back in time to be his own bodyguard! But can the past be changed?