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Alien Optimism, a Little Bigotry and Wonder
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
When a visitor from another world visits a normal young couple out for a walk, what questions will they be asked, and what will they make of him/her/it? PLUS: Discover why test-tubes take the fun out of... well... you know!!! Erm... take the fun out of a certain form of enjoyment!
For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
Funscreen
Price: Free! Words: 6,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Like millions of others, Roger Birch's family depend on ad-viewing income for their survival. Unlike millions of others, the events of one evening leave Roger aware of the government's real reason for investing in Funscreen. With HD cameras hidden behind a 60-inch glass veil, the answer was staring him in the face all along. Every family has a Funscreen. The question is... who's watching who?
Gypsy Spell
Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Gypsies set up camp on the Cloud’s estate, protecting themselves with strong magic. Eviction by brute force proves useless, so Alf and Bert, the two burly security guards, compose a few tricks of their own.
The G Particle
Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A day in the life of G isn't exactly what it seems. Although the mundane seems inevitable, there is something that G does not know.
Blackboard Galaxy
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Blackboard Galaxy is a humorous science fiction story about a teacher who has dreamed of teaching in space. Now that she is living her dream, she must find ways to discipline students besides eating them, as that is the standard protocol among alien teachers. This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. The author based this story on her experiences teaching.
The Day of the Nuptial Flight
Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans.
The Bones of the Sea
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.73 from 11 reviews)
Myasi has been contracted to destroy an obstruction in the shallow seas of Ulto Marinos. But her attempt to do so reveals something more beneath the surface... A scifi short story set in the Travellers Universe
The Call of the Sea
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Why do tears taste of the sea? John Heap’s debut short story begins as Peter meets Maria on a deserted shore of a British seaside town. Peter is fascinated with Maria, but Maria is fascinated with the sea, a dark elemental obsession that echoes back to her family and to the origins of life itself. Can Peter save Maria from herself and the planetary forces that seem bent on her destruction?
Dust
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Billionaire adventurer Stan Owens has everything, success, fame, all the luxury money can buy... until a plane crash leaves him stranded in the desert. Alone in a hostile environment, he makes a horrifying discovery in the desert wastes. This is a frightening new short story by Robert Williams, the acclaimed author of "Peculiar, MO."
The Necromouser
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
An angry cat discovers the techno-mystical ability to raise mice from the dead.
READ in 19 Minutes
Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
The story of a Mind traveler, who has to finish the job of finding a secret code from an unknown person to safeguard his girl friend in 19 Minutes! How he travels on people's mind and reads their mind and finds the unknown to safeguard his girlfriend, is the story with its unexpected Twists!
Aarn Becomes A Man
Series: Power Colors Short Tales. Price: Free! Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Aarn was the eldest son of a well-known landlord in the largest agricultural section of Amelus. Today they were going to evict a family who had not been able to keep up with the lease payments, and Aarn’s father insisted that Aarn would do the eviction. Only he knew these people, they had been hard workers for many years and had only recently fallen on hard times that would not last.
Serves You Right To Suffer
Series: Psycho Killer and Other Tales Told In Red. Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It's not sound advice to hang onto a grudge. The results can weigh heavily on you. Inspired by a song from the J Geils Band.
Memorandum Alien Sexual
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Human relationships are difficult to understand. There is lust, there is love and something in between, and humans will play. It can be dangerous to both body and soul. So what happens when you add aliens to the mix?
Fountane Of
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Short and edgy, the classic SF "What if..?" An everyman "Joe the Plumber" risks everything in an attempt to prove the establishment wrong and achieve his dreams his own way... In the tradition of Frederic Brown. "Fountane Of" was first published in HelixSF, edited by William Sanders.
PeeDee3, Intergalactic, Insectiod Assassin in: Gut Feeling (Season 1, Episode 1)
Series: PeeDee3 is Dead, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
PeeDee3 is one bad bug with a zeal to kill...for a price. But now he's trailing his very last mark and this hit’s on the house because revenge is footing the bill. With his trusty bowling ball cannon at his exoskeletonized side and his complex eyes opened wide all he needs is a target. But time is running out because the death he’s avenging is his own. File under Sci-Fi Noir Comedy Series
The Last Real New Yorker in the World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It's the future. New York City is an amusement park. And the guy who calls himself the Last Real New Yorker in the World is about to get an offer he can't refuse. Short story from the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
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.
An Alien Abduction for Christmas: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Clive’s wife has sent him on a mission to get the hottest Christmas gift of the year, but he has been abducted by inept aliens on his way to the mall. Can Clive complete his mission, or will he be bogged down by bothering to try to teach the aliens about the true meaning of Christmas?