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Shelter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: American English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In the future when warheads can destroy an entire nation, America turns to millions of personal survival shelters, called LifePods, to survive the nuclear explosions. Mushroom clouds are only the beginning, as there is still lifetimes of devastation, famine, and radiation to endure. With her LifePod, one little girl discovers, first-hand, the extremes sometimes needed to survive.
Just One Day
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Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The engineer awoke to the sound of the failing air conditioning, knowing four things above all else. He knew exactly who would be beating a monotonous rhythm on the door, he knew that he had to kill them, he knew that they would already be dead and rotting, and he was painfully aware that they would not be alone...
Slipped: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
I was just walking down the street, when I slipped and fell off the Earth. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Monsters Win Wars.
Gypsy Spell
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Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Gypsies set up camp on the Cloud’s estate, protecting themselves with strong magic. Eviction by brute force proves useless, so Alf and Bert, the two burly security guards, compose a few tricks of their own.
E. U. C. Bureau
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Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In an over-populated future, only the EUCB stands between life and death: their life...and your death.
The G Particle
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Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A day in the life of G isn't exactly what it seems. Although the mundane seems inevitable, there is something that G does not know.
Nessie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 750. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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An unusual visitor hears stories from mariners about the Loch Ness Monster and decides to see for herself what it's all about. She visits the touristy gift shop and leaves the shopkeeper dumbfounded.
Someone Else's Life
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Price: Free! Words: 12,130. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When Edward saw the link on Craigslist that asked "Do you wish you could live someone else's life?" he thought that he did, but it was too good to be true. Weeks later, when he'd lost his cat, his girlfriend, and his job, Edward returned to the link, He didn't care that it may be a hoax. But what he found was that he could indeed be another person, but not in the way he had imagined.
Watching the Watcher
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Series: The Posthuman Cycle. Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A frantic call from a space lane traffic controller is fielded by a helpline representative. Out in the main asteroid belt, stationed on a sophisticated three-kilometer long space habitat, why does the caller find himself utterly alone? Why can't he remember his time away from work? Why does he never leave his cubestation? And why does the helpline rep keep fielding exactly this type of call?
Dalston Junction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Amelia and Margaret are supposed to be taking unwanted babies and placing them with new families. But the police find dozens of tickets for pawned baby clothes and no evidence of the babies themselves, sparking a desperate pursuit across Victorian London with the life of a newborn in the balance. This is a short story.
The Chamber
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Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Six strangers awaken in an empty room with metal walls, no door, and what appears to be a two way mirror. Then one by one, they start to die. From Brett J. Talley, author of the Bram Stoker Award nominee, That Which Should Not Be.
Tribe
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Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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As an uberhuman replicator, Carlos is able to peel another copy of himself whenever he needs company or back-up. However, someone wants to test the extent of these abilities by systematically assassinating his 'tribe' while on holiday in Puerto Rico.
How I Saved Humankind
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Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Armageddon. There are as many stories about how it will happen as there are cultures on Earth. What if it started to happen, and then, just as startlingly, stopped? And how would you respond if someone told you he was responsible for stopping it? Here’s a thought: have a seat; grab a cup of coffee or tea; and settle back to listen to his story. Then decide.
An Expert's Quick Guide to Planetary Travel
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Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A well-season interstellar traveler has written a somewhat tongue-in-cheek guide for those that have not traveled off world. It covers some of the unusual conditions that a tourist may encounter on other planets such a different gravities, weather, atmospheres, fauna and flora, diurnal and yearly cycles, and light. A must read for planetary travelers.
Of Æther and Æon (Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2010 by Blue Moose Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In the midst of war, a beautiful young officer finds love aboard an airship. (Author of the critically acclaimed novel AVALON REVISITED, O. M. Grey takes the reader on a Steampunk journey through tragedy and romance. Perfect for a lunchtime reading escape... when you don't have time for an entire novel.)
Right to Life?
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Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
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Matthew and Kristine Smith are both staunchly pro-life, but the results of genetic testing on their unborn baby may change their minds. Could sacrificing this one child save the lives of millions of people?
Use By
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Lester, the last man alive, contemplates his mortality in this piece of flash fiction.
A Crack in the Wall
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Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, a crack in the wall of his apartment leads a man into nightmare.
Trapped
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Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When Jordan is awakened in the middle of the night by a horde of the undead, he is forced into a fight for his life and his upperclass suburban existence. What he finds leads him to question the safe path he has followed in life and ultimately make the choice to stay the course or start fresh.
A Gift of Thorns
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Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Meet a race called the Kin. Forced to live in harsh conditions, the Kin have become a hard and vicious race who must constantly fight, not only for their own survival, but that of their entire race. Even more so with their only true enemy, the Sakti, ever planning their extermination. This is a brief glimpse into a day of their lives.