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Dive into our collection of free online short stories, crafted by talented independent authors. From chilling supernatural tales and murder mysteries, to futuristic sci-fi sagas that whisk you off to distant galaxies, we've got a story for every taste!
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Arthur Baldwin had managed to transfer his living brain into a machine when his body died. We now pick up his story 40 years later...
To the rest of the world Arthur was a symbol of immortality. He represented a future of hope but with it was a feeling of uncertainty and revulsion. People wanted to live forever as people, not as machines.
9 years on.... how much has humankind really changed in the new civilisation?
Part 2 in The Community Series
When you possess the ability to travel through time and space just by thinking about it... you're likely to be of interest to those with less than the best of intentions.
It was supposed to have been an uneventful test dive in an experimental deep-sea three-man diving bell...
You know when a day starts off bad, it seems to affect everything else? This was one of those days.
Life on Mars exists... and they've been waiting 10,000 years to meet Capatin Colby and her team.
The only problem? NASA and Government bodies don't want the rest of the world finding out.
It was hard to believe that only six weeks ago they had been part of a civilisation from which they now faced eternal exile... Humankind now faced two threats; the possibility of radiation from the north and the savagery of his fellow man.
Part 1 in The Community Series
After multiple expeditions into space had failed to find life other than vegetation, the entire program is under threat. What Sharon then discovers seems small in stature and importance, but comes with consequences of epic proportions.
Two survivors find themselves racing against time to get off Uranus, when their mining station is rapidly being destroyed by an unknown entity
A man wakes up to find himself on an asteroid heading for a crash landing on the moon. His memory is shot, but two things are clear - how can he get off the asteroid, fast...and when did he become an astronaut?
The wise old Candlebark had seen the passing of many seasons.
After falling down a cliff during their latest planetary exploration, the last thing he expected to see was a cat...
Two bodies are found dead on a suburban driveway. A third lies nearby, alive, but has no memory of who she is or how she got there. It is up to Inspector Sutradhar to uncover the mystery of what happened that night at this house which no one seems to own.
How could a simple toy cannon impact the fate of anyone who comes into contact with it? Or is it just a coincidence?
Cameron Van Heusen wakes in a hotel-style room in the middle of a desert, with no idea how he got there.
We know so many authors that have the odd short story manuscript lying around that they never thought would see the light of day. But here's your opportunity to help get your name out there and promote your work. Our online short story collection is free for our readers, so if you would like to add to our offerings, please contact us and we'll organise to review your story and once approved, will list and promote it!
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