Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories by Paula Freda

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(Rated "G" for General Audience) ... Can love be found in the strangest places? Follow the paths of the heart and the stars and find out.



Cathy & the Dolphin



Reporter Mark asked, "The others who were on the boat with you, did you see what happened to them?"....."They died," replied the girl. "He tried to save them, but they grew frightened and swam away from him."....."By 'he,' do you mean the dolphin?" Mark inquired, puzzled....."He is a prince," the girl said....."A prince?" Mark questioned, mouth quirking in surprise....."Yes, a prince," she repeated, chin raised.....



Stardust



He caught me studying him. His eyes were a deep swirling green. He introduced himself. "My name is Jason," Methodically, he added, "I have come from a distant world to research yours. I would be exceedingly grateful if you would help me.".....When I did not answer, his forehead creased and his dark eyebrows drew together, and I heard myself thinking -- mistrust? What a repulsive response. But it was not I thinking.....



A Ghost of a Story



Jim shifted nervously in his chair, dislodging a few more cobwebs. "I don't mean to sound facetious," he said, "but don't you think we're insane agreeing to spend the night here? The place reeks of spirits, and I don't mean the drinking kind!".....Tom sat down opposite his friend, accompanied by a spray of dust and mangled cobwebs....."Nothing will happen to us," he replied.....



The Gently Cursed



Not your usual werewolf story.....



The Ugliness Without



Folks had tagged her an old hag. She had few friends. Most persons moved out of noseshot, and looked down those same noses at Tessie, as bent and tilting from side to side, she shuffled by on her daily outings through the neighborhood.....Sparkie was one of the few exceptions. He had moved into the room next to hers last year.....She laughed, or rather she cackled, and smiled up at Sparkie, caught the glimmer of warmth in his tannish eyes, and blushed like a fifteen year-old who has just been favored with a wink from a teenage idol....
 

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Published June 28, 2009 by dpfreda enterprises. 47 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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