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Two Cowboys
By Melissa Field
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Writing prompt from Writer's Digest: There’s a knock on your door. When you open it, you find a cowboy—complete with the hat, boots, spurs, six-shooter, the accent, everything—standing on your front step. He claims he has no idea who he is or what he’s doing there. Write this scene, as you try to sort out his (and your) confusion. 500 words or less.
Luther Oliver, Technician
By Michael J. Shanley
Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Luther is trapped on a colony where his unique technical skill is in demand. He is a virtual prisoner. This is the short version of his life there.
El Dorado
By Michael J. Shanley
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two brothers strike it rich in a mining find that totals the wealth of a thousand years…now, what to do with it?
Soñar
By M Reyes
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: Spanish. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Una historia en el futuro, una historia entre el sueño y la vigilia. Una conversación es recordada muchos años después, una profesora sostiene en sus manos una carta e imagina una pequeña revolución, tres amigos amigos hablan de cómo cambiar el mundo. Y el cambio ya está aquí. ¡Sueña!
Lord When's First Adventure, The Lost Child
By John Pirillo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Binky's best friend, the Lord When, is dying. He sends Binky on a mission to find a suitable replacement for him. But will the kid who comes with him be tough enough to do the job?
The Skeptic And Other Glimpses
By Jennifer R. Povey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: American English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A UFO debunker bites off more than he can chew. A man faces an unusual test for an orbital job. Immortality becomes something to fear. Anchored around "The Skeptic," one of the last stories purchased by Dr. Stanley Schmidt prior to his retirement as editor of Analog, this collection of six short-short and flash stories shows glimpses of possibilities...and the future of Earth.
Nadir (The Interscission Project: Book Zero)
By Arshad Ahsanuddin
Series: The Interscission Project, Book Zero. Price: Free! Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This short work is intended to be an introduction to books of The Interscission Project, setting the stage for the events of future-past that have already happened, but are yet to unfold.
2034: Writing Rochester's Futures
By Nick DiChario
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,460. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014 by R-SPEC Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Where will you be in 2034? Best-selling Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Nancy Kress leads a tour of things to come in Rochester's 200th year, alongside Star Trek writer Sally Caves, two-time John W. Campbell Award finalist Nick DiChario, playwright/philosopher Craig DeLancey, and fourteen other Rochesterian masters of speculative fiction.
Chronos and Old Facts
By Anthony Horvath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: American English. Published: March 14, 2014 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A budding scholar gets sent to a hidden building on the campus to meet Chronos, the keeper (and destroyer) of old facts. What he learns from Chronos will make him re-think everything he thinks he knows. Is it chronological snobbery, or is it just good scholarship?
That Universe We Both Dreamed Of
By Jay O'Connell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 by Gulliver Noir. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When the Aliens make a visitation request, you get the day off work, which is nice. Most people go about their lives normally, after the interview. A few disappear. And a few try to make a few bucks, hawking new religions on the inter webs. Joel's ready for anything. He's got nothing much left to lose.
The Starewavers
By Christopher Josephs
You set the price! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The first part of the POW! Trilogy, short story The Starewavers takes place in a time when you could walk the streets without worrying about anything bad happening to you. The 1960s was the decade of JFK, counterculture, the British Invasion, war, and the space race. Humans had already been through Roswell in 1947.
Abnormality #2: Migrants
By Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Abnormalities, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world's #1 (if not only) Big-Data Detective returns in yet another extremely unlikely (if not impossible) adventure. This time things that should never move are apparently moving, and hidden dangers are lurking just beneath the surface. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part Errol Flynn, but 100% completely absurd, another Dillon Sharif Tall Tale.
Pour toujours - Projet Bradbury, #30
By Neil Jomunsi
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: French. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Là-haut, dans le cosmos ténébreux et mutique, une capsule tourne en orbite autour de la Terre depuis des millénaires : à son bord, les deux derniers survivants de la race des vampires attendent patiemment que la planète recouvre un écosystème normal. Vingt millénaires plus tôt, la grande Dévastation a annihilé toute vie à la surface.
Stumptown Survival (Volume 2 - O.M.S.I.)
By Noah Porter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Port Vendre Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Roughly three months before the apocalyptic events that took place at the Maryhill Museum of Art, the world was just beginning to fall into chaos. The outbreak had not yet spread across the country and many were still blissfully unaware of the horrors that were coming for them. Will they make it to safety in time?? These are the Stumptown Survivors. This is their story.
Black Denim Lit #2
By Black Denim Lit
Series: Black Denim Lit Monthly. Price: Free! Words: 16,160. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders. This month Christopher T. Garry brings together sixty pages of bold, intriguing new fiction from Ted Morrissey, Sean Monaghan and David W. Landrum. All the authors expand significantly on their work with dark, speculative tales to give immersive looks into hearts of men and women facing a changing world.
Useless!
By Randy Walton
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bland, boring and repetitive. The three qualities Sam has gravitated towards for his entire life. All was well and good until his protective bubble is burst by the oddest of individuals. A poor, sick man at best, at worst, a dangerous madman with no good intentions for Sams’ perfectly simple life.
Saint Thomas
By Randy Walton
Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Earth is in ruin after a single invading alien using religion, manipulated the human population to his will. What the alien’s goal, how he arrived, even how his technology works is a complete mystery. One faction, desperate for answers, creates the only spy that could possibly get inside but at great cost.
Maiden Voyage
By Joseph Nicholson
Price: Free! Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Malachite Quills Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In an unprecedented push for galactic exploration, the Seryys Government has contracted thousands of ships to go exploring. This special event could not have come at a better time for Stryyk’Draal Stryyn and Char’Lyyn Stryyn, a married couple who are pilots down on their luck. However, they will embark on voyage that will be more than bargained for.
Biraz Tuhaf Bir Kitap
By Süleyman Sönmez
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: Turkish. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bilim Kurgu Kısa Öyküler. (Türkçe) Bilim kurgu ağırlıklı hikayelerin bir kısmı Türkiye'de geçiyor. Kısa öyküler size yeni bir tat vaad ediyor.
Season of Bliss
By Craig Allen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 29,010. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Jester has arrived on Sasha’s world on the eve of the Bliss, a madness that is both overwhelming and necessary for the survival of her people. But Jester is ignorant of not only the Bliss, but also to the meaning of the one word that binds Sasha's people together. If Sasha can't make him understand, it could mean the end of her life.