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The Scavenger
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You set the price! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Set in the near future, The Scavenger is a short, dark tale of a lone survivor in the wild wastelands of the future.
The Things They Collected
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tim Scudder collects things. Magazines, newspapers, tools, you name it. But one day Tim discovers the premiere issue of a new magazine is the next must-have. There's just one problem. He can't seem to get his hands on it.
The Yggdrasil Codex
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Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this life there are a great many profound questions that have yet to be answered. In the short story The Yggdrasil Codex, two University researchers stumble upon an incredible secret encoded on ancient Scandinavian runestones. Their discovery leads them into the world of modern code-breakers and ultimately leads to a revelation with galactic consequences!
Chop Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Even a minor change can have long range consequences.
Warachnids
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You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanting nothing else, the Paramount risk redistributing their personal wealth to the planet all for sake of love. The people are distrustful - generations have risen and passed under the omnipotent totalitarianism of the rich. So scouts are sent to investigate a critical concern.
Unlimited Class
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven-year-old Marnie Sandburg likes to make really complicated things. She's building a soap box derby racer, but she has to hide most of her work because her parents don't know she's entered to race in the Unlimited Class. Marnie's got lots of secret gizmos for her racer, including an artificial inertia generator. And now her Mom has told her she has to accept the help of an assistant . . .
A Probationary Effect: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 2
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Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Taya is finally released from her probationary status as a Contractor and can't wait to dig into a more challenging assignment. However, the covert nature of this particular work has her second-guessing her new boss's ethics and the validity of the contract. Will Taya be complicit in a crime and risk losing everything she's trained for?
From A View: A Flash Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Natalya stares at the man from a distance, admiring his clothes, personal tastes and dancing style while pondering two questions: what would it be like to meet him and will she be able to kill him? Length is approximately 1,000 words. This story is also available in the bundled collection, “Payday: 5 Flash Stories,” for $1.99.
Hostile Encounter
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You set the price! Words: 3,580. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A routine flight of a lone interplanetary pilot turns deadly when his vessel is assaulted in the far reaches of space by an extraterrestrial predator. Without aid, and without a plan, he must face what mankind has never faced before. Short, yet thrilling, Hostile Encounter is perfect for any lover of classic Sci-Fi.
Matrioska
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Price: Free! Words: 6,450. Language: Italian. Published: July 18, 2014 by DunwichEdizioni. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Un gioco di incastri e sovrapposizioni collega insieme una scrittrice bloccata da una tormenta, un magnate giapponese e una casalinga con il debole per la filosofia. Tra neve, silicio e arrosti alle prugne, una sola tra le varie identità farà luce su contenuti e contenitori di questa Matrioska.
Eternally
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Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man goes to great lengths to be reunited with his missing wife, only to experience a fate far worse than death. Eternally.
Retrograde
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Imagine a world where we can regain our youth. But there is always a price. In the future, everything is recycled.
The Traveler
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You set the price! Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As soon as small town librarian and aspiring novelist Valentine Parker meets Thomas Jefferson, she knows he’s different. He doesn’t even look like anyone she’s ever seen before. As she gets to know him, she realizes she’s right. He’s different, very different. As she tries to figure out exactly what is so different about him she finally finds the words for her novel.
Cogito Ergo Sum
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Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"...you never wonder how you’ll react to a defining moment in history until you experience it for yourself..." Gareth Young makes a tweak to the most powerful experiment on earth based on just a hunch. The result is a revelation of the most profound, but is all it seems to be?
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.
Original Encounter
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Series: Dia Nova, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the waning days of a war of independence, Commander Theo Paxton of the Dia Nova colony is sent to rescue a team of scientists who disappeared on the planet’s moon. When he arrives with his own team, he discovers a crash site and a single survivor. That survivor acts strangely, and then leads Theo to a discovery that has the potential to change the colony forever.
Purple
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Price: Free! Words: 8,510. Language: American English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
After abandoning his values to protect the public from a frightening new virus, Josh Mclendon, the manager of an outpost of the CDC devoted to emergency outbreaks, is faced with a nightmare beyond anything he could have imagined.
Contained--Day 1 (Extermination)
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Series: Contained, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Quarters University was an an average little school in Connecticut. Until one day, the government quarantines it when a new virus is unleashed on its students and staff by the incarcerated insane scientist, Sid Chambers. Turning anyone who catches it into cannibal creatures. Now it's up to Noah Arkchrist, who is also trapped on the campus to save everyone.
Krai Continued
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Series: Krai, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 16,850. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Krai Continued holds three more short-story tales of those who had become friends and more with the intelligent alien warship Krai Potential. The origins of the enigmatic “Yellows”, who became human extensions of the legendary warship. The personal lives of the Krai’s “family”; Monks Bree and Kler, and even an offspring for Krai?
The Eclipse of a Black Sun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Medical Examiner discovers that the new anti-aging wonder drug is killing people, and the monster responsible could be a scorned woman. Can Dr. Singer solve the mystery before the Black Sun Cult conspires to poison mankind?