Friday, July 19, 2013

The Best Part of Waking Up, Is Free Fiction on Your Screen!"

 Good morning.  It's free fiction time!  As is normal, there are some very good ones this time. Back later with ?

 [Art from "Common Time" which is linked below]

• At Buzzy Mag: "Common Time" by Bruce Golden. Science Fiction.
      "He stepped through the pandemonium of vines and hulking, water-rich leaves, as if walking on shards of glass, planting each step with caution, straining to see beyond the wall of vegetation. Shadows mocked his imagination. Every gargantuan outgrowth became another monster in his path."

• At Daily Science Fiction: "On The Big-fisted Circuit" by Cat Rambo. Science Fiction.
      "This was the biggest suit she'd ever crawled into. It meant money, money dripping through the wires around her, money in the gleaming metal struts, money being made by every step it took, money her family needed, every step a week's rent and food if they were careful with it."

• At HiLobrow: "The Man with Six Senses - Part 2" by Muriel Jaeger. Science Fiction. 1927.
     "My recollection of him went back to my last year at Sandal, when he was a tiresome small boy recommended to my special care by my mother, with that reckless ignorance of school-boy taboos and lines of social demarcation that mothers are apt to display."

At Free eBooks Daily:
Audio Fiction 
• At Escape Pod: "Vestigial Girl" by Alex Wilson. Science Fiction.
     "The cartoon butterflies were sleeping along the pushlight nursery wallpaper as Charlene fumbled with her cradle’s locking mechanism, using fingers too large and uncoordinated for anything so practical. She blinked away the fuzziness of the low light–clearing her eyes for less than a second–and fought against the calming scent of lavender wafting up through her mattress. She flexed the monster in her throat. She didn’t love the feeling, but would miss such control over at least this one part of her body"

• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 07 - The People That Time Forgot"
      "Tom Billings and Ajor are making their way north through Caspak – seeking the land of the Galu from whence Ajor comes.  They rescue and ally with To-Mar and So-Al, two Band-Lu who have evolved to the next stage of human Caspakian life, the Kro-Lu. The hardy band works its way north."

• At LibriVox: Planet of Dread by Murray Leinster. Science Fiction.
     "Humans have expanded to myriads of worlds throughout the galaxies but they have found that the only way for colonies to be self sustaining, was to reproduce the total ecology of their home world; the original Earth. This meant bringing the entire ecosystem, the good, the bad and the ugly. Viruses as well as grass, goats as well as stink bugs and allowing the whole mixture to ultimately produce an inhabitable world for humans."

• At Tales to Terrify: "The Bone Plate" by Dan Rabarts. Horror.
     "Back in the black old days, we called it the Bone Plate. Wasn’t worth your life to touch the Bone Plate. It made men kings, back in the black old days. Mine was a trashcan lid, piled high with gnawed, soot-stained remains, the bones of rats and cats and stray dogs and pigeons. Only the bones of that which you had killed and stripped clean with your own biting, smiling teeth were allowed on your Plate, and whoever had the biggest Plate ruled the windswept world of trash and frost that sprawled beneath the overpasses. "

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