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Under His Feet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pablo Ellis has snuck away to take the ferry, planning to visit Kaylee's father. Dr Gutiérrez's procedure might just save Pablo's legs. The trouble is Kaylee found out and she's going to do everything she can to stop him. A science fiction story from the author of "Low Arc".
Tears
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Series: Killgrace. Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
He only saw his grandmother cry five times in his life. A speculative fiction short story.
The Eden Stream
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A novella about a man who follows a herd of elephants down an old road and ends up running for his life.
The Device
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
He was a lonely man, devastated by his wife's recent decision to leave him for another man. He was all alone on his rock, just him and the stars above - but then a funny thing happened and minutes later he was sitting next to the most amazing device to influence humankind. Stefan touched it, and soon he was leading humankind down a new path, to a new future in the stars.
Máquina do Tempo
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Se um dia pudesses voltar atrás no tempo será que gostavas de mudar verdadeiramente alguma coisa? E se sim, será que valia a pena?
Teeny Weenie Man (A short, completely believable story)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Molly Peek discovers an extremely odd hotdog during the course of her working day, she has no idea that her knowledge of life, evolution, and whether Earthlings are alone in the universe will be greatly enhanced. For such a small guy, the Teeny Weenie Man sure knows how to make an impact.
Donors
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A couple discover the price of loyalty.
On the Beach
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Adrian lives detached from the world. So detached that even the most dramatic of events, happening right on his doorstep, has no effect on him. But can he keep shrugging off the world forever? Or will he—one day—let it back in? A story of compassion in amongst trauma. On the Beach: A Short Story.
Identity is Theft
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In the none-too distant future, Shane Hillsbottom loses his identity. Somebody just reaches out and grabs it. And now it falls to him to recover it. Or else he will disappear without a trace. A story of the future, and the most personal robbery imaginable. Identity is Theft: A Short Story.
Going Home (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fourteen year old Matt doesn't want to move to Mars, but his father's leaving him no choice. When he tries to run away from the spaceport, he finds out his father isn't the only one trying to force him to go. Alien creatures have infested the spaceport, and they have a terrible truth for Matt to discover...
The Devil in the Woods
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Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Beelzebub, a mutated teenager who looks like the devil of a geneticist’s son, Augustus, mutilates a cow, his life becomes threatened when his father’s friend, Michael, calls for hunters to catch the beast.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Glitch X 7
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a nanotech attack destroys the town of Conifer, Washington, Gabriel Marte is the only man left alive.
Return to Gray's World
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Series: Space and Speculation, 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The exploration of the strange alien world QJZ is complete but what has been learned makes no sense. The Empire dismisses this intelligence and moves against it. Will they succeed this time to conquer the world or regret it?
TV Times
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
As television gets more and more stations, you'll find there's less and less worth watching any more. Just pray that one day your TV doesn't start watching YOU!
Artifact
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Noon wishes fate would give him a break. He's survived an attack from an ancient robot and just wants to go home. Also his body might be dying, and he's stranded in the middle of nowhere. He should really know better by now. This short story takes place in a lush, overgrown post apocalyptic world where the majority of the population are descendants of genetic experiments and have strange powers.
Shifting Sands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Nathan has never felt like he fits into his adopted family or his opal-mining community in the South Australian desert. Then he finds an abandoned mineshaft and discovers something much more incredible than opal potch. But now that he knows exactly who and what he is, and why he doesn’t fit in, he has a choice to make. A choice which will change his life forever…
A Cloak of Glass
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
On the darkest streets of Japan, pieces are being set in motion... The world holds it breath; the clouds of war are gathering. Twin sisters Saga and Shaaya have business deep in the slums of Tankenkuro, one of the most dangerous cities on earth. The twins will need every ounce of psychic power they can muster if they are to survive the night. It isn't just the humans that are watching...
Nautilus Log: A New Discovery
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Nemo returns to the ruins of Atlantis when a strange ship rises from the broken remains and challenges the Nautilus. In search of answers, Nemo takes off after the ship into the blackness of the Baltic Sea.
Flash Fiction Online - August 2014
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
”On the Fly” by Alison McBain. Jorge struggle both in and out of the kitchen. “Kitsune no Yomeiri” by Ashe Thurman. A husband’s attempt to embrace his wife’s culture goes painfully awry. James Aquilone’s, “6 Attempts at Winning Jennifer’s Heart” is a humorous stab at office romance. An editorial by Anna Yeatts. Original artwork by Rich Ware.