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Time Gate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This is a short story. East Berlin, behind the wall. Back before Reagan exhorted Gorbachev to tear it down. Back when there was a true, physical meaning to "the dark side". He wanted out. Difficult, but not impossible. The trick was, how did he get his Anna out with him? Then the portal in the wall opened for just the briefest of time. Could they squeek through before it slammed shut again?
Квартиры
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: Russian. Published: February 4, 2013 by Wiener Literat. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Квартиры - маленькие сцены большого театра жизни, где комедия соседствует с трагедией. Квартиры и их обитатели, характеры и судьбы. Вспоминая свою юность, автор переносит нас во Львов 50-60 годов прошлого века, воссоздает неповторимую атмосферу эпохи, когда светлые идеалы и вера в будущее помогали жить в суровом настоящем.
Socks Without Holes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Cedric is a Union soldier who is fighting in the Civil War. While stationed at his camp and searching for supplies, he meets a sly sutler who possesses a devious personality.
Another Paris Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Love in Paris in WW2, or something like it.
The Emperor Germanicus
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Series: Novelettes, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Germanicus was groomed to be the leader of the Roman Empire but he died young. Far in the future, Marcus Geni, like many others, believed