Fiction

Short stories of speculative fiction.

Walking on the Street by Darek Zabrocki

Walking on the Street by Darek Zabrocki

Her prey was close.  She’d been tracking her tag for almost twenty four sleepless hours and had finally brought him to ground, literally, in Street City.  This lowest part of Freehaven was a melange of old and new tech.  Spewing …

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Red Moon by Yongsub Noh

Red Moon by Yongsub Noh

  Master Siim stood on the monastery’s topmost balcony.  The snow white beard hid his arms that were folded patiently across his chest in reflection.  He cast the gaze of his ancient, foggy eyes on the initiate next to him. …

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Shiva by Thom Tenery

Shiva by Thom Tenery

The stream of indoctrination slaves never ends.  They arrive on Shiva from all corners of the galaxy, most of them human . . . for humans were the only galactic race to continue to embrace the antiquated tradition of religion. …

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Hounds by Jiwon Pang

Hounds by Jiwon Pang

Prisoners of war can be a tricky thing.  Sometimes you’ve got your docile, broken, ready to piss their pants types . . . if they wear pants.  Other times you’ve got your defiant, screw you, you can’t touch me, antiquated …

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Mars Station by Konstantin Mashkarin

Mars Station by Konstantin Mashkarin

Saito hesitated . . . then stopped.  He stood and stared at the barely visible entrance to the station.  Would they believe what he was about to tell them?  Would they accept as evidence the thing he was carrying in …

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Apex Magazine #54 Released

Apex Magazine #54

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. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.   Fiction “Recordings of a More …

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Short Story: Ninfalden

The haunted eyes come in nightmares, mocking and shaming me while I sleep.  I possess no control over them, except when I choose not to succumb to slumber. Tonight is one such night.  I am sitting beside the fire in a …

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Short Story: Jump

Space Explorer

The dark catacombs of the archaeological dig were deathly silent, punctuated only by the labored breathing of the two scientists. Robert Stone held his soiled and sweaty hand out into the darkness, the flashlight in his other hand casting flickering light …

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Short Story: Progress

Planet Killer

Sixty five million years ago there lived a monstrous lizard. It was a great, lumbering beast that felt more at home in the steamy, languid swamps than having to deal with the burden of its heft on dry land. Its …

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