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COLOSSUS
By Gary Mark Lee
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
By Kevin A. Lyons
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.
Loss and other foolish notions
By RM Kelly
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. 
Twice as Bright
By Jen Cole
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A flash story to fit into your coffee break. Ever wondered why time seems to be running increasingly fast?
Second Honeymoon
By Mark Souza
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
By Lane Diamond
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
By David J. Agostine
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
By Michael Summers
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...
Behind The Voice
By Cassi Gray
Price: Free! Words: 20,010. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Cordelia's world is turned inside out when she finds herself trapped in an elevator at the mercy of a presence who swears he's there to protect her. Forcing herself to trust a supernatural force against a life threatening situation, she must convince herself he actually exists, because he is the key to her survival.
Letting Go
By Jaleta Clegg
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.
Don Coyote de la Merika
By Kathryn Anthony
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
By Lelanthran Krishna Manickum
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!"
By Elizabeth & William Hicks
Series: Adventures with Joe, Book 1. Price: Free! 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
By Liana Brooks
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
By Ben Langdon
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.
If
By Gabriel Archer
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if there was a microchip that could be implanted in your child's head which would generate an imaginary friend for them? What if the friends stayed after the chip was removed? What if you stopped denying that you're intrigued and download the story already?
Yet So Far
By Nathan Thompson
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Wars changed everything. Once fertile land is now barren desert, the sun blazing a firey path across the earth. In the midst of the daily struggle for survival, Hugh finds a companion through a relic from the past...
Broken (a Tale of Breaking Benjamin)
By Brent Meske
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, training the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are each on the curriculum for Clements students. Jon Talbaine has always been the black sheep of Clements, and now he's backed into a corner. How far will he go to get out?
The Screen Savior
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens when a screen saver comes to life... (Original venue: Bards & Sages Quarterly, Vol. 2, Issue 3)
Regret
By Jaleta Clegg
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The invention of the Emoticator promises to free mankind from regret, but is that really such a great idea?