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El coleccionista de puzzles
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Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: Spanish. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Un puzzle de madera con unas propiedades extrañas que lo hacen paranormal.
Wyrd Worlds II
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Price: Free! Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy. Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original WYRD WORLDS rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!
eRATicated
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
We are routinely forced to examine the extinction of mankind from one cause or the other. This time it happened, but not like they told us it would. Our "end of the world" came from the most unlikely source. This vignette explores the day when civilization fell from the welcome eradication of the rat.
Hidden Agendas
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Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story that shows how the destruction of a space ship could be much more than it appears.
Interlude 1.1
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Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Out on the edge of civilization anything and everything can happen--especially when you're not ready for it. When Jenny, the chief mechanic for the Bonnie Belle hops off to work a deal with the local black market she ends up bargaining for more than just fresh fruit. This short story is an installment in the "Tales from the Edge" universe, joining two prior novels, IN THE BLACK and IN THE VOID.
Bond Beyond Measure
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Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story of a 5 year old boy, while on a passenger liner, finds himself in the middle of an adult war. This leads to an extraordinary encounter with an alien species.
Uncovering Truths: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 4
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Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now that Dezmind knows the truth about his past, he’s breached the Talian Compound in search of the key to his future. Dealing with the common citizens of Xannia’s largest city, Darzeth Prime, makes his search for the lost child difficult at best, impossible at worst. How much is he willing to risk to fulfil his destiny?
Sage Teon and the Fake Diamond Heist
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Series: Razia. Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sage has a problem. He's just been hired to steal a bunch of fake diamonds, but the fake rocks are protected by an impenetrable security system. Together with his crew, they'll defy gravity and cryptographic algorithms to finish the job.
Drifter
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
I like to float. I drift. It's what I do. I float along, searching for you. You are my purpose, my one and only goal, and I am very patient. We are drifters, you and I...
Bunny With A Saw
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On a long drive in the middle of the night, it's a bad sign when the stars begin to move. You're seeing things. It's time to pull over and rest. Or maybe something impossible is happening instead... Bunny With A Saw is a short story of about 1300 words.
Pinatubo Sky
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Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On foreign contract in Africa, Vince the Calgary oilfield engineer finds his client wants a geoengineering design as the president of Niger campaigns on bringing back a Green Sahara. Driven by his daughter's future, he ingores the risk of being a drone target and takes on political negotiating. Expected to explain climate science to politicians, he becomes immersed in an intense new career.
The Black Clouds
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Price: Free! Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meteorites strike the Earth wreaking havoc, but a greater menace emerges from the craters in the form of black clouds that threaten to destroy all life on Earth. Nations mobilize against the Clouds, but nothing works as the Black Clouds continue to grow. A group of scientists trapped in a specially designed facility work desperately to find a way of destroying the invaders before it's too late.
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.
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.
Black Denim Lit #7: A Suitable Poison
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Series: Black Denim Lit Monthly. Price: Free! Words: 37,230. Language: American English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Black Denim Lit #7 "A Suitable Poison": Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders for free through BDLit.com. This month Christopher T. Garry edits together 140 pages of bold, intriguing new fiction from Robert Stiles, Tiffany Michelle Brown, Rhoads Brazos, John Dromey, Kate Morrow, Scott Blankenship, Sean Monaghan, Linda Boroff
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.
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.