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To Di(n)e For: A (Speculative) Horror Story
By Rebecca M. Senese
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Meredith accompanies her husband to the Mystery Meal Restaurant, “where the dinner is murder” so Meredith reads from the marquee. To impress an important client, they dine with clone-grown constructs of killers. It’s the latest in fine dining entertainment and it may end up being the last dinner of their lives. “To Di(n)e For” is 6,000 words.
Take Me Home
By Duncan James
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
A farmer and his wife, on a shopping visit to their quiet Hampshire village, find a young boy wandering in the High Street. Nobody appears to be looking for the boy, who is obviously a stranger and lost. The couple offer to look after him until he can be traced, but they soon discover that he is stranger than they think.
Apex Magazine - Issue 33
By Apex Publications
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly zine of sf, fantasy, and horror short fiction. Issue 33 features work from David J. Schwartz, A.C. Wise, Maureen McHugh, Carrie Vaughn, and Alex Bledsoe.
Foreignright 4.5.1
By Eric Cline
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the future, "firemen" don't put out fires. Instead . . . hey, this sounds familiar! Eric Cline, a writer who has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and other places, delivers a loving flash fiction tribute to a classic work, updated for modern times.
Cirque des Étoiles
By PaulHarland Prijs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,820. Language: Dutch. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
De beste verhalen van de Paul Harland Prijs 2011 met het gelijknamige, winnende verhaal van Boukje Balder.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 4
By Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The slippery climb of Trixie Aioli up the corporate ladder continues. When we last left Trixie she and Cherry Bomb were developing a scheme to stop the wedding of Herman Pug to her greatest rival. She and Cherry time travel into the past only to be confronted with an even greater obstacle to her ambition. She may even be fired!
The Convert
By Susanne Knight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction short story. When one of his congregation wants to marry an alien who is more flora than fauna, what's a priest to do??
To a Pile of Ashes
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a desolate, frozen planet three researchers are forced to seek shelter from the snow before the bear that's destroyed their ski plane finds them. A science fiction story from the author of "Deadstick" and "Vaporize Marineris".
And Naked We Leave
By Troy D. Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A PbRJV short - Lew Roycko, a lunar real estate developer, is on a business trip to Earth. He's been chosen to discuss an expansion to new Martian colonies. He wishes his personal life was as easy to manage as his professional one. On a walk around Denver, Roycko meets an interesting old man who leads a far different lifestyle. Can one old man and his stories change a life forever?
The God of This World
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Gard Brodford sneaks through a siege to offer a sacrifice to a long-silent diety, the last thing he expects is a lesson in vanity. Too bad he is unlikely to survive the traps set before him, or the army at his heels. The God of This World is a Story of the Future Past.
Allen's Pact
By Kevin R. Bridges
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Allen and Marcus are traveling a quiet and empty Earth, burning away the remnants of human civilization. There is tension between them when it becomes clear that Allen is keeping a dark secret. Marcus is determined to learn the truth, but will he survive the revelation?
The Nature Of The Lady
By Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A solitary Captain & his AI ship roam the depths of space charting new places and meeting new life forms. In a deadly game where chance counts has his luck finally run out?
Endless Love
By Edward M. Grant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cara has two problems. Bob the rugby-playing accountant wants to marry her. Geoff the mad scientist doesn't. Fortunately Geoff’s new invention might solve both problems at once.
Labor Of Love
By S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Addiction is hard enough to kick by itself. What happens when technology becomes addiction's ally?
In Real Life
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When every aspect of every person's life is monitored in realtime, what happens when that monitoring fails? Will Daniel and Ruby be drawn into revolutionary chaos... or will they find another way?
Above The Clouds
By Richard Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Young love is hard, no matter who you are or what you are. This young adult short story by Richard Roberts tells the story of two star-crossed lovers in a steampunk setting. Even though they've never seen the ground, theirs is a story as old as Romeo and Juliet. Will it end just as tragically?
A Sidequel?
By Stephen Jennison-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A piece of flash fiction with Sid and Arthur from The Crying Pennant.
Not The Droids
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As Austin ages, society increasingly frowns on direct human interaction in favor of telepresence androids. When his unfashionably in-person wife dies and his family moves on, will he be alone forever?
Bonnie Mrs Stormily.
By Ray Jaxome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mrs Stormily is a great teacher. She is also a witch. So when a ghost appears out of nowhere, she should be able to handle it. But then her children are all possessed – and the demons deny being the responsible party. Who is causing this problem? How will Mrs Stormily fix it? Bonnie Mrs Stormily is a 3,200 word short story.
Fénix
By Alejandro Gamen
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: Spanish. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fénix es una extraña droga, un placebo, una nueva forma de vida, el paso a otra realidad de la cual no es fácil salir, no cuando implica ir en contra de todo sentido común, enfrentarse con lo más básico del ser humano, el deseo de vivir y perpetuarse. Enmarcado en la ciencia ficción, la historia se ubica en el mundo de lo cuasi-real, una utopía cercana con aterradoras implicancias.