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Visitor from Reality
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Imagine...one day the sky opens up and a face appears. Imagine... the end is nigh and you cant do anything about it. Imagine... what happens when the visitor from reality calls.
Singularity, California: Not If, When
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You set the price! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the city of Singularity, California, humans co-exist with advanced machines called "helots". When human terrorists attack a party celebrating the unveiling of the newest helot prototype, Chief Security Officer Shell and reporter Angel Martinez must try to survive the night and discover the reasons behind the attack.
The Collector
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Children are constantly complaining about the monster in the closet. As parents, we just shake it off as childhood fantasy. But what if the monsters are real? What if they want something from our children? Jerry is a Collector, and each night he is sent into bedrooms to gather specimens to study so that experts can either fix his world, or help them find a new one.
Even Heroes Have the Right to Bleed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Everyone looks up to heroes. No matter what they do, they are put up onto a pedestal for all to worship. But what happens when a hero's life is struck with great tragedy? Are heroes allowed to mourn, to sink into depression? For Powerman, this is his reality. A reality that he cannot break away from. It leaves him wondering, "Who can come and save a hero?"
The Judgement Conundrum
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Price: Free! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lacerant Plainer’s new short story is set in the near future, and with its fast-paced action, dystopian world and warring humans and aliens it ticks all the boxes for a near-perfect first contact tale.
Origin of Species
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Prompted by a series of emails, a reporter begins to uncover the story of Isaac Feyer, a missionary from the nineteenth century. Aided by a chapter in Feyer’s journals, and a two century old letter written by him, the reporter finds himself in an unconventional part of history. A short story.
Vala Staffwielder
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A rustling came from the bracken near me. If I hesitated, I would fail my test. I would disgrace my family. That was not the way of a Lupine. I drew my knife. Two feet of serrated steel slid silently from its leather sheath. My ears flattened. From the shadows crept the ebony-furred, low-slung shape of the panthorr. Fearsome eyes gleamed in the dark. My test.
Season's Greetings
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For many families, the question of which winter holiday to celebrate is known as the December dilemma. Here is a new twist on that old problem.
Startling Trouble (Language Pack)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Unlike Bastian, we rarely find out why. This edition contains the original version and its German retelling.
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: $2.99 USD. 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?