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Spearhavoc & other short tales (Alternative Histories:1066)
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Price: Free! Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The year 1066 is one of the most famous in World history, but the conquest of England was far from inevitable. Here, a collection of seven short stories describe a wide range of alternative endings. These are just a few of the many ways in which the outcome, which still affects us all today a millennium later, could have been dramatically different.
Christmas Ghosts - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the end of World War One Margaret is finding Christmas hard - she has to do the work of two men on the family farm. Can the arrival of a stranger lend some Christmas cheer?
Hathy l'éléphant
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: French. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
C'est un conte au parfum d'Angleterre victorienne et coloniale, et pourtant ce pourrait être une histoire à raconter dans le temps de Noël au cours de laquelle on fera des rencontres inattendues qui rappelleront des souvenirs à bon nombres d'entre nous.
Mary's Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle. Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?
The Lament of Sir Galahad
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A short story of a day on the journey of Sir Galahad during the quest for the Holy Grail. The story tells of his father Sir Lancelot and how Sir Galahad came to be in the Knights of the Round Table.
Tales of the Hanged Man: The Hundred Bones
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales of the Hanged Man tells the tale of William Rhys, accused of a crime and hung by the Lord of the land. Three days later, he came back to life. Now, cloaked in his burial shroud and back from the dead, William Rhys stalks the land as the dreaded Hanged Man. The hangman's rope that took his life is now his weapon of vengeance as he hunts the wicked and evil in medieval Britain.
The Pyrate's Lair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Highland Press Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A Short Story - Feisty young Tudor-era curate's daughter Mary Brandon has a fascination for pirates. But when an ill-advised foray into a sea cave turns up an actual pirate, the legendary Captain Currie, her life takes a drastic change in course.
Inkebarrow
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
William Shakespeare takes a wrong turn going beyond the fields he knows — and in the Black Bull of Inkebarrow, he finds a turn from history to magic.
SALMAN.LIFE
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Price: $1.00 USD. Language: Arabic. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Before producing content for the FogScreen® projection screen it is essential to pay attention to the installation environment’s ambient lighting, screen’s background colour and the FogScreen® unit’s position in relation to the audience. These factors have a crucial impact on the viewing experience and should be taken into consideration when designing the content’s colours, graphical elements etc.
Torc
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Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Coinneach, the might king of the Durotriges, is dead. His son, Ruadh, is king. Before his death, Coinneach made a pact with the Romans, who are now coming to meet the new king. Ruadh longs for peace and intends to honour the pact. However, the procurator, Decimus, has decided the Durotriges need bringing in line. What will Ruadh do?
A Sweet Blitz
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
'A Sweet Blitz’ is a short but sweet wartime fable. A young girl, Sarah, is given some advice from her mother: ‘never accept gifts when you do somebody a favour’, advice which Sarah subsequently ignores given the lure of chocolate. Haunted by paranoia and guilt, Sarah eventually seeks solace in the forbidden bounty that drove her mad. She is appalled by what she finds, finally learning her lesson.
166
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Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: Australian English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
166 is a dark, horrific short story about the 7/7 London bombings- from the perspective of thee home ground terrorist Germaine Lindsay. A deep, realistic portrayal of a man's last thoughts before murdering countless people.
Episode 9 - Calum's Promise
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Series: Clan - Season 1, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Calum races to Moy Hall to confront York's spy before the order to kill Jamie can be executed. What he discovers would shake any man's belief in truth and love. York plans to assassinate the prince and collect the bounty, and Calum and John walk right into the action again.
Arthur Rhyfelfawr
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Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
King Arthur prequel! 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.
Private Gimble
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Malachite Quills Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
In the horrors of the trenches of the Western Front, the daily miseries of the British soldier are compounded by the added dangers of enemy snipers. When least expected, the shrill whistle of the fatal bullet heralds one more death amongst the thousands that have already fallen. Into this war of nerves, a humble ex-poacher plies his deadly trade.
Louis Napoleon: Courting Princess Beatrice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Louis Napoleon, Emperor Napoleon III's heir, longs for Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter. He is determined to spend time alone with her, but has to contend with his parents, watchful chaperones, and the irascible Bertie, Prince of Wales. Based on events reported in court circulars and newspaper articles from February 1872. Short story 4000 words approx.
Miss Flimp's Ancestor
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 800. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Biographical / Other
Part of Miss Flimp Series of books, this book contains lots of interesting details and photographs of life in a stately home in the 19th Century. The photos of period costume and descriptions of how children were seen and not heard but influenced by servants, is part of the books charm. The book also contains a link to a review of antique dolls.The book is a fascinating glimpse of times gone by.
Die laaste groet
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Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
Gaslight
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Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 3 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...
In the Belly of the Beast
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You set the price! Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Thomas McAndrew is a stoker on the maiden voyage of a Royal Mail Steamer; the biggest and finest to fly the British flag. Thomas is disturbed by unspoken thoughts of foreboding and dread, a fear of something bad. A fire in one of the giant coal bunkers is hastening their passage across the icy North Atlantic and their course for a fateful meeting.