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Evolution Anxiety
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The treaty was supposed to end the war between the Mechanics and Chimerans, but all that is thrown into jeopardy when Dr. Rauch is kidnapped by a band of rogue Chimerans. Now, all he wants to do is survive, and escape.
You're Never Alone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Everyone lives, plays, and works with the Network always there, always connected to everyone else, all the time. The Network and the Signal unite the world with information, and Jim couldn't be happier or more secure. Only the Unplugged reject the beauty of the Signal, and Jim would never Unplug. But one day it all gets taken away from him, and Jim wants to know why.
Dreams Are Real
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Clara is Dead! Long Live Clara! - Doctor Who fan fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I like Jenna-Louise Coleman. I think her acting in the BBC television series Doctor Who is worthwhile Sci-Fi. But honestly, her character, Clara Oswin, sucks. Give Ms. Coleman a new role on the show, I propose. Bring back a favorite face, I dare say. I mean a rewarding character. I elect Romanadvoratrelundar, the Time Lady from Gallifrey. Jenna rejoins Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who...
Golden Prophecy: Prelude to the Gray Soul Saga
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jansen is only trying to finish school, but his life takes a very different turn. Finding himself saddled with a prophecy of creation that he can't shake, can he forget it, or must he begin to fulfill it? Can he, a quiet unassuming student dare to believe he could change the world? This is the story of a young man and the first steps towards his transformation into a famous (or infamous) leader.
Beware the Haze in the Distance: Is Life Ever What It Seems...
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a world run by beings who best resemble thoroughbreds, Trequelle is a curious young lad, and his grandmother is deathly afraid of his curiosity. Children can always do things that can easily go wrong and Baezelle knows life in the Haze is never as easy as it seems. For the voices in the Haze, the intruders have always been at best controversial; now may be the time to banish them all, or worse!
Alarm Yourself: The Next Time a Salesman Knocks...
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Have You Ever Had a Strange Summer Job? How About A Job That Could Determine The Survival Of The World? Tim's summer was uneventful. There were worse jobs than assisting a strange old man selling sun alarms. That's right, alarms for the sun. Even if the old man thought he was from the moon and the sun was about to explode, there were worse jobs... What happens next even Tim could't imagine!
At Home in the Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenny and Alice find themselves on an alien spaceship, the latest specimens in an intergalactic zoo. Their demands prove taxing to the aliens, while the people on Earth learn how comfy a lifetime in a space-bound zoo really is. Can the pair escape the madness and get back home? A short story at approximately 7,000 words, originally in the Quantum Zoo anthology by D.J. Gelner and J.M. Ney-Grimm.
The Platinum Hall Debacle: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 3
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Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Contractor with the CTF demands a certain level of professionalism and respect. Taya’s newest employer doesn’t see a Contractor standing before him - he sees what he wants to: a little girl who isn’t worth his time. With a tight deadline for erecting the outdoor concert stage, Taya challenges a growing prejudice as she risks her life and her livelihood.
Boone's Journey
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the outliers of the Turinth Galaxy, Talia Boone embarks on a tedious, mindless mission to repair outpost communication buoys. Talia likes her solo expeditions - no micromanagement, no small talk, and no one to share her hidden stash of vodka. But when the mission goes awry and her cruiser malfunctions, isolation can have deadly consequences.
Doorport Alterludes
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Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Six characters from Scott Michael Decker's novel, Doorport, have their lives altered by the increasingly attenuated space-time fabric.
Punchcards from Atlantis
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Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A mission to Bermuda goes terribly wrong and Sgt. McGraw finds himself with only one person left in his team: the stuffy anthropologist unsuited for fieldwork. Can they complete their mission before the greenskins get to them? Based upon the tongue-in-cheek 1950's themed boardgame (Mars vs Earth), this *short story* follows "Duke" McGraw & Dr. Bonnie Hill at the tail-end of their doomed mission.
Crime & Punishment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
For thousands of years society has imposed punishments for what they define as crime. Laws are the foundations of a stable civilization. What constitutes a crime? For the most heinous crimes, what's an appropriate punishment? In "Crime & Punishment", the lives of two individuals collide: The first, a devious criminal called Vargr, and the second, an ordinary man named Charles Wilson.
Os cavalos eléctricos de Pingling
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A partir do momento em que uma mentira é dita passa a ser verdade. As palavras não são minhas, são de um careca arrogante. Proferiu-as uma semana depois de regressar de Pingling, antes de começar a contar-me uma história, a sua história, a mesma história que irei agora contar-vos. Existência e causalidade são temas presentes neste conto.
The Abducted
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Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Based on actual events...maybe... It was just a party. There were six of them, three guys and three girls enjoying the cool fall evening. Good friends, they had been drawn together in high school like pieces of steel to a magnet. Considered nerds by many in their school, something in the sky that night changed their lives forever
Economy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wracked with jealousy Babette speeds down the road in a parasitic vehicle, determined to disrupt this wedding. But how much of herself will she have to surrender to make it? Economy is a short story (1,402 words).
Tres Voces
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Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A trip to the movies is usually a nice break from reality. But it all depends on who you go with. Running behind while waiting on someone primping in the mirror, or speeding through traffic just to make the previews doesn't make things easier on anyone. A snide remark or a full-on argument is almost guaranteed to ensue, and bring life to a show before the show.
Children of the Artificial Womb: A Short Cyberpunk Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Hector, a member of the Plasmid street gang and product of the artificial womb, is not doing well. His girlfriend is pregnant, his best friend is a murderous, technological genius and his gang boss is a violent bully. But when a once in a lifetime opportunity comes his way, Hector will have to choose between safety and freedom, in the dangerous world of gang warfare.
Nexus: Octopied
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Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Octopied is a short story of approximately 5,500 words, set between Nexus and Nexus 2: Sins of the Past.
Fly Me to the Moon
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: Australian English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What happened when the Angler came? Why was everybody so excited when the Angler came? Why was the angler there? Find out in this whimsical tale.