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Short Story Strands: Halloween 2012 Edition
Price: Free! Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Come celebrate Halloween in ways both spooky and fun in this collection of sixteen short stories spun by talented new voices in science fiction and fantasy.
Last Sunrise & Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 81,690. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Every day is the same for her. Every day is different. Every day she steps onto the same beach at the same place… but untold periods of time pass between each day she experiences. One day she finds a tropical paradise, the next a frozen wasteland, and then a lava filled hell. She never questions her life, it is what it is, but then comes the day when she discovers she is no longer alone…
The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek
Series: The Muddy Creek Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
Tribe
Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
As an uberhuman replicator, Carlos is able to peel another copy of himself whenever he needs company or back-up. However, someone wants to test the extent of these abilities by systematically assassinating his 'tribe' while on holiday in Puerto Rico.
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
Switch Child 2
Price: Free! Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Karl Hoffman has an adopted son like no other. Colin's mind is six years old, while his body is six feet underground. The child now exists in the electrical conduits of computers, cables and power lines. How do you raise a child who can only communicate via digital media? What kind of great service can such an intelligence render humanity? What kind of damage is he capable of?
Residential Aliens - Issue 4.11
Price: Free! Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This issue of Residential Aliens Magazine brings together 5 stories of speculative fiction. From 'sword and planet' fantasy and science fiction to magical realism and zombie exterminators, we have a great issue in store for you.
Rest Stop
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 4 reviews)
A short story. Patrick's car breaks down on a deserted byway and he walks to a nearby gas station where he crosses paths with a very attractive twink who offers to help him, but things aren't always what they seem. PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT erotica.
Jones and the Mammoths
Series: Jones, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jones is marooned when his ship crashes. Where is he? How will he survive? Katie is an archaeologist investigating a spectacular find in an English forest. How are these two characters from very different worlds linked? How will the majestic mammoths bring them together? NEW VERSION - 2013 Edit... A short science fiction story. Look out for more stories featuring Jones.
The Day The Earth Died
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The end of the world is at hand and humanity races for survival in the face of an extinction level event that will wipe out all life on Earth.
Sons of Nowhere: Strange and Unusual
Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Reese Mason’s first week of high school at Acis Island has been a rough one. The last thing he expected was to make friends with Tessa Vasquez, the odd girl in his English Lit class. Sadly, he is convinced that her interest lies more with his rare deformity than with him. A prequel to the "Sons of Nowhere" novel series.
The Imaginist
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man with a supernatural power to make his thoughts into reality teams up with a talking mouse to solve a murderous mystery in Victorian England. Can a mere painting be the cause of so many deaths? “The Imaginist” by T.K. Wade will have you guessing until the very end.
Wyrd Worlds II
Price: Free! Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by WyrdStar. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
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!
Gerecyclede Verhalen
Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: Dutch. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
*** Inclusief het verhaal: De Hondjes Van Etretat *** Een gratis promotieboekje om kennis te maken met mijn wijze van vertellen (en met het 4short label). Het bevat vijf verhalen die al eens eerder gepubliceerd zijn, vier SF verhalen en een bizar verhaal. Voor deze uitgave zijn de verhalen nog eens onder handen genomen.
The Chamber
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Six strangers awaken in an empty room with metal walls, no door, and what appears to be a two way mirror. Then one by one, they start to die. From Brett J. Talley, author of the Bram Stoker Award nominee, That Which Should Not Be.
White Pine
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
His world and plans are disintegrating. Will the north woods be enough to heal this man’s pain? A short-short story of the future, past, and present.
The Mountain and The City, Part I
Series: The Mountain and The City, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Witness a first-person view of a changed world. A solitary survivor hides in a mountain above the city, living in a trailer with the door and windows duct-taped shut. Outside, a virulent disease has killed off most humans. Those who lived have become something else. Survival in this new world comes down to two, simple rules: stay quiet and protect the air. But one day, everything is threatened.
The Prophet.com
Series: Wanderer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a story about the early years of the post apocalyptic hero Wanderer and tells of his search for his missing wife. He has not yet found his battlesuit and his foes in this tale are his fellow humans, the ones, like him, who have survived the end of days.
Explain That to a Martian
Series: Explain That To A Martian, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
This for Nadia. It was three in the morning, and I had a Martian in my house. Just how drunk was I? But here he was, looking like something molded out of play doh. What else could I do but have another drink and make us fish finger sandwiches.
Possibilities
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
State of Black SF authors have created a flash fiction anthology. Join artist Winston Blakely and authors L.M. Davis, Milton Davis, Margaret Fieland, Edward Austin Hall, Valjeanne Jeffers, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, Rasheedah Phillips, Wendy Raven McNair, and Nicole Sconiers as they endeavor to explore the possibilities of Black speculative fiction.