Jason Heppenstall at 22 Billion Energy Slaves has posted a free short story. I lists other options, but I had some trouble finding it. So I am posting the link here: The Amnesiac.
His general complaint is that there is not enough speculative (science?) that deals with future resource constraints. The story takes place on the Spanish island of Ibizza. It used to be a resort, but now it seems to be acting almost as an oversized prison- protective camp for the last vestiges of our culture of plenty: body part clones, military clones, pleasure clones. etc. The collapsed society has turned against them, and they have been sent to the island for their own safety.
The story ends on an odd note, but it is short and moves fairly quickly. It would make a could introductory piece for a longer story. LOL