#sundayshorts Under the Needle’s Eye- Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

Sunday Shorts is a new meme. The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

Please join us at our Goodreads Group and see whats on our shelf! Also please add your link to the Linky at the hosts’ blog here, so everyone can easily hop from blog to blog  and read your short! This is a brand new Meme that I hope will grow! ENJOY!


Here are a few words on each story in the anthology!

Worry Doctor, by Linda DeMeulemeester

In a future society run by institution, no child need suffer unhappymemories. The worry doctors see to that. But when Teacher Angela isasked to find a dissident, she must once more undergo mind shaping.As Angela’s discarded memories begin to surface, the veneer of herharmonious life begins to crack.

Angelfall (Excerpt), by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. Sixteen year old Penryn will do whatever it takes to look after her wheelchair bound sister.

Selling Short, by Raymund Eich

After Marqus signs on with the Coronado, he discovers its captain planned a dangerous venture–harvesting helium from the sun. Compounding the risks of the hottest place in the solar system, a spy on board wants to wreck the mission at all costs.

Everyone Gets Scared Sometimes, by Ari Goelman

The zombie apocalypse is over, for everyone but the Dead Zone survivors, for whom the nightmares will never end.

Ruined Spa Day, by Samantha Ling

The job pays well and has excellent perks, but it’s hard to get enough time off for a spa day. Dumping bodies and cash are time sensitive operations.

Coyote Discovers Mars, by Emily Mah

Coyote was genetically engineered to work as a scout animal on Mars, but legend promises he’ll be anything but trustworthy.

The Guy Who Worked for Money, by Benjamin Rosenbaum

In the post-capitalist future, the world is controlled by Moody’s.Well, not just Moody’s, also Snopes and a rating system known ashUBBUB. Your followers can watch your every move and approve ordisapprove of it one the fly. Instead of investing money, you investtime and emotional energy in your personal relationships. Getyourself a high hUBBUB rating and the world is your shiny cool kidoyster.

Everybody Stops at Boston’s, by Allan Rousselle

Every great invention is discovered not once, but multiple times in history, and when there’s history to be made, everybody stops at Boston’s.

Rosamojo, by Kiini Ibura Salaam

A young girl’s fear of her father’s abuse sparks a terrifying magical act that saves her and rips her family apart. Family secrets, loyalty, and unintended consequences are at the heart of this haunting tale of homegrown magic.

Lavender’s Blue, Lavender’s Green, by Patrick Samphire

Don’t kids believe in anything these days? We had believed in everything, and that made it true in every way that mattered.

The Fire in Your Sky, by Ibi Zoboi

A creature of Haitian myth travels with other earthquake suvivors to New York, a city full of fresh souls and empty of inconvenient superstition.


 This anthology is one of the broadest samples you can find of up and coming science fiction and fantasy talent. Also, a couple of my favorite indie authors are part of this anthology, including Susan Ee and Emily Mah. So, this is definitely something worth checking out! And, it is only $2.99 on Amazon, so go check it out! I am sure these are a wonderful collection of SF and Fantasy short stories, that every fan of the genre will love.


2 responses to “#sundayshorts Under the Needle’s Eye- Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

  1. Hi Ritesh. Someone recommended this book to me. Have not had a chance to read it yet. Thanks for the heads up. I will give it a try soon.

  2. Pingback: #sundayshorts I Could Tell You Stories by Rebecca Tsaros Dickson | alchemyofscrawl

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