SCI FI STORIES

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Crime
Dennis Mombauer

The Future is Always Perfect

Don’t you wish you would never make a wrong decision? With FuturePreviewTM, you never do – because you always know what the future brings. #

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aliens
William Mangieri

Quiet!

Visitors! Again! Where? There! Why? When? Now! Why? They have returned! Six times now. On the loud side of our world. Why there? Why do

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Western Vibes
S.C. Mae

Pistols at Dawn Amongst the Evergreens

‘A duel! A duel!’ The words spread around town like sickness in winter. ‘When?’ ‘Tomorrow at dawn.’ ‘Who?’ Nobody quite knew who. ‘Where?’ ‘Out in

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Scavengers of Eschaton

On the outskirts of Eschaton City a lone silver shadow creeps along the vermillion desert – a cyborg, haunting the wasteland for scraps of machinery

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adventure
Dennis Mombauer

Junkyard Evolution

Tem Rondo looked out over his home, a junkyard stretching toward the horizon in every direction. The immense carcasses of spaceships were laid to rest

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Isolation
George Wilcox

Self-Destruct

 “Look, Zaisha, I loved you for a long time, but I just – I can’t.”  “Can’t what? Can’t look at me anymore?”  “Zai…” “Can’t you

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Opportunity Knocks

Seen from far enough away, our Sun has rings now. They’re quite beautiful, in their own cold way; they’re broad and bright and when the

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Contemporary Fiction Contest
Matthew Goldberg

My Next Great Endeavor

A few days after my forced retirement, I got a GoLearn visor delivered. With it, I could learn about any subject in fully-realized virtual reality.

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One Foul Step from the Abyss

A short sci-fi horror by international best-selling author Stuart Thaman. Edgar Lopez, a rotund man about to crest the final hill that separated middle age

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Executive Requirements

Mate? Bear young? Out of the question for such as those who obstinately follow the Doctrine of the Rounded Home! There. It had been said,

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The Codex File — Chapter 1

The flick-knife snapped open with frightening ease, its serrated edge glinting in the light of a passing street lamp. The weapon was standard issue for

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Memories
George Wilcox

The Collector

Time flies. Time lost. Where does the time go? All these are phrases the humans throw around half-heartedly. But the last one, the question, actually has

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aliens
Larry Hodges

Confederate Cavalry on a Plane

“I know I’m right!” cried Professor Jackson T. Bowser, sitting in the aisle seat of a Boeing 737, flying back from a physics convention in

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Contemporary Fiction Contest
Maid Corbic

COSMICAL WAR MMMCVI

This futuristic act takes us to some chambers of the world that are still unknown to us, so that we still cannot react to some

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aliens
George Wilcox

Reality

  In the year 2304, people spent their lives trying to live as little as possible.   The physical planet people inhabited – or the Physworld,

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Dystopian
George Wilcox

Rohan: Superstar

Prologue   Communications had long since broken down and there was no way of knowing what was going on outside of Rohan’s village, which was not

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AI
William Mangieri

Purr Mission

I stroked Kat’s fur and pressed my forehead against the observation window, so the tips of my ears just touched the surface; as though that

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Life Feeds on Life

The scientist trembled as it made its report. Its skin was blanched; it stunk of horror, and withered into itself as it remembered what it

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Capitalism
Xauri'EL Zwaan

All Rights Reserved

John Adam opened his eyes; or would have, if he’d had eyes. John Adam was formless and void, swimming in a sea of utter unbeing;

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Alex Emerson

The Cradle of Avalon

When the rain began to fall, we were confused, shocked, and relieved. The drought had gone on for so long that most of the soil

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Outpatient

It was definitely a migraine. The agony clamped down on both temples, and the light from behind the curtain shot daggers through my eyelids. I

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AI
William Mangieri

Close Enough

“A hundred megameters, my ass,” Max Kepler grumbled. He watched the string of C-class asteroids on his 4-D display. Kepler-Sterne-1, the asteroid where he and

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Alderson disk
Tais Teng

The Groove-runner’s Wife

Cavendori had been traveling for three hundred and fifty-nine years when he reached the shore of the Mirinjii Ocean. During his voyage, he had covered

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Fiction
Samantha Lazar

Shannon Leaves Home

A short story The sign made Shannon gag. The fact that her dad was so proud of being able to erect the damn thing, with a

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Paperclip

 “You seem to be writing a Post-Cyberpunk Pseudo-Western Romance. Need help?” Joe’s fingers froze. He stared at the paperclip as it writhed on the screen.

