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COLOSSUS
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Price: Free! Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
A short story about the far distant future and the remains of a once powerful mechanical man and the long dead human who once controlled it.
The Star Creature
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Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Today this would be called Flash Fiction. In 1979 it was a "short-short" story. It was first published in the Winter, 1979, issue of Unearth Magazine (Volume 2, Number 4). This is a story of the first encounter between two intelligent species. I've tried to present an unusual viewpoint and challenge some preconceptions. Mostly, I hope you enjoy it.
Spires
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
I should be barricaded at home, scared like the rest of them. But no. I'm out walking the streets, sure my mind is about to burn out. The last thing I need is to run into a snot-nosed kid with a stolen alien artifact. Both seem to have something to do with the vines invading the city, but why should I care? Unfortunately for me, the vines care. Includes the complete BONUS story, "In the Cauldron"
Twice as Bright
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Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A flash story to fit into your coffee break. Ever wondered why time seems to be running increasingly fast?
Loss and other foolish notions
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Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The last transmission of Kalmor Yintih, the first leader of Jazidal- the capital home world of The Federation of Stellar Systems. 
The Secret Operation in the Matriarch's Kitchen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Two hair-dryers from outer space visit a normal home on Earth to rescue a fellow home appliance from the shackles of slavery. However, the blender they came to rescue does not seem willing to follow them...
Second Honeymoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
Paradox - A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Evolved Publishing presents a short mind-bending sci-fi story in "Paradox" by Lane Diamond. At about 2,700 words, this fun story is the perfect short diversion from your daily grind. ~~~ In the deepest, darkest reaches of space, one must fill the vacuum, the void, the emptiness. Yet do we humans have the "psychological stuff" for deep space travel? If not, we may end up like Ted.
Obsolete Protection
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Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The year is 2044 and it is a grim time in America. Hundreds of California refugees are dead and Commander Marcus Adario finds himself jobless and outcast from society. Can an obsolete protection officer find a reason to go on living in a world where society rewards and punishes people by casting “Positive” and “Negative” votes on the Cloud? Perhaps this despised hero has one more adventure left.
The Is Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Archie has never worked in an Is Shop before, although he's learning fast. Things are not that straightforward though: the proprietor is decidedly odd, the shop only stocks what the last person wanted and the customers are uncommonly rude. But things are to get stranger still...
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
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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.
Camielle's Lights
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.