[Art from "Beyond Orion's Belt"]
• At Daily Science Fiction: "For Your Protection" by Steven Mathes. Science Fiction.
"Joseph has an appointment with a brain scanner. On the appointed day, he trims his hair, as well as the nails on his hands and his toes. He wears new underwear. Freshly pressed pants and shirt. Casual but decent shoes. He aims to look ordinary but needs to be clean. He aims to look highly functional, like he would never be bug crazy."
• At Kasma: "Beyond Orion's Belt" by Steve Simpson. Science Fiction.
"Her brother was fascinated with Tia Geralda's yard, and for that matter, everything his six year old eyes saw every day in the world. "Fire … flies." He considered the concept and shook his head at big sister's quotidian explanation."
- At Every Day Fiction: "Ties Stronger than Blood" by Kevin Rainak. Fantasy.
- At 365 Tomorrows: "A License to Kill" by C.T. Jackman. Science Fiction.
At Free eBooks Daily:
- Sapphire by Elayne Griffith. YA Fantasy.
- Bran's Torment by Michael E Bell. Fantasy.
- The Bleak Door by Christian Baker.Science Fiction Dystopian.
- Killer Temptation by Marianne Willis. Paranormal Romance.
- Alien Blood by Melisse Aires. SciFi Romance.
- Pilot by Valerie Gaumont. Science Fiction.
- Distraction by Tess Oliver. "Mature YA" Fantasy.
- Surveillance by Aaron Pogue. Science Fiction Mystery.
- Legend of the Book Keeper by Daniel Blackaby. Fantasy.
- The Bad by Ian S. Rutter. Children's Fantasy.
- Time And Time Again by Peggy Holloway. Science Fiction
- Pactum by Nicholas Taylor. Fantasy.
- "The Darkwood Mysteries: The Peacock Cabal" by Steve Merrifield. Horror. Undead.
- "Only In Her Dreams" by Aubrea Summer. Horror. Undead.
- "The Uncanny Mr. Bones" by Jacob Prytherch. Weird.
- "Virtual Hero" by R. L. Copple. Science Fiction. Superhero.
- "Well of Souls" by Eric Feka. Science Fiction.
- Four Times Blessed by Alexa Liguori. Paranormal Romances.78k words.
- "Bad Jump" by John Burks. Science Fiction.
- "Astraeus 5" by Graham M. Phillips. Science Fiction.
• At Escape Pod: "Freia in the Sunlight" by Gregory Norman Bossert. Science Fiction.
"Wisps and curls whip overhead, limned blue by starlight; the fog ceiling is lowering, the top tattered by the offshore wind. She drops another three meters, switches on ultrasonics. There are patches of trees here — “unmarked obstacles up to thirty meters” the map says — and she is skimming just twenty meters above the ground.'"
• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 09 - The People That Time Forgot"
"Tom and Ajor have seemingly found a respite in Capak. They have rescued a Kro-Lu, Chal-Az, from the dance of death."
• At Pseudopod: "The Pit" by Joe. R. Lansdale. Horror.
"Six months earlier they had captured him. Tonight Harry went into the pit. He and Big George, right after the bull terriers got through tearing the guts out of one another. When that was over, he and George would go down and do their business. The loser would stay there and be fed to the dogs, each of which had been starved for the occasion."
• At Tales to Terrify: "Herbert Bowman Lay Absolutely Still" by Gareth Stack. Horror.
"Herbert Bowman lay absolutely still, focusing all his earthly attentions o n one recalcitrant big toe . His left . It was, by and large, an unassuming digit . Roughly normal in size and shape, and carpeted with a tangle of light brown hairs ending at the joint ."