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Just Checking (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sam McIntyre was a decent example of the good the Check In System could do. He wasn't the best and brightest the world had to offer, but he was driven to succeed by the chip embedded within him (and all other US citizens). But what happens when the system that tracks everyone's actions and broadcasts them to the world breaks down? "Don't do anything you wouldn't want people to see at the top of y
Chronos' Christmas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Genetically selected children compete and kill for the chance to win Christmas. In a simulated, yet antiquated future playground called Daycare, Ceep, an omniscient computer,responsible for creating deadly gangs of urchins who desire to reap the rewards of Christmas, encourages his creations to use their enhanced genetic skills to destroy one another and take the Christmas tree for their own.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
Gilda's Locket
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Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Gilda buys a locket for her birthday, she finds more than she ever dreamed of, literally. She soon discovers the locket is more than a piece of jewelry; it holds the power to let her relive her life in her dreams. What's left of her life quickly spirals out of control as she becomes ever more obsessed with the locket and the desperate need to relive the happiest moment of her life.
It's A Wonderful (After) Life
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Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The purpose of Life is to make the world a better place after you leave, is the purpose of Death exactly the same thing? Caution, contains some swearing!
Apex Magazine - Issue 37
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,580. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field.
The Multiverse Traveler
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Paul was about to change all history for all time by writing a short story about multiverse travel - except he didn't know it! Then one day he had a visitor, from another multiverse, who revealed all to him and encouraged Paul to change some of the words in his story when he published it - to keep the bad guys at bay. Paul published his story but was it really as simple as that...
Yitzi
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You set the price! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Even if a dog can learn how to speak, he will still be nothing more than a dog.
A World In Edgewise: Thirteen Sidereal Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 59,730. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"The stories in Jack Preston King's A World In Edgewise alternately disturb me, haunt me, make me think, and send sinfully titillating tingles of delight running up and down my spine, often delivering all of these sensations at once... -- Vincent Casspriano, Jr., author of The Simplest Path to Personal and Planetary Transformation: Free Your Mind
The Pathways of Depot Verde
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Neuronal Atrophy, "Spacer's Dementia" is spreading through the solar system. Miles comes to Depot Verde to pick up where his dead ex-wife Natalie left off. But can he uncover her secret cure in time to help their daughter Lily, before the Pharma cuts off the supply? Includes FREE SF short story, "Electric Pathways of the Heart."!
Shady Hazy and the Subliminal Criminal
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Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Shady Hazy is a jack of all trades, of sorts. He'd do just about anything for the right amount of cash. He even did the odd hit if times were tough. More than one person had snuffed it so Shady could pay the rent on time. He is also able to read people's thoughts, it's how he stays one step ahead of the game. Will his abilites be enough when he has to hunt down a criminal who can control minds?
Faith
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Series: Lacuna. Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short science fiction story about a young girl in an internment camp.
Seeking a Fairy Goddoctor
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Series: Petroleum Sunset, Episode 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When Joel jabs his arm with a rusty piece of metal while prospecting for plastic at the town dump, their Ma is countin' on Ty to find Joel some decent medicine. They head to the city, where Ty must contend with overloaded medical bureaucracies, rapscallion fraudulent doctors, blood-stealing bouncers, and a shadowy medical underground in order to find Joel the object of his quest: A tetanus shot.
Ping Pong
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Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The challenge- write about The Inside of A Ping Pong Ball. Would the flight from inner to outer space tickle Roald Dahl's fancy? Or yours? Maybe you'll enjoy this little smorgasbord of padkos. Revenge always tastes better when shared.
The Greatest Virus of Them All
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The biological and anti-virus protection facility on the dead asteroid of Planax Five is the most advanced and long established anti-terrorism facility in the entire galaxy. Created in the aftermath of The Bubonicus plague of Universal date 4437, the laboratories and workshops that exist here house the finest minds, the most advanced equipment and research facilities that the universe can supply..
Bullet and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,290. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six science fiction stories, including “Bullet” from End of an Aeon and “Sausages” from Talebones, which received an Honorable Mention from Gardner Dozois in his Year's Best Science Fiction #27
Chicken Noodle Gravity
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Series: The Lombard Alchemist Tales, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Stephen got stoned to deal with the chemo, but it's his husband who really needs the drugs. After all, watching your partner of twenty years die of cancer can leave you courting bankruptcy. It can drive you to steal, or cheat, or look for hope in a can of chicken-noodle soup you bought from the demonic pawnbroker at a creepy old hock shop at the edge of nowhere. Incl. bonus story: Sleep, Walk
First Endeavor's
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,750. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
First Endeavors is two short stories written by Ted Iverson. Born and raised in northern Illinois. Writing has always been a lifelong dream, and he pleased to share his first two short stories with you. Also included in this novella are the first five chapters of his first novel: Mission to the Stars: The Search for FTL. LunaTics The Mercu
Siren Song
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012 by Wonder Realms Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Science Fiction Short Story. When Jamie sets out to prove the existence of sirens on Speiros Five, he thinks he only has to face deadly vine snakes, mud lizards, and sirens. Too late he realizes his most dangerous foe is something entirely different.
My Brother, Jacob
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jesse loves her little brother, even though he's an alien, or maybe because he is one. Her mom never questioned how or why a little bright-eyed boy wound up on her back porch. She just took him in. And he's looked after them ever since. When men come to town in black suits, driving dark cars, Jessie and her mom have to make a run for it. It's their turn to protect Jacob, but where can they hide?