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Measuring Up
By Michael Kingswood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Larian Elesir, a young recruit in the Citizens' Army, arrives at his first post. Eager to join the war effort, he is nonetheless nervous in his new environment and worried about setting a foot wrong. During his first day in camp, his new companions put him through his paces as they both learn who he is and teach him the basics he'll need to survive in his job in the army. (4500 words)
The Secret
By Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hanson Allen commands an interstellar vessel, a position of great responsibility and authority. In deep space discipline is the greatest foe to master. A secret surfaces that makes him think he's lost control of his ship and his crew. He must get to the bottom of this mystery before he loses his command, and possibly his ship. A story where loyalty is put to the ultimate test.
Mission II
By Layla Tichtchenko
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How does one lone woman stop someone... or something from sabotaging one of the most important missions in human history?
Bottoms Up
By E L Russell
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.25 star(4.20 from 5 reviews)
I hope you will enjoy reading this story. It's about a detective, Dick Reeder, whose career was in a downward spiral. To boost his confidence, his Chief gives Dick what he believes to be an easy case to solve. Uniforms nabbed a stoned teenager dumping large water cooler bottles into the City Reservoir. Analysis of the substance shows it to be plain tap water.
Spacer Tales: The Haunted Hatchway
By S J MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft. In this story, spacer Biz Cooper tells of a ghostly presence on board the freighter Colestar 24. A 4,500 word story.
Wetter
By Brian Fatah Steele
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Something came with the rain. (a FREE short horror story)
The Case of the Snora Diamond Thief
By John Northern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A humerous Science fiction short story. This time Wally Pazooza is once again headed for Earth to solve a crime. But this time, when he gets there, he finds much more than he expected.
Demon Soup
By James Bryron Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The alien world surrounds you, there is no escape. Demons are the norm and you are the outsider. With every encounter you risk your life.
Lonely Child
By James Bailey
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
John is a young boy of ten years, inquisitive, playful, mischievous much like any other ten year old. John was born and brought up in zero gravity however, never able to walk on Earth. An opportunity has come up for John to talk to some other children on the surface and John must wrestle with his own envy of their life while realising they envy his life in outer space even more so.
Apex Magazine - Issue 27
By Apex Publications
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,610. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field.
To Find a Thief
By E L Russell
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Flash Fiction, 500 words. This story is about a purse snatcher who picked on the wrong lady too often.
Soul Equinox
By James Bryron Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Your world has a commodity that is rarely found in the universe. The harvesters are here and they don't have your interests in mind. There is opposition and if you can get off the planet you might be safe until you realize that there is no way out.
Thirty Years Gone
By Louis Shalako
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,000. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What would your town look like if the lights went out and never came back on again? Trevor Ratigan has lived long enough to find out. Seventy year-old Trevor is the closest thing to a general on hand when an invasion fleet arrives to seize the strategic Bluewater Bridge. In a world where cattle and corn equates with money and power, the rivalry between Detroit and Chicago is heating up.
Retribution on a Jetpack
By Eric Nixon
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A woman with nothing to lose embarks on a potential suicide mission, across the dangerous inner asteroid belt, with only one goal in mind: to destroy the man who took her family. Set in the distant future, this a companion story to the forthcoming science fiction novel, 2492.
Incident on the Hennepin
By Eric Nixon
Price: Free! Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the year 2492, the luxury cruise ship Hennepin makes a mysterious emergency stop to the distant Treadway Station. As the ship arrives, Card, a maintenance worker, goes outside to make repairs, and returns an hour later only to find all 25,000 residents have gone missing. As he tries desperately to escape the nightmare unfolding around him, he discovers he may share the same fate as the others.
Apollyon Ex Machina
By Stephen Goldin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Apollyon, the Angel of Death, has a rough job, but somebody's got to do it.
The Mountain and The City, Part II
By Brian Martinez
Series: The Mountain and The City, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The post-apocalyptic action continues. When Part I ended, the fate of the unnamed survivor and an unlikely companion was left up in the air. Now, learn what happens in Part II. Will they escape? And if so, where will they seek safety?
The Little Particulars of the Circumstance
By Susan Kaye
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,380. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Frederick Wentworth goes to Uppercross Cottage looking for Louisa and Henrietta. Unexpectedly, he finds himself alone with Anne Elliot and the apothecary, Mr Robinson, who puts a quarantine into affect. This short story combines a little bit of "Outbreak!" with a lot of "It Happened One Night." Happy ending included at no charge.
The Heist – A Ten Minute Play
By Giri Vijayakumar
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Short
The Heist – A Ten Minute Play by Giri Vijayakumar. Four goons, a bank heist, a clone that has escaped a research facility and the security forces hunting it down. The play is an adaptation from The Heist and Transference, two short stories by Giri Vijayakumar. The Heist is a ten minute play available for royalty-free performances on stages worldwide.
Kindred Soldiers
By John A. Ferguson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Kindred Soldiers A short story by John A. Ferguson Set in a very distant future where Earth is locked in a war with an Alien race called the Seridians. Garret Kayne is a young soldier returning from frontline action. On his route home he discovers a lifeless Seridian transport ship drifting in Human controlled space. Garret must investigate to discover the truth behind this ship.