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The 53rd Attempt by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Keep trying until you succeed, no matter what you are attempting. Even if it's the attempt to discover time travel. Better luck next time, perhaps?
Half a Mind by David Howells
Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Imagine two separate minds existing in one body from even before birth. What trials and troubles would such a dual intellect in a single body go through as an infant, as a pre-schooler, in high school? Imagine what might happen if such a person were to appear in criminal court. Now, suppose the charge was murder?
The Farm by Marlene Dotterer
Price: Free! Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 25th century, the human race is scattered throughout the galaxy’s Sagittarius Arm. But no matter where people go, they always remain human...
Tales from the Balkans: Cold diving by Christopher Szollosi
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lieutenant David Black has the wolr most interesting and most dangerous job: he is hunting fro illegal immigrants under the Danube's toxic water. But one day the roles are exchanged when somebodies kill his men...
Dalynia - Nature's Slaughter by Adrian Juhl
Series: Drift World Novella Series, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 1 review)
Time is running out for the people of Aazronia. Besieged by abominations, Magistrate Marcus flees to the druid homeworld to seek the help of the Druid Mother. He must battle his way past the rabid infestation that blocks his path to safety. As he prepares to retake his home, his only thoughts lie with the thousands of Aazronians that lay dying in their homes.
First (and Final) Contact by T. W. King
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s been said that bureaucracy is the only true constant in the universe. Are Cap’n Horatio Smalling III and the crew of the S.S. Craptastic intrepid and cunning enough to break the bureaucracy barrier? Only time will tell. . . . (Flash fiction space adventure spoof — 460 words, about 2 pages)
Hellfire (short story) by Drew Avera
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military(5.00 from 1 review)
Nate is a test pilot for the United States Army. Actually, he is the best damned test pilot period, even with the headaches. The United States is developing a new kind of piloted war machine with the help of Franklin Industries and they have secured some of the most high tech, abrasive equipment on the planet. Does it work? Read here to find out!
The One Commandment by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For a hundred centuries they sought the one who could decipher the last holy message. Could that one be found? Would the message bring the wisdom they hoped for?
Nalani's Choice by Shawn Thompson
Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
In the next hour, I would die. Either burnt to a crisp during Vela’s nosedive into Earth’s atmosphere or blown to a thousand pieces when the Vela explodes in space. The first would make me a Ku’wahine warrior, the second an Earther hero. My now dead sister Haunani had chosen the warrior route. Captain Tim Jones would do everything he could to be the hero. I didn’t care for either choice.
Twas A Good Day To Die by Jonathan Antony Strickland
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(4.25 from 4 reviews)
On Christmas day, a man sits, contemplating his life and how the things outside, the indescribable horrors, will soon break through his defences. But this is of no concern to him, for his now miserable life and the hand of fate that has forced him to commit an act so terrible, weigh constantly on his mind. Short horror/Sci-fi (ish) story. Please read and review. Artwork: Robert Thomas Strickland
Tongues by Brian Rappatta
Price: Free! Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Seamus Martinez, one of the galaxy's foremost xenolinguists, knows very well that in first contact situations with alien species, the words you choose are extremely important, and can have disastrous consequences. But he soon discovers that deciphering alien languages is the easy part . . . it's navigating an entire species' belief system that's hard.
Mesmorterion Chronicles Avergous by Lex J. Grootelaar
Series: Mesmorterion Chronicles, Avergous. Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
These are the journal entries of the barbarian Avergous, exiled form his home planet he seeks to rebuild his empire. This short story is the percosor to the full length novel Mesmorterion Chronicles Part one.
Sonno. Perduto! - Lo strano caso del sonno ladro - by Giovanni Maria Plasmati
Price: Free! Words: 15,790. Language: Italian. Published: May 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Riccardo professionista affermato e pieno di sè mal sopporta la gente e spesso tratta malissimo il suo fedele e devoto collaboratore di studio, Santino, finchè un giorno accade qualcosa di molto strano. Non appena il dottor Riccardo si addormenta, si risveglia privo di qualcosa di valore sempre maggiore. Cosa sta succedendo?
Cerberus by J.P. Yager
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes time just gets away from us. Brandon Halverson knows this all too well as a man eternally late. Ironically, he's pulled through time to serve a malicious future Earth. One hell bent on using time travelers to aid them in destroying innocent life. Now Brandon has to figure out how to escape before his time literally runs out.
Waking Up Different by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the course of medical advances, there may come a time when we can safely freeze ourselves and wake in what will hopefully be a better, brighter future. The operative word there being "hopefully".
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 3) by J Niessen
Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Lace is an emergency responder to a world periled by tribulations, and understands the harsh situation he’ll be transported into when leaving his future era of New Millennium. An approaching monster, mechanical in design, is the cause of horrendous earthquakes in a major downtown metropolis. The violent tremors Lace runs from are a mere glimpse into this creation’s full destructive capabilities.
Zombie Resurrection: Episode 1 by Quincy Simpson
Series: Zombie Resurrection. Price: Free! Words: 15,700. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(1.00 from 1 review)
It started like any other Monday morning. But this was not just any weekday. Soon College Students Carl and Betty, Pastor Jeremiah, and Computer Programmer Mary would find out how different this day was as the long anticipated Zombie Apocalypse began. Will they be able to survive? This is episode 1.
Isis by Matt Sayer
Price: Free! Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
A hug-warm bed every night. A freshly-brewed coffee every dawn. That's the promise being touted by revolutionary tech giant iSYS and their new smart-home system. For Grayl, a self-confessed couch-potato, the chance to be a part of history in the making for the first time in his life was just too enticing to pass up. Promises, though, are cheap. Trust is not.
Insertion by Bernard Wilkerson
Price: Free! Words: 25,150. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the fourth installment of Bernard Wilkerson’s Hrwang saga, the survivors of the alien bombardment fight to come to grips with their new reality. Jayla’s sanctuary is violated and she’s forced to protect herself the only way she knows how. Eva's plan to fight back comes to fruition in a way she never expected and Stanley’s plans as Ambassador go awry as he uncovers a treachery he never imagined.