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The Gunpowder, Torture and Sorrow
By Jake Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's the night before his execution, and lying tortured and distraught in a cell in the Tower of London, Guy Fawkes despairs. This short story explains the final thoughts, memories, pains, beliefs and love of the man at the centre of the legendary gunpowder, treason and plot.
The Battlefield: A Short Story
By George Bedell MBE
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Battlefield is a record of an event that took place, in a small coal mining village, towards the end of the Second World War. The place was New Silksworth, located in the Rural District of Sunderland, County Durham, England. At that time there were perhaps hundreds of these villages in the northern region of the United Kingdom and particularly in the county of Durham.
Queen Elizabeth's Wizard
By K.G. McAbee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Dr. John Dee was Queen Elizabeth's loyal advisor and official wizard. But then she asks him to create a new and deadly kind of plague to help defeat the Spanish Armada threatening Albion's shores. Will he risk his immortal soul to serve his queen?
Gaslight
By Mark Dawson
Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It's London, 1920. Newly demobilized soldiers have flooded the capital's streets but an ungrateful country isn't ready for them. Harry Costello has returned from the horrors of the Somme to no job, no money and no prospects. Desperate times demand desperate measures and when an opportunity to burgle a house presents itself, Harry seizes the chance. But things don't go quite to plan...
Til Death Do Us Part and Even After That
By Marina Rojas
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tale of a brother's dedication set in the time period of the Irish rebellion of the 1900s.
Coach and Four: Allisandra's Tale
By Linore Burkard
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tale of suspense and romance in 1600s England, when conspiracy and betrayal lead to unexpected love. Note: This is a 15,000+ word short story.
Wessex Tales: "A Short Walk in France" (Story 30)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
Friday September 15th, 1916. Just before dawn a young soldier from Okeford goes over the top, advancing into enemy machine gun fire. It's the first day of the second battle of the Somme.
All I Desire
By Andrea Goodson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adam Parsons thinks he knows exactly what he wants out of life. Working as a farrier in 18th century England does little to satisfy him. A dark ship comes into port and an unexpected opportunity arises to change life for himself and his love, Selena. Will Adam finally find all he desires or will he lose all that he already has? 2012 Fresh Ink Honorable Mention Winning Story
The Morning Gift
By Peter Alan Orchard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00 from 1 review)
Story set in Anglo-Saxon England. Ulf of Leystoke is working at Hunlaf's forge at Hemingburh but longs to return to his home village. Haunted by the memory of his widow Hroswitha, killed two years before in a Viking raid, he still needs a wife. Is Hunlaf's daughter Goldrun the answer?
The Guinea Ghost
By MJ Holman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
On the weather-beaten Yorkshire moors of the north of England, a young woman believes she has seen the ghost of her former servant. Is Phoebe really tormented by the spirit of her maidservant Molly? Are the visions purely symptoms of a depressed soul, or are they signs the oppressive atmosphere of the family farm hides dark secrets?
A Crack in Time
By Linda Arditto
Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
1 star(4.94 from 18 reviews)
Set in 1851 England, A Crack in Time is the short, short story of a young man, John Pitt, who has the most extraordinary experience. 'The Beast Within' will be published April, 2014.
Stories of The Golden Age of Northumbria
By Berwick Writers Workshop
Series: Annual Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Written in conjunction with the Golden Age of Northumbria Project of 2007-08 in Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding area, this anthology contains new stories on old themes and some completely original ones set at the time. Some are suitable for young children, some for older children and adults. *****PRICE REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME*****
Tales from the Rails
By Berwick Writers Workshop
Series: Annual Anthologies, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An anthology of short stories and poems a theme of Railways - particularly around Berwick upon Tweed and the Eastern Scottish Borders, compiled in conjunction with the Stephenson 150 Project which celebrated the life of railway engineer Robert Stephenson. Some of the stories are fact based, some pure fiction. Contains 10 photographs. Print version published 2009. **PRICE REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME**
Kiss Kiss
By Gwen Grant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(4.00 from 1 review)
Set in the 1950s, when sixteen year old Lamour stumbles across a secret love affair she finds herself in great danger.
Kill
By John Ivor
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
Brilliant swordsman and heroic in stature, young Jeremy has only one weakness as he faces his greatest challenge. He is a coward.
Arthur Rhyfelfawr
By Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
Excerpt from priest's court log, Aberffraw: "I am Arthur, son of King Uthr of the Pecsa. I pledge my loyalty in all things until such time as I am able to return to my homeland and avenge my father." The boy is scrawny but forthright. I would wager he would have made an excellent holy man, and he will make for a terrifying king if he ever carves out a kingdom.
Le Coeur de la Mer
By Natascha Scrivener
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
A tale of two little girls who befriend each other whilst on board RMS Titanic.