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Beware the Haze in the Distance: Is Life Ever What It Seems...
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. 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: 3,580. 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.
Frost Fire Worlds August 2014
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Hobo Zombie and Other Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,150. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A zombie becomes a hobo because of exile and a desire for freedom. An ancient dragon ventures down from his sacred mountain into modern North Korea. A teenage girl finds a mermaid washed up on a beach. A young woman witnesses aliens crash land in a corn field. Hobo Zombie and Other Stories features nine short stories by Karen Lofgren, author of Imagine Someday.
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.
P.U.R.R. - Protectors United for Residential Requisition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What power does a tiny kitten have to change the world? More than you think. If Cats Ever Got Organized…
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: 2,250. 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).
Ch05En: Anthology, A Tale of Gems
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A latent Ch05En gene destines someone for greatness. Maybe you'll be a rock star, or CEO of a fortune 500. Maybe you'll be a superhero. Welcome to the world of Ch05En. A Tale of Gems is an inclusive anthology following five characters across one epic story-line that will change the world of Ch05En forever.
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.
Echoes and Memories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man studying the messages from the first discovered alien artifact. A newly colonized world cut off from the rest of human civilization. One of the last humans contemplates loneliness at the end of the universe. All these stories and more await in this collection of speculative fiction by Tristan Gregory.
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.
Flight of the Maita Book twenty two: The T-K Casebook Collector's Edition
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,520. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven cases from the casebook of the T-K Detective Agency. Tab and Kit learn to work together. Everything from murder to intrigue to theft.