Tale from the Archives

The Evil that Befell Sampson
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eliza D Braun is a young field agent in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (South Pacific Branch) when she is asked by New Zealand's preeminent suffragist to investigate some strange goings within the organisation. She cannot possibly imagination that this little case will alter her entire life and thrust her into a world barely prepared for her.
The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
By Nathan Lowell Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.
Darkest before the Darkwater
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A group of survivors from the airship Guy Fawkes find themselves washed ashore on an uncharted island. In their search for survival they uncover one mystery after another.
A Ruby in Rain
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Agents King and Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler has turned himself in, not for the safety of society but for his own. The Ministry steps in to uncover a man’s story of impressive luck, and more incredible vision. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Dust on the Davenport
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Simon R. Boswell takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies surprises of all kinds, around every corner… Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Shadows of Calcutta
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Night's Plutonian Shore
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story by Jack Mangan In 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, gives the slip to the agents on revealing his “talent” and the madman’s intentions to bring down the House of Usher.
The Seven
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Brandon Hill is on assignment in South America, enjoying the local culture and women, when a mystery that could lead to El Dorado falls into his lap. Before the intrepid agent knows it, he is the jungle uncovering a plot but the devilish Illuminati. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
From Paris, with Regret
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On assignment in the City of Light, Ministry agents Eliza D. Braun and Harrison Thorne chase down a murderer condemning descendants of a royal bloodline to a horrific death. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Hanuman's Gift
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Augustus Whitby toils in the Archives, dreaming up stories far more plausible than the supposed “investigations” of the field agents. A story from Agent Harrison Thorne and an artifact from his recent case, however, proves that there are some truths that are far stranger than fiction.
The Sun Never Sets
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Agent Isaac Martin receives a note, imploring him to investigate the nearly completed clock tower at the Palace at Westminster. He and his partner, Agent Andrew Kensington, start looking into the construction and uncover unanswered questions concerning this new landmark’s creators.
The Precarious Child
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man which leads to a very precarious situation. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Sins of the Father
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Arthur Books welcomes home his son, Wellington, from the jungles and deserts of Africa. In his own manner, the invalid father bestows upon his heir all the pride and respect due to actions in the field. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
A Swan in Siam
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fall, 1863 Phailin is not your typical personal guard to the King of Siam. This royal protector of secrets finds herself intrigued by a guest of the British Ambassador’s, the enigmatic John M. Alvey of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, and his quest for a swan possessing mythical powers… Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Emperor's Fist
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Spring 1889. Agent Reginald Coffey and Special Liaison Meiying Ling are deep within the jungles of China, setting technology against the oldest of dark Chinese magic. The two are set on a rendezvous with the most sinister of sorcerers and a plot to plunge the world into darkness. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Women of the Empire
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wellington Thornhill Books and Doctor Josepha Raven Blackwell share ‘an encounter’ after-hours at the Ministry, all part of Dr. Blackwell’s research into hysteria. Brief as the encounter, one of them will not come out quite the same from it. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Wrong Camera
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Blythe is very excited to receive a camera for her birthday, but finds that gifts can have their price. What she sees through the lens offers a chilling insight into the future tha
The Cross of Columba
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
April, 1883 Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…
In the Spirit of Christmas
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It’s Christmas Eve, and Wellington and Eliza investigate an incredible haunting in the heart of London. What looks to be a job well done in the end quickly becomes a lump of coal in their stockings when their client takes some offense… Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
All That Glitters
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko, the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will test both agents and their equipment sorely. Tales from the Archives are short stories
Lost Waters
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Ministry agent Daniel Pleasant receivers a message from the director along with travel orders for the United States. With the Archives in disarray, an inventory check has revealed two missing items: The Galileo Telescope and two power cells from a previous Atlantean excursion. He is partnered with OSM agent Elijah Paxton, and together the Englishman and American set off.
The Taniwha of Ana Cove
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Doctor Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in peril, but also her very life. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Positively Shocking
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Constance Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris.
A Trick of Strong Imagination
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Althea Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station.
Spiritus Sanctus
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Emily Cassidy Tuttle, on word from Doctor Sound, arrived in the shadow of the Vatican to receive a mysterious parcel from a local contact. What should be a simple pass between agent and mule spirals deeper and deeper into a wild madness that Emily is not prepared to face. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Under Oak Island
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Brandon Hill is called in to investigate strange happenings in Nova Scotia. The location is an isolated stretch of land called Oak Island, a truly peculiar place with mystery and peril surrounding it. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen.
The Miracle of a First Night
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Clerk Natalie Hart, a woman shunned by her orthodox Jewish family for her involvement with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is joined by Chief Archivist Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire, in a case that reaches beyond the archivist’s scope. Natalie must not only educate the  archivist naïve to the ways of her people, but help in retrieving a mysterious artifact deeply rooted in legends.
Why the Sea is Boiling Hot
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Researcher Dodgson is happy in the bowels of the R&D department of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, until a mysterious death and the question of space and time fling him out of it. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Those Dark Satanic Mills
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Imogen Feaveryear finds herself investigating a mysterious panic overcoming a mill in the countryside of Manchester, England. The unassuming mystery, dismissed by other agents of the Ministry, leads her to India, the approval of Doctor Sound on granting the young agent the latest in R&D technology. This case only twists and turns harder as Imogen confronts an enigmatic intruder.
Clockwork Portal
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When demon hunter, sorceress and samurai, Raisa falls into a strange, odd version of Victorian England, she finds herself in the domain of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Just being built, and with a demon already amok in the archives, Raisa finds herself with odd allies indeed. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Blessings of Baalshemin
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the Spring of 1869 Mrs Isabel Burton begins a correspondence with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Director, Woodruff Spring, on a strange device she has run across in her travels. Ministry agents are dispatched and a soon enough the Burtons, both Isabel and her husband Sir Richard, are deep in a very peculiar occurrence and dashing through the wilderness to prevent untold horror occurring.
Wooden Go to Waste
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
1858 
Ottawa, Canada Agent Cora Thorton finds herself in the forests of Canada, land she knows well as it was where she grew up in before joining the Ministry. Paired up with a junior agent, Cora steps into a rivalry between two lumber barons and the mystery surrounding six men disappearing in the dense forests, never to be seen again. Deeper Cora digs into this mystery, the more difficult it is.