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Out Of The Cold
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As the Ice Age comes to an end, Bear Paw and The People follow the glaciers as they retreat to the north. The ice and snow are all that they know, but they may learn something new when a strange spirit falls from its place among the stars...
Kira
Series: Kira. Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
24 hours in the life of Kira, a Wastelander trying to survive the harsh realities of a post-apocalyptic land ruled by the brutal, oppressive Government.
Another Bookstore
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, an old man discovers a book in which he appears to be the central character.
Plasma Frequency Magazine Issue 2
Price: Free! Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is Issue 2 of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of speculative fiction. It includes stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes fabulous art and a book review. Plasma Frequency ISSN 2168-1309 (Print) and ISSN 2168-1317 (Electronic), Issue 2 October/November 2012. Published bimonthly by Plasma Spyglass Press, Vacaville, California Copyright 2012 Plasma Spyglass Press
A Full Deck of Zombies: 61 Speculative Fiction Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,600. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Zombies dance and sing. Martians plot the destruction of earth while jelly donuts turn he tables on humans. Witches and aliens try to find their own place in the world. Michael A. Kechula is a master of 'flash' fiction--super-short stories and this collection delivers some of his best, prize-winning writing.
Time's Holiday: A Time Travel Christmas Story
Series: Saturn Society, Prequel story. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: American English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Mythical Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Christmas can be murder... Seventeen-year-old Taylor Gressman sneaks away on Christmas Eve, hoping to find the angel who recently saved her life. Instead, an unexpected trip back in time plunges her into the midst of a murderous street gang. Now Taylor must ensure that she and a newfound friend don’t become the gang’s next victims, and in the process, learn that giving is the best gift of all.
A Growing Problem
Price: Free! Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An anomaly appears in space, seemingly from nowhere. Derek Winston—whose wife just told him the worst news of his life—and his workmate are sent to investigate. What they find is unlike anything they or anyone has ever seen. But for Derek, their discovery helps him to deal with the terrible truth he learned.
The Last Tower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 by Frowzy Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gone are the Wild Things that once roamed the earth and sky. Gone are the caravans that brought news and travelers. All that remains of what used to be are the hardy few who managed to gather in the shadow of the Last Tower. Can those who linger restore what was lost? Or will they, too, quietly fade beneath the midnight sun?
Fallen From the Train
Price: Free! Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by AMMFA Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...
Dead Birds
Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, a homeless man takes it upon himself to find out why so many pigeons are turning up without their heads.
Dr. Pak's Preschool
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
What if education could be extended into the womb? Will we get brilliant, well-balanced babies? Monsters? Or a frightening/hopeful combination of both? Chilling and plausible and under option to be made a feature film, "Dr. Pak's Preschool" explores the bright and very dark possibilities when science meddles in the most intimate human act - bearing and delivering a child.
Right Now
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Imagine what could come out with a glimpse of the future. Imagine a life with no past. Would that truly be great?
Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2012
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,150. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of tales from the world of mad science, combined in a handy portable edition. This issue includes exclusive fiction by Emily C. Skaftun and flash fiction in the form of classified ads.
Texting Death
Price: $1.16 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A high school senior sends a text to a number claiming to provide messages about impending danger. He unwittingly involves his friends who all receive cryptic messages that at first appear to be just random advice. They soon realize that there is more to these messages than they ever imagined. Can you really trust a text message from Death?
This is a True Story!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is a short story from a man who claims this to be the truth! He talks about a ceiling fan being the means of opening up a porthole to another dimension. It consists mostly of a letter that his son wrote just before entering the rift. Is it real? Who knows.
Daybreak
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the eternal battle between light and dark, the time may come when there will be no more daybreak.
Mixed Signals
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nothing is going Jimmy’s way. Jill had moved to Portland and filed for divorce. Sure, Jimmy should have never gotten that illegal jack, but how was he to know that the Yons would use it to make him kill Eddie? The prosecutor made a deal with the woman responsible, and the whole city thinks he's dirty. Things couldn’t get any worse. Or could they? “Mixed Signals” is the sequel to “In a Flash”.
Pianeti Sotto Vetro
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: Italian. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Una racconto intenso, ricco... forse un po' scioccante per qualcuno ma in fondo, come si usava dire nella Galassia Madre, "Pianeta che vai realtà che trovi".
Tales from the Underground 1: The City
Series: Tales From The Underground, Serial 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rachael made a small mistake when she chose to have a little fun. Now she’s trapped in the city, a place she’s been warned about her whole life, and running from a gang of thugs who would kill her for being ‘different’. The first in a series of short narratives about a future where society has split into separate groups.
The Final Equation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Cosmologist Miranda is onto something big. She is scared enough to want Walter back.