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Step Change Principle
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
…Think you’ve had hard interviews? Try time traveler in this multi-dimensional tale…
The Man Who Killed Ned Taylor
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Western
A man doesn’t leave much behind when he’s breathed his last. Just a name, some memories in folks’ minds, and, hopefully, something that truly matters. The man who killed Ned Taylor didn’t leave his name, or something that truly mattered, behind. Just some memories...
Tempest (Prologue)
Price: Free! Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After his B-17 Flying Fortress crashes during a World War 2 battle, Lincoln quickly discovers that he is no longer on Earth. Instead, he awakens to find himself on Tempest, with super soldiers (Huygen) closing in for the kill.
Aa
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018 by Solstice Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Josey finds an AA meeting. Josey was new in town, working two jobs and reeling from her divorce. She needed a lot of things, but most of all she needed a meeting. She finds one in the basement of her local library. But the meeting that she finds isn't the one that she's expecting.
Apparition Lit, Issue 4: Diversion (October 2018)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,380. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to Apparition Literary Magazine! As the fourth issue of our magazine, our theme was Diversion. We wanted stories that distracted you or took you off the beaten path. Apparition Lit is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features short stories and poetry. We publish original content with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth.
The Constant Tourist
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to another reality, where skyscrapers ascend the clouds and humanoid hybrids walk the streets with everyday people. In this mind bending exploration of of time, identity and self-worth, we will attempt to decipher what lies at the core of our humanity, all the while being lead along by a mysterious man in a black suit and red tie...
Edge.Zero De beste Nederlandse genreverhalen uit 2017
Price: Free! Words: 103,020. Language: Dutch. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
De derde editie van EdgeZero geeft je de mooiste verhalen die in 2017 zijn gepubliceerd of hebben meegedaan aan fantastische verhalenwed-strijden. Een vakkundige jury van schrijvers, uitgevers, redacteurs en recensenten heeft zich voor deze editie over meer dan 150 verhalen gebogen en een top 15 geselecteerd van gerenommeerde auteurs en aanstormend talent.
The Wallet
Series: Parallel Horizons, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This morning, I have lost my wallet, and with it the only chance I had to pursue my quest for time travel.
The Game Show
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Douglas Spate can't remember his appearance on new game show Amnesia until it airs six months later. He can't have been that bad though, could he?
Autonomes
Series: Horizons parallèles, #07/52. Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: French. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Quand une mise à jour change votre quotidien, il faut l'accepter... ou se rebeller.
Surgery on a Child
Price: $3.45 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a world where people's souls are tangible and disabilities can be turned in for a profit, a cynical surgeon embarks on what should be a routine operation. But the innocent child in pre-op reminds The Surgeon of his own fate at the hands of The Gentleman, a shadowy figure of medical folklore who stands at the centre of these controversial procedures.
The Switch
Price: Free! Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A story within a story. This melancholy tale explores ideas regarding family and love, while testing the boundaries for what can be considered fiction and non-fiction. An action-packed short story with a shocking twist ending. Readers will be left to fill in the blanks, wondering what was real, and what wasn't.
Aurealis #115
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: Australian English. Published: October 7, 2018 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #115 transports us to the truly alien yet strangely recognisable Australia of Clive McAlpin’s ‘The Spoils’, then to a planet evacuated by humans in ‘The Empty Quarter’ by Jai Baidell, and finally to a place where the only choice is between two sorts of devils in Pierce Skinner’s ‘Sacrifice’.
Doppelganger Smile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a leisurely sailing trip with her boyfriend, a sudden squall hurls Lisa into the raging sea. Sinking ever deeper she knows death is certain. Then she stares into the eyes of another woman with her in the waters. The woman looks just like her.
Viral
Series: Horizons parallèles, #06/52. Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: French. Published: October 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Sans yeux, nous te voyons. Sans nez, nous te sentons. Sans bouche nous te dévorons.
Eldritch Blasphemies and Technological Horrors Volume 1
Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Nov. 07!) Words: 43,470. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Take a journey through six innovative stories by Eric Malikyte, author of Into the Astral Lands! From sweeping, alien dreamworlds, governed by Eldritch gods who feast on the souls of the living, to ancestor simulations, cities ruled by sentient android dictators, cyberpunk mega corporations, and much more!
Dreamhaul and other stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,630. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2018 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Cal dives into dreams. A unique skill that brings rewards. And demands. And when a particularly demanding customer shows up, she catches Cal by surprise. From utterly warped reality, to straight ahead sci-fi, these stories cover it all. Everyday characters dealing with events that stretch their resources and their credulity. If only someone was there to help. Brace yourself for the weird.
In Another Universe
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Dr. Gefiltefish developed an alternate theory regarding the nature of reality. This theory allowed him to create his own small universe. But when he went to explore his new domain, he found something totally unexpected.
Factor Four Magazine Issue 3: October 2018
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Factor Four Magazine is a quarterly magazine featuring flash fiction stories from the Speculative Fiction realm. Factor Four Magazine will focus on four of these genres. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural, and Super Hero. Genre lines are very hard to define at times, so we keep things a bit fuzzy when it comes to the definition of each of those.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2018)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,050. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed.

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