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Potatoes to Gold
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.
Rose Of Skibbereen, The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The first book in a family saga about Rose Sullivan, an Irish girl who comes to Philadelphia in 1880 and finds love, heartache, loss, and unexpected joy during the tumultuous years around the turn of the century. She marries an Irish mystery man named Sean McCarthy, who has a violent past and a secret life, and he takes her to new heights and depths of passion.
After the Dance
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
The Gunpowder, Torture and Sorrow
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(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 Touch of Hemp
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In 1897, Alfred Hamilton was the country's number one respected hangman. All that changed the morning he came to hang Conrad Edgar Stubbs.
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
The Battlefield: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: 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.
Gaslight
Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(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...
Open Hands
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A very short western story about an Indian guide with a creative solution to a small town's outlaw problem.
Reminiscence
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
As the sun sets and night creeps into the grounds, an old gentleman prepares for dinner. That evening he receives a visit from an old acquaintance, whose visit changes both their lives forever. A gripping story of love, nostalgia, ambition and betrayal, Reminiscence is the latest story from the 'Forgotten Tales' saga by Jake Murphy.
Marshal
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Summer was still in the air when Murdock walked down the main street of the town. He was no longer Marshal Murdock. Now, he was John Murdock, rancher and private citizen. But trouble was brewing between a cattleman and a farmer that could end in a gun showdown. And the new marshal wasn't dealing with it. What should Murdock do?
The Crossed Guns
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"...the crossed guns in Mr. Howard's parlor drew me like a magnet." That how my grandfather began his favorite story. His pa, my great-grandfather, had been the marshal of a quiet Ozark town that one day erupted in gunfire and an old-fashioned shootout. As a 10-year-old, my grandfather witnessed the gun battle. (This fictionalized account is loosely based on the assassination of Jesse James.)
Mighty Fortress
You set the price! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An Austrian pastor helps a Jewish family escape the Nazis, but their elderly grandmother must stay behind. He hides her in the church, caring for her and learning from her, until one fateful Christmas Eve.
The Kennedy Coup
Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
With a new, never-published photo. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sees key facts fading from memory. In a world enthralled by instant communication and immediate conclusions, the simplest solutions are embraced. Questions of “Why” the assassination happened are forgotten. This recalls that the proof of any conspiracy lies in what happens after the coup.
A Perfect Nanny
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Whittakers were stunned when they discovered that Meddie, their devoted nanny, had disappeared. They considered her a part of the family, so when she left without a trace they were puzzled and upset. Not only was Meddie a perfect nanny, she always seemed to know what was going to happen before it occurred. Where had Meddie gone and what did she know that she wasn’t willing to tell them?
Mowbray Brothers
Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer, and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet.
Barn Dance
Price: Free! Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by eXcessica Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After months of furtive assignations that leave Ash cold and unsatisfied, his lover leaves him for a life of riches and respectability. Angry and heartbroken, Ash has noone to confide in until neighboring farmers Seth and Dougal discover his secret love. In their passionate embraces, Ash learns that love which uses and manipulates is not true love.
Gideon's Way
Series: Rivers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015 by Two Square Books Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a brief glimpse into the world of Gideon Fletcher. He's a decent guy-- with a penchant for calamity. Life is just full of hiccups and never asks for Gideon's vote on anything. Neither does the sheriff. Or the judge. Or his court appointed guard, come to that.
The Second Lost Tale of Mercia: Ethelred the King
Series: Lost Tales of Mercia, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
"The Lost Tales of Mercia" are ten short tales that can be enjoyed as quick glimpses into the swashbuckling history of ancient England or read alongside the full-length novel, "Eadric the Grasper." Young Ethelred wants little more than to impress his half-brother, Edward. But when a conspiracy develops against Edward's future reign, Ethelred finds himself at the center of its success.
The Third Lost Tale of Mercia: Aydith the Aetheling
Series: Lost Tales of Mercia, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
“The Lost Tales of Mercia” are ten short stories that can be enjoyed as quick glimpses into the swashbuckling history of ancient England or read in addendum to the novel, "Eadric the Grasper." Aydith is a young aetheling whose distrust of the Norsemen often gets dismissed. With the encouragement of a kind hearth companion named Hastings, she might find another way to aid her country.