Science Fiction Stories


David Perlmutter

"Chairman Of The Bored"

Jan 19, 2019 · 3,227 words (12 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Physically imposing and intelligent, but extremely shy, Dinsdale Dog just wants to fit in with his fellow students at Jack Kinney College. His first efforts fail, but eventually he gets his chance to shine.


James Van Pelt


Jan 19, 2019 · 5,090 words (19 minutes)

Fantasy Science Fiction

Just about every teenager feels out of place, like they don't belong, even the really confident, successful looking ones. For some of them, this feeling is worse than others. If you would like a soundtrack to this story, try Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill." JVP

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Rachelle Harp

On Trial

Jan 19, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes)

Science Fiction

In a dark, cyberpunk future, Mallory Green is on trial for a crime she could never commit. "On Trial" was winner of the Havok Steampunk vs. Cyberbunk contest. It was also republished in audio at StarShipSofa.


Paul Alex Gray

Evening Star

Jan 18, 2019 · 540 words (2 minutes)

Science Fiction

The end of the world is thirsty work. Enjoy this tale about endings, beginnings and the worlds we want to live in.

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Nancy Jane Moore

The Ballad of Becca Sanjuro

Jan 17, 2019 · 3,726 words (14 minutes)

Science Fiction

The main characters in this military science fiction and love story are the parents of the protagonist in my novel The Weave.


Tim McDaniel

The Known World

Jan 16, 2019 · 1,310 words (5 minutes)

Humor Science Fiction

As you know, Tom and Bob have just completed their time machine, and now must decide who is to take the first trip, since (as you know) it will be a one-way journey.


William Meikle

Supply and Demand

Jan 15, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes)

Horror Science Fiction

Some things aren't meant to be finite


Susan Forest

The Most Invasive Species

Jan 15, 2019 · 9,491 words (35 minutes)

Science Fiction

It takes the arrival of Tumbling River’s new doctor — and her concern for the well-being of the colony’s children, no matter which species — to show Amanda the significance of her personal impact on the planet.


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Curtis C. Chen

Somebody's Daughter

Jan 15, 2019 · 13,367 words (49 minutes) · 1 like

Mystery Science Fiction

Not too many years from now, New York City police detectives Jake and Andy catch a very personal case--and in a world where organized crime has taken advantage of legalized human cloning, family secrets take on a whole new meaning. But how far are Jake and Andy willing to bend the rules in order to uncover the truth?

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Jennifer Brozek


Jan 14, 2019 · 366 words (2 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction

As a fun promotional item, Jennifer wrote a flash story of how she dies for the conventions she attended. These were printed out on postcards and given out to fans and friends. This story was written for and given out at CONTEXT 2014.

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