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The Path I Lay Before Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Short Story. Arthur Bales goes in to have his fortune read - only these fortunes are true. What he sees through his own future self's eyes is terrifying, indeed: his own death in just a few days time. Now, based on the decisions he made to get to that point, he has to decide where to alter his path to avert his early fate. But which decision was it that led him there?
Wasted Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Short Story. Who would you shorten your own life for? Follow as Johnny - a rather unlikeable individual, overall - tries to uncover who is sacrificing time from their own life to extend his. In a world where your life is set to expire on a preset date and time and that time is your currency - you don't loan friends currency so easily. A fun tale of an unfriendly future.
Hiding from the Alien
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ben has taken something that doesn't belong to him. Now, the object's owner, from another world, wants it back...
The Prophet of New York
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marina was just going about her business, head down trying to fight against the freezing cold of the January morning as she went to work. Then she bumped into him, he held out a simple piece of paper, it read...Some speak of Love by opening their mouths,Some speak of Love by opening their pockets,Some speak of Love by opening their hearts, And some speak of Love not at all. He was the Prophet.
Returning the Favor - A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
John Reed's headaches, stemming from a childhood accident, give him powers that he must hide from the rest of the world. Through flashbacks and into the present, he faces a dilemma on just how to use them in this short story by Karl Kleese.
Jarl (Origins Part 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Jarl's day is about to become a confusing ride of strange uncertainties. This is a science fiction short story of 1,770 words. It is part one in the 'Origins' series of stories which connect with one another in unexpected ways.
Leyla (Origins Part 2)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Leyla has been looking forward to this momentous day for 15 long years. Will it live up to expectations? Or will it end with terror and tears? This is a short story of 1,880 words. It is part two in the 'Origins' series of stories which connect with one another in unexpected ways.
Urknod Army: The Non-Soldier's Manual
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Genuine copy of the manual given to those who have failed to meet the requirements of the Urknod Military. Outlines alternative career options and shows that even the worst of the Scum Class can be of use to the great Urknod Umpire. This is the latest edition and features details of a new career path.
The Copyright Lawyer
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Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Copyright Lawyer :oR: Everything Goes to War, part of the Floating Body series, is about Eugene Monsterpillar, a man born with a five foot blade for a right arm. When he accidentally decapitates his piano teacher as a child, he does everything he can to avoid violence. As an adult, he encounters an increasing number of monsters and must choose whether to use the blade he was born with.
A Final Tea
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes, a lone holorecorder is all you have left for telling what really happened… A short story of about 2600 words.
Nothing
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nothing is a science fiction tale in which humans and shapeshifters find themselves locked in a battle for supremacy after a colony ship crashes. Nothing is approximately 1,250 words in length, and can be found in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, which contains additional material and is to be released late July 2012.
2094
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The year is 2094. Christopher is a well paid government employee who enjoys the company of his work colleague, Mandy, enjoys the loving of his fembot, Tanya, and tries to do the right thing and ask no questions. On a trip to Berlin for work he discovers shocking news about Mandy and realizes he is under scrutiny. He runs, but is there ever, really, any escape?
Letter to NASA
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Steve was your average guy.He was middle aged and just a boring,geeky kind of guy. There was nothing special about him,but he did like his science fiction and he really wished the world would pull its finger out and turn sci fi into science fact, and yet through his life instead of moving forward in space exploration humankind had gone backwards. Steve had a plan, and wrote his letter to NASA.
OtherPlace
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Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Avery Rush is on an expedition into the moon's own version of the Bermuda Triangle - a mysterious region of the lunar surface where many a vessel has disappeared - though he is skeptical they'll find anything at all. But the fantastic world on the other side turns out to be full of surprises and dangers that may prove too much for this seasoned pilot who thought he'd seen it all...
Becoming the Cyborg
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Marshall Aram is dying, his old body slowly falling apart. His immense wealth, however, gives him the opportunity to beat back the cold fingers of death slowly encircling him by replacing his failing limbs and organs with robotic components. Piece by piece, Marshall becomes something neither man nor machine. Where will it stop?
Lincoln isle
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Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A former cop turned mercenary tries to rescue survivors of a crashed airplane on an island filled with monsters.
No Reply (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ben Hammond runs Wierd and Wild, a nightly radio show. There's $50,000 to be won, a prize for the first caller who can prove they had a UFO encounter. So far, the money has never been claimed ...
The Project (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two scientists pull an all-nighter, desperate to complete their work before the project is terminated.
Fizz!!! (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to a future where long-distance travel involves nothing more than stepping into a booth. Unfortunately, for one man this tiny step is a giant barrier ...
Baby Wipes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 4 reviews)
William, a Chicago suburbanite living in the not-so-far future, suddenly finds himself dead. When he recovers, Chicago is gone, leaving only open prairie and an alien offering him a baby wipe to clean his face. This would be hard enough for anyone to deal with, but there's much more...