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The Provenance of Monsters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Anton risks more than his carnival when he makes a place for Bora and his magical creatures. Anton worries that Bora's monster swells too quickly within its cage, and he frets that the monster might soon escape to feed upon the world. But Anton risks that danger because he needs a unicorn's magical horn to heal his girl, and he cannot have one magical creature without the other.
Dropping the Mask
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,000. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Short story collection, coupled with narrative and lyrical verses of grief, anger, betrayal, and a scrabble to pull one's self out of the mire of depression, spanning from late 2011 to early 2017.
The Incident at Tony's Burgeria: A Shady Hollow Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It seems like another slow, depressing day at Tony's Burgeria. But as awful as a normal workday is at the greasy fast-food joint, this one is about to become far worse—and more dangerous.
The Lights of Ceres
Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A trio of explorers land on the asteroid, Ceres, in hopes of explaining the mysterious lights detected on its surface, only to discover more questions than answers.
Tea and Knives
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Cadfael desperately needed to look grown up. Desperately. The day had gone from bad to worse as disasters piled on and now he was the only one who could entertain the Affrica sisters until grown-ups were available. But looking grown meant grown-up attention and Cadfael wasn't all sure he was ready to deal with that. At least not without a knife in his hands.
The Genesis of Madame Yosefie
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
All she wanted was to share her fashion sense, but what Jojo got was involvement in political scandal and assassination attempts.
Pest
Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Alf and Bert, the mansion's security guards, have never been beaten. A cunning pair of con artists have never failed. The security guards have a few tricks up their sleeves, but the con artists fight dirty.
Till Life Do Us Part
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Till Life Do Us Part is a short story inspired by the idea of an ancient culture arranging for people to be married after death. It is set in the realm of Death, a dark vacuum in deep space, and explores the consequences of such a tradition.
2084
Price: Free! Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
“Lenses”, computerized contacts produced by a corporation called Newsight, are worn by everyone. A teenage boy named Vincent Smith, however, has a feeling that something is wrong. Through his father in the Senate, and through a friend’s father in development at Newsight, Vincent learns of the corporation’s true motives. Vincent’s feeling, though correct, may have come too late.
The Osidium Fully Charged
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,300. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Running to get out! In the second book in the series Tom has gone to Russia to find out who re-programmed him. Tom has the latest scientific development - a microchip that compensates for his damaged brain cells. Relations between Russia and the US have heightened, and Tom has been used as a political football with both powers keen to gain control of him. But things go horribly wrong!
Flash! Vol. 2
You set the price! Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
The end of the world in five minutes or less! Three dozen tales of bad people and bad decisions across the galaxy or maybe just on their lunch break. Brady Koch (Guns, Gods & Robots) boils the short story format to it's essence and offers science fiction, horror, and criminal misdeeds in these bite sized tales.
The Red Caves
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,710. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Skelos Dorm comes from a superhuman race known as Citizens. His home planet is Odisiris, located within the Andromeda Galaxy. Once renowned for his work in neurorobotics, Skelos has since fallen from grace. Far away from the city of Pareus, deep in the Red Caves where the Outsiders live, he is busy conducting a controversial experiment: a fusion of magic and science.
A Matter of Perspective
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Jon had never felt so alone, so isolated, but he had made his choice. He had accepted the mission. They promised honors. World's greatest explorer. Savior of Illume. Kids named for him. Monuments, Generations of adulation. His exploits become myth. He wouldn't age, but all in his life would be dust when he returned. A poor bargain. What would he find? Was his the only perspective on the universe?
I am a Servant
Series: Tom the Berserker ยท Edenia. Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This story is Trian's story of meeting Tom Mindbender, dedicated servant of the High Council told in first person view of Trian's. This story is told in first person point of view of Trian's told in I point of view instead of third person that is already published online Smashwords.
Extremophiles
Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An advanced species emerges from the depths of a gas giant to take its first steps towards space exploration. On a small, rocky moon covered in ices and dotted with lakes of methane, the discovery that life is not unique in their solar system is overshadowed by its implications.
Ride the High Air
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Moira wanted to ride the high air, though few got past the royal tier. Her mother wanted her future husband to give her permission to fly, and she decided to never marry if she had to grovel. She wanted more, and would fly to get it. An updraft filled her wings and joy filled her being. She set her sights up the cliff past the king's tier to the high air! But the king's guards hollered, "Archers."
Time of Extinction
Series: Origin and Extinction. Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sequel to 'Point of Origin'. Queen Lukta has declared holy war against a race that has defiled the most sacred region of her empire. Her massive battle-fleet races through hyperspace, determined to eradicate the strange, ape-like species responsible, and put an end to their filthy habit of distributing porn around the galaxy. However, as they prepare for war, a shocking discovery is made...
Banquet at Magic Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: Australian English. Published: February 17, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I hate camp. Every year yada yada yada. The only bright point is Luka, the Wild Man of Camp Mellinjo, an orphan and a stray grown up. When he bolts out of camp with the ook on his tail, I take off to see if I can save him, yet again—and that’s when I discover Camp Mellinjo isn’t what it seems, and neither is Luka. But seriously, guys, would my parents really sell me out?
Minor Characters
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three minor characters in a mystery story come to life. Story is set in a house located in the woods beside Lake Michigan.
Earth Inherited (a Short Tale of Planetary Plague & Astronomical Affliction)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
NOTHING SETS THE TONE FOR THE DAY LIKE LEARNING YOUR HOME PLANET HAS JUST CHANGED OWNERSHIP. Today is a day like any other on Earth. People wake and work. Minds plug into electronic devices. Then, the figurative bomb hits. Screens are ablaze, and radio is abuzz with a news flash like no other: Earth has been inherited. The planet has a new owner.