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The Return of the Forgotten Ornament by Leslie Lee
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The sequel to The Forgotten Ornament continues the story of the little girl, the Forgotten Ornament, and their protectors as another Christmas descends upon them.
Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities by Isa-Lee Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
A quirky collection of seven short short stories of about 1000 words. Strange with dusting of sci-fi, these quick reads offer a brief escape into imaginary worlds with absurdity, excitement, and possibly a laugh. Or two. Three's a stretch. Warning: If a woman named “Aunty Ida” approaches you and offers a solution to your problem, doctors recommend running. Quickly.
Schlock! Webzine Vol 1 Iss 3 by Gavin Chappell
Price: Free! Words: 137,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The third edition of Schlock! an exciting new weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialised novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. We publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror.
The Afflicted by Kjorteo Kalante
You set the price! Words: 120,020. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Years after the outbreak of a deadly plague, after all quarantines failed and the outside world became a lost cause, uninfected survivors live under the protection of an oppressive dome. A tribe of eight infected outcasts must undertake a long and dangerous journey, and chronicle their lives along the way. Facing disease, exposure, and hunters, can they pass on their legacy before they pass on?
Let Sleeping Dogs Bark by Desmond Shepherd
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
LET SLEEPING DOGS BARK. Between the death of his family and the apparent poisoning of Patrick Hold, Wes Cooper trusts Cahilla Indians as far as a tumbleweed travels on a calm day. But when a gang of cowboys takes Wes hostage, his only chance of escape rests in the hands of the Cahilla Indian, Takoda. Will Takoda’s help rid Wes of his prejudice?
The Trouble With Jokes (Flash Fiction) by David Eveleigh
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A flash fiction vision of the future where there is no room for personal tastes and not laughing at the right joke can prove fatal.
Date From Hell: A Dwarves in Space Short by Sabrina Zbasnik
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story from my Fantasy in Space series.The elven assassin, Taliesin, is set up on a blind date with the female embodiment of every romcom heroine cliche one can think of. Will he escape with his pride and limbs intact?
Red Warp by Don DeBon
Price: Free! Words: 71,130. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Second Edition In a race against time the casualty could be your life. If you could travel through time with just your self and no machine needed, would you? Meet Red, a woman with a amazing gift, the gift of passing though time and space without the need of any bulky equipment. The places she has seen, the people she has helped will blow your mind.
Le père Léon... by Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 6,970. Language: French. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le père Noël aurait-il décidé de venir chercher des cadeaux plutôt que d'en distribuer ? C'est à cette question difficile que les deux inspecteurs du SPES vont devoir répondre en ce mois de décembre 2072.
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.
A Portrait of Tragedy (Chapter 5) by J Niessen
Series: A Portrait of Tragedy, Chapter 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
To solve the disappearance of his fellow teammates, Lace delves into the shadowy world he’s been appointed to visit (as a humble ambassador). In recent dealings his passive work ethics have slipped. His employer waits to address these uncharacteristic issues, as Lace returns to his own era to face the most powerful ruler of all.
Marshall: A Short Story by Jamie Fade
Price: Free! Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marshall, a former gang member and new father is struggling to make ends meet with the love of his life Sarah. After he's fired from his a job an opportunity to make some extra money surfaces when he meets an old friend, the only problem is that it involve's stealing money from a Government program. When things take a turn for the worst Marshall is faced with a life-changing decision.
The Last Reptilian War: Part 1 - The Four Galaxies At War by Joseph Gabrieli
Series: The Last Reptilian War. Price: Free! Words: 174,660. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Three young men from Earth, lifelong friends John, Brian and Billy, "kidnapped" into the Galactic military, may have the solution that cancels the superiority of the Dragonoid war machine. However, in this long-lived, technologically advanced and complacent society, they face the opposition of a military and social hierarchy that sees no reason to listen to young and inexperienced junior officers.
Tales from Omega Station: Belly of the Beast by K.G. McAbee
Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
If you were a clone grown for spare parts, kept in a cage for experimentation, how would you feel? Accept your fate and be happy you're helping the 'real' person whose DNA you share? No; I didn't think so...
Sky Hunter (Targon Tales 1) by Chris Reher
Price: Free! Words: 64,440. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Air Command pilot Nova Whiteside is assigned to a remote outpost to guard a new orbiter against sabotage. When she is trapped behind enemy lines in a bloody uprising she meets Djari, a civilian whose trust in the governing Union is shattered by what he has witnessed. When she uncovers the treacherous and illicit schemes taking place , it seems that local wars are the least of her troubles.
Jane 8086 Part Three by Richard X. Ellison
Series: Jane 8086. Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It's finally time for Jane to go outside! Remi soon realises that showing her the ropes is not as easy as he thought it would be when they find themselves in one hilarious scenario after another. Allison is back as well...and this time with an offer that can't be refused! And, a mysterious presence, yet to reveal themselves, seems to be tracking Jane.
Fiction Vortex - November 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 33,920. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This issue of Fiction Vortex is full of people who make bad decisions. Warning: don't mistake the characters in these stories for good role models. There's a guy who sabotages the future of his family's legacy out of spite, a woman who tells the world the apocalypse is coming, a man who signs his life away, and a married couple that thinks time travel can save them from their grief.
Tales from Omega Station: Abduction by J. Kirsch
Price: Free! Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What starts out as innocent adventure takes a brutal turn when corporate enemies of Kyrena's father decide to use her as collateral damage. Kyrena gets more than she bargained for, but she meets a guy who just might make the difference...and steal her heart.