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politics
Donald J. Bingle

Future Futures

“You’ve caused untold damage to the economy. You understand that, don’t you?” Senator Lantis scowled at her like the crotchety old grandfather he surely was,

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chiles
Jay Douglas Rumisek

Tio Helado

On the stark horizon a gleaming Leschild Galactic craft emerged mildly at first, leaving no tail, its vector mimicking an ordinary airplane’s. Its arc sharpened

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cyborg
Wendy Nikel

Cerise Sky Memories

I remember a childhood that didn’t exist. Hot apple pies cooling on park benches. Small toes pressed into scorching white sand. Snowball fights leaving crisp,

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aliens
William Mangieri

Endangered

“They sure made a mess of things,” Ward said. “Watch your step, Ellie.” What else did he expect an old woman to do? He was

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Mike James Davis

The Cure for Alzheimer’s

“I’d like to introduce you to my grandfather.” I cautiously said to my new fiancé. It was her first time being invited over to the

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dark
Dennis Mombauer

The Dust Bathynaut

The rift divides the land in two halves, but neither of them is interesting. It is the rift itself that calls to people, entices them

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#clover
Ankita K.

Heart wrapped in clovers

Interviewer (Walks in): Hello, hope you’re having a graceful day. Patree is happy to welcome you to its glorious establishment. The boy (Shaking hands): Hello

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near future
Wendy Nikel

12:20 Bus From the Basics

Beep. The digits flashed on Inna’s BitWatch at exactly midnight: $1000.00. She held her breath, half- expecting the shriek of her Aunt Li’s alarm clock,

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epistolary
Alex Shvartsman

The Epistolary History

#1 1/9/12 Hey Cat, We finally did it! The time machine works. The blokes are talking about trying to sell it to some big technology

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aliens
William Mangieri

The Body

I hate hospitals. Hate everything about them. At the moment, I was hating the incessant, rodent-like scratching of the pens of that ridiculous contraption they

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ice
Rich Larson

Ice

Sedgewick had used his tab to hack Fletcher’s alarm off, but when he slid out of bed in the middle of the night his younger

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Broken Marriage
George Wilcox

Plug In + Die: A Pixelated Sunrise

Losing Grip on Reality MindSoft is deemed responsible for crippling family life and stunting the growth of interpersonal skills. A NEW DIGITAL CRAZE is sweeping

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Le Morte de Volkswagyn

There rode four knyghts of the Table Rounde, and the one in front hyght syr Dynadan, and the three reste hyght sir Gawayne, and hys

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Mike James Davis
Mike James Davis

The New Faces of Mt Rushmore

The country gathered and waited for the big reveal. Cameras were at the ready. News people were scattered about straightening their clothes, checking their hair,

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Time and Time Again

When I first found myself stuck out of time, I spent 7 months and 19 days in the Paris of Louis XVI as civil unrest

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Alternate History
Donald J. Bingle

Standing Still

“Are you sure you wanna do this, doc?” The patrolman gestured across the lobby at the subject. “He’s got some sort of a device, with

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alien
William Mangieri

The Black Spot

It grows on you. I saw the black spot on my pressure suit when we came back in at the end of shift. I thought

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Matthew Goldberg

Gone Like the Bison

Sam’s fingers went double-time on the keyboard. Lines of multicolored sentences popped into existence—bits of code—arranged in just the right way to build wonders. On

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Contemporary Fiction Contest
Samantha Lazar

One Percent

“E​veryone meets online these days,” Melanie said. “I know, but this seems way more complicated than using Match or OK Cupid.” Lauren sipped her coffee

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The Flaxen Tyranny

Chapter One – Copious Time Captain Steve Thomas was unable to hear the voices of his officers or keep his focus on the room around

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Glory Wormhole

Two teenage boys walked down the street to the public bathroom at the shady gas station behind Fantasy’s Fun & Games. The taller of the

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biotech
William Mangieri

In a Flash

He’d lose his badge if they caught him doing this, but hell – he’d lose it if he didn’t. Jimmy paced around the operating chair.

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Tenure

From THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 28, 2030: NEW YORK (AP)- A potentially precedent-setting case has been cleared for a hearing in the coming days

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Chris Fox

The Horrors of Time Travel.

We’re heading into a new, utopian age of progressive enlightenment, or so the media said constantly. I called bullshit because I’d spent my life watching

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adventure
Ankita K.

Those guys are doomed

I cannot express how conflicted I used to feel. As if things were happening on their own. As if my presence did not make any

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