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Sabots: A Flash Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aging mechanic Mason is worried about his job as the factory he works in becomes increasingly automated and self-sufficient, and his survival may depend on finding ways to fix machines that aren’t broken. Length is approximately 900 words. This story is also available in the bundled collection, “Payday: 5 Flash Stories.”
Pipe Clouds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Carly Bede's bent on solving the mystery of the pipe clouds. When a massive storm threatens, it looks like the Eastern seaboard will end up like Japan and Peru. Those storms wiped out whole cities. Carly's got to choose between her research and a risky do-or-die mission to kill the clouds. A sci-fi tale from the author of "Wing" and The Bren Taylor Adventures.
Introduction - A Pacifica Flash Fiction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to Pacifica, floating city of opportunity, creativity, and progress. Take a tour through town, introducing it through the eyes of new arrival Chang Wu on his first day at work. Only, he does not know exactly what his work is, yet.
The Memory Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Carrie finds herself alone in an empty room. The stench of rotten cabbage fills her nostrils as the lab attempts to enter her mind. And her past. A fast-paced tale of the individual and a world in grave danger. The Memory Farm: A Short Story.
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
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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! - A Fanfic Doctor Who Adventure
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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: 11,590. 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: 3,200. 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.
The Platinum Hall Debacle: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 3
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Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. 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.
Sea Tales: The Guardianship
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Llumina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
People travel through many different stages on the road of life. Many philosophies underscore our identities and help us rationalize our good fortune. Sometimes, productive professionals forget that they are able to live the American dream because of little more than a bit of talent and a bit of luck.
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…