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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.
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.
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!
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.
The Colony
Price: Free! Words: 23,300. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lieutenant Jack Strong leads his team of elite marines to a distress beacon in the far reaches of colonization. Expecting faulty equipment, they instead find themselves in the first stages of war against a species similar to mythical demons. The Colony is a fantastic short story of military warfare and science fiction, with an ending that will leave you questioning everything.
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.
The Scoundrel's Wife
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.
Richard
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard is hopeful when his spaceship crashes on an inhabited planet. But with his friend hurt in the crash, and medical supplies on this planet strangely expensive, hope begins to fade.
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.
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.
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.
Discipline
Price: Free! Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
There's no joy in coming of age for Lexi. As a illegitimate third-born daughter, she knew the day only held exile from her clan-hold. Outside the walls of her home, there is only the unforgiving desert under the stationary sun of her world. Exile is a thin euphemism for death.
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.
The Eye of The Universe
Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The world will end unless two lovers agree to be separated for eternity. This quick read of a little less than 7,000 words by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop deals with what happens when one of those lovers learns the terms... and refuses to abide by them.
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.
Disposable
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A rant about the transitory nature of modern technology. A 1,500 word short story.
Cross Council
Price: Free! Words: 43,950. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three authors, four fascinating tales and four bonus chapters! Featuring Brendan Carroll with A Dark Council and A Dark Matter -- two tales from within Brendan Carroll's Red Cross of Gold series. Featuring Maureen Miller -- A young adult story of alien abduction. Featuring Trish Lamoree -- A short story in the middle of her PSI Consulting series that happens right after Court of Miracles.
Black Hole Witch
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Endeavor is a colony ship from Earth, and she's in trouble. Caught in the massive gravity well of a black hole, the ship is just barely managing to keep itself from being pulled in. In fact, the ship would have been pulled in long ago if it wasn't for a Coven of witches on board led by Munji. When things take a turn for the worse for the ship and its passengers, Munji must save them all.