Fiction

From distant universes and the minds of today's great sci-fi writers.

Dream Stalker

Dawn Marie Styles
in Fiction

Prologue Running as fast as she could with two babies wrapped in a blanket, clutched close to her chest; her breathing becoming more erratic and her heart pumping wildly caused uncontrolled fear to se...

Waking Up

Lara Alice
in Fiction

I woke up shouting in my bed. I woke up from my own scream. The plane was falling down very rapidly and I got very scared, grabbed Marco’s hand and then my scream traveled from my dream into my waking...

The Grand Anomaly

J.C. S.
in Fiction

How could you not be bitter? Cassandra lay on her left side, hoping at any moment Erin would walk through her door to be beside her. She was seven months pregnant now. Feet in ribs, weight heavy on th...

In Vitro Summation

Vinny J
in Fiction

A faint rumbling penetrated this ancient darkness, the first vibrations its halls experienced in millennia. The rhythmic whir and tumble of sound grew from wide and distant to a narrow, piercing point...

Reaper

Nicholas Anthony
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The Fates don’t play favourites. They play their own cruel game, toying with each thread of existence, ensnaring all who dare to reach out for their own destiny. A lust to exact heinous and petty trea...

Synchronicity

Paul Levinson
in Fiction

It’s been this way all of my life. Like when I was in high school, and we’d be reading our homework assignments out loud, and some kid would stand up right before me and read pretty much what I had wr...

Colony of the Horizontal Tree (Chapter One)

F. Simon Grant
in Fiction

Colony Colcolson happened to be reading The Exhaustive Catalogue of Tiny Kingdoms when the girl (Melanie Gellar) first wrapped his wrist in hair (he only realized this coincidence years later after Me...

The Pick Up

Mickey Finn
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This story is my homage to the Netflix series Black Mirror. If you haven’t seen it yet, let me take a minute to warn you: It will change the way you think about everything. It’s a fantastic look at th...

A Practical Man, Part II

Brian S. Converse
in Fiction

John paced the aisle of his locomotive prison, his hand on the apple in his pocket the entire time. Hunger pains gnawed at his insides, and his mouth and tongue had begun to swell from lack of water. ...

Midnight

Conner Faller
in Fiction

Imagine a time... a time where there was constant bloodshed, constant war, constant death... place yourself in this place of war and darkness, how would you react? What would you do? What COULD you do...

Brutalist Stories #25

Brutalist Stories
in Fiction

“—and what do we take from this?” I look down at them, give them a moment. Pathetic, soulless, shrink wrapped, and ready to pick up off a shelf somewhere in the annals of time; "One whole life: Wasted...

The Game

gillian pajor
in Fiction

"Hello?" I called, looking into the darkness. There was no light or sound. "Is someone there?" I called out again. I had no memory of how I had gotten here or where I was. I went to take a step forwar...

Outrun Stories #25

Outrun Stories
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“The easy way out?” she asks herself, cruising along the Pacific coast highway, top down, the moist night blowing through her thick hair. “Is there ever any easy way out?” She flicks her cigarette awa...

Mesozoic

Dan Black
in Fiction

MESOZOIC Book 1 of 3 Written by Dan Black Prelude: Intrusion Quiet. That’s the first thing they noticed about this new world. It was quiet. They came from a different world where it was alive. Not tha...

Birdhead Father in Brightness

F. Simon Grant
in Fiction

When Birdhead Father found the box baby (as his name in that moment went from being "Birdhead" to "Birdhead Father") the problem was his (literal) birdhead moved independently as a (literal) bird's mi...

Extra Bright

F. Simon Grant
in Fiction

Greta Stromach prayed one night for heaven to save her and dreamt of these bright white tendrils descending from the sky like jellyfish tentacles, or what jellyfish tentacles would be like if jellyfis...