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Harboring Kintah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They’ve nearly escaped Corps space, but an inspector’s gotten suspicious. If they find Kintah, they won’t care she’s just a child—they’ll kill her, anyway. How will Saul keep her safe? (A short story of about 1500 words, plus 2 bonus related stories, totaling 3900 words for all 3 stories.)
Black Box
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In 2085, Dr Josef Hanson, and the last survivors of humanity, watch the destruction of Earth from Chronicle; a billion-dollar moon base. Built to preserve world history, its library becomes a symbol of hope for survival. But that’s not all; inside lies a supercomputer known as the Black Box... Not everyone is convinced of hope. Conflicts lead to dire consequences. The world will shatter, again...
The Perspicacity of Soaring Eagle
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a devastating fireflood the Earth has been newly terraformed. Soaring Eagle, searching for the spirits of his ancestors, finds a frigid island in the far north inhabited by huge bears which are supposed to be docile but have turned savage. Then a woman arrives who is bent on avenging a past wrong. A quest for fulfillment becomes a struggle for survival.
Noah and the Fireflood
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the Earth's atmosphere ignites and burns and the surface of the Earth is destroyed, with the help of an enigmatic genius called the Time Tiger a young woman travels backward in time in a desperate attempt to save the Earth's fauna from extinction.
Tasting the Forbidden Fruit, or, If This is Hell Then Why is Everyone Smiling?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aliens finally arrive, landing at many locations, wandering about as if tourists, ignoring humans. In the aftermath of their departure cults spring up of devotees awaiting their return. Years later an apostate re-enters one such commune to which his wife has returned, to persuade her to come away with him again. What he encounters is a bizarre, deteriorating culture of unrequited longing.
Generation Gap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the aftermath of a conflict in which all adults are killed or driven away by their progeny, children and teens roam the streets of a ruined city. When they near the age of 21 they must play the ultimate game, snuff sport, to prevent themselves from becoming hated adults. When a lone grown-up re-enters the city, he is captured and put on trial for his life.
Life After Walden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a future gone over to virtual simulations, a man escapes to Walden Pond, site of Henry David Thoreau's classic "Walden". When a group of friends, thinking him unbalanced, come to bring him home, they are instead one by one pulled into the simple reality of the natural life. Then a relative takes a more violent approach to make them all see reason.
Angel's Touch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven year old Holly Quinn has been abducted from her home in the middle of the night. Knowing that statistically they only have a forty eight hour window to find her, the police call in clairsentient Angelique ‘Angel’ Freeman for assistance. She senses that there is more to the abduction than first meets the eye.
Once A Frog Always A Frog
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In a fairy tale, a kiss from a beautiful girl will turn a frog into a handsome prince. To find out if this holds true in rural America, follow Elvie Fedderman as she discovers why the farming community of Austin, Iowa is overrun with frogs.
Malfunction
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
A time paradox story. Following a devastating explosion in a pioneering new energy system, its creator is taken several hours back in time by a mysterious tramp, to prevent the critical malfunction. Then things take a sinister turn...
The Giving Plague
Price: Free! Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, as he encounters a virus transmitted by blood donations that could alter humanity for good, forcing him to wrestle with his own inner demons.
Deadend
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
A chance encounter disrupts a normal evening with the arrival of travelers from the unknown occupying a home in Texas. This short story is not unreasonable to imagine.
Business or Pleasure - A Gunner Long Case
Series: The Gunner Long Casefiles, Book 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Short Story Reccomended Ages: 17+ It seemed like just another simple tail job. Follow erring husband, get evidence of him erring in the act, report back, and collect not enough money. Easy enough work that would keep Gunnies landlord at bay. But somehow Gunny finds himself hanging off a skybridge with a screaming woman clutching to him and a thousand foot drop below. Could the day possibly get w
Startling Trouble
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Unlike Bastian, we rarely find out why. English version of "Unglückliche Umstände".
RE:Inspiration; Titan
Series: Titan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
RE:Inspiration; Titan is a four part sci-fi/fantasy short story series chronicling the events aboard a spaceship that rescues a distressed shuttle.
Sanctuary
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in a near future, “Sanctuary” depicts a conversation between a Catholic deacon and a man who is plunged into an existential crisis when circumstances call his humanity into question.
Dog Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
For Jake, a young asteroid miner, a dog is truly man's best friend. He might have his doubts when Sam, a smartmutt border collie, questions Jake's piloting sense; but after the crash on an unnamed rock in space, Jake's life might truly depend on his canine sidekick. How many dogs can quote astrophysics while digging to beat the bone? 6000 words, plus a preview sample of The Chaos Chronicles.
Linda's Birthday Present
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is the second story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore. In this story, Linda attends Driver's Ed class at school and then has Lara over at her house on her birthday. "Becoming a Hero" is a quiet, low-key series that explores the making of a hero. There are no big battles, no angst, and no teen melodrama. 2,021 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.
Unglückliche Umstände
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: German. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nur selten geht es uns wie Sebastian, der herausfindet wieso alles schief läuft. Deutsche Version von Startling Trouble.
The Hiderian Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Legend has it that there would one day be a love so pure and grand that it would transcend all feeling and emotion. Be warned... this tale is not of that nature. It is a lesson to all that sometimes even the greatest of feelings can only be immortalized through separation.