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Journeys of the Dreamer
Price: Free! Words: 27,020. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are some places that were never meant to be seen, except in the mind's eye.
Sister
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Ferran. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They'd never thought that much about it. That was their family, their band of brothers, their society. Not until they discovered that they had something in common with the stock, the providers. The wrong, weak but necessary other part of their genetics. Now they had to do something before first blood and harvest time.
Bento Box #1
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Artifice Comics. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the Introduction: We’ve got flesh devouring things, Shanghai in ruin, an exploding man, and a riot. Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am! How’s that for a taste of great? And we’re just getting started.
Master of the House
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
A horror story about how one child became the master of the house. Right from the beginning he was special; but aren’t all children special in the eyes of their proud parents? In this case, though, he was even more special than they could have imagined. Therein lay the nightmare that followed.
Sasqwhat?
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's bad enough that people treated Ben like a freak - now he’s seen something bigger and hairier than he is hiding in the Arkansas woods, and he needs to find it to prove that he’s no crazier than anyone else. Sometimes you don’t know what you’re made of until it’s staring you in the face… This speculative novelette is also available in the collection "More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
A Wasting Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Robot technician Angus Mundy has been living a lie for longer than he can remember. Struggling with a crippling drug addiction, he reaches a tipping point and begins to disintegrate. The only way out is a deal that means certain death.
Exo
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
Exo Corps are the garbage pickers of the fleet. We’re also the advanced scouts. The high speed pursuit and the high-risk terrain. You don’t get assigned to Exo unless there’s nowhere else to go. You’re always on some whacked mission where you’re about to be shot in the back of the sensor array. To the places the enemy’s sensor jamming, because they can’t just blanket nuke every planet we come to.
Trapped
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When Jordan is awakened in the middle of the night by a horde of the undead, he is forced into a fight for his life and his upperclass suburban existence. What he finds leads him to question the safe path he has followed in life and ultimately make the choice to stay the course or start fresh.
H.E.R.O. Shorts - Silverlash
Series: H.E.R.O., Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A day in the life of a superheroine. We follow Silverlash as she encounters petty criminals attempting to rob an ATM and others at a weapons shop. She meets with Metrocity's demonic knight hero, Razorwing at the scene of Metrocity's recent major averted disaster, and gets together with several other heroes (Impact, Psycom) as well as some of the non-hero supers over lunch.
H.E.R.O. Shorts - Gatecrasher
Series: H.E.R.O., Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
After losing an arm in a fight he barely survives, Gatecrasher takes a vacation from being a superhero in Metrocity. He heads to the Rocky Mountains to train the first known dogs with superpowers. He is called to aid a superhero who disappeared while attempting to find a missing television production crew in the forest. There, he meets a bounty hunter and a cannibalistic mutant on the prowl...
The Fate of Humanity
Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Time itself is a constant, drifting forward at a steady pace. Man fights to survive during its brief existence in Time, trying to keep up with Time's incessant progression. Though when Man attempts to outrun Time, might it in essence be condemning itself to an unending cycle of war, death, greed, and suffering? This is the question faced by the one who takes the first stride in outrunning time.
The Perfect Family
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Aurelia's relationships have always ended badly, so far. When a friend of hers gives her an unusual advice, she decides to follow it and finds the man of her dreams: a perfect husband and a wonderful father. But perfection does not belong to human males...
Serene
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are many options to end the World, but it’s always someone; someplace far away who will. Someone who we can't control; it will be these distant people who will set the stage for Armageddon: but suppose it wasn’t, but instead that each one of us was given a choice in our own destruction; if each one of us inadvertently, and individually set the stage for total World annihilation.
Carousel
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The carousel spun, so alien and familiar, I laughed and touched her face and kissed her lips, and gazed at the wonder in her brilliant, beautiful eyes. Doctors had discovered the first one in a tissue sample in a New York hospital; a carousel careening amongst cancer cells. Pedologists in a research station at the New South Wales town of Armidale found the second. Then they were everywhere.
Allêndaë Nîtïlaë
Series: Cuentos Oscuros Legendarios, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: Spanish. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Vir (Viriath) es un niño curioso que vive en una granja con su familia. Cierto día decide acompañar, por primera vez, a su padre al mercado de Ciudad Arco. Este simple acontecimiento marcará su destino y el futuro del resto de la galaxia.
Travel Opportunities
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a man who wakes with amnesia in a strange bed, lying next to a beautiful woman. As he tries to piece together missing memories, he can only ask: who is she, and what is he doing with her? As his memories slowly return, he starts to suspect that he has done everything he is doing before...
Plasma Frequency Issue 4
Price: Free! Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue 4: February/March 2013 In this Issue: Fiction By: S.R. Algernon Ronald D. Ferguson Julie Frost Sean Patrick Hazlett Michael Haynes Beth Powers Mark Wolf Mathew Wuertz Art: Cover art by Tais Teng And Interior Art by: Eleanor Bennett Richard H. Fay Book Review: Snake Oil: And Other Tales of the Weird West by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks Danger Close By Robert D. Marion
Tesla's Secret
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A humorous short story about what might happen if Nikola Tesla had accidentally left a secret invention in a basement in small-town Arkansass. What if, two crazy characters found it, used it and through the machine were able to meet Nikola Tesla, Edgar Allen Poe and Elvis Presley?
Apex: The Infection (Apex Chronicles)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
That night I changed. Like serpentine tendrils of unholy light, the meteor shower carried a sinister secret and I was infected, my humanity peeled away from my body as I was reshaped into a beast that had to devour others to survive. I had become an apex—an extraterrestrial predator. Cursed with a hunger that would never fade and struggling to maintain my humanity...
My Own Flesh and Blood
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Rhea Lockman hates technology. Gadgets and gizmos have not only complicated her life, they've killed her husband and son. Now she has a chance to help a rebel group in their fight against The Establishment, striking directly against the technology taking over her world. Something she is proud to take part in – until she discovers a fact about that technology that shreds her reality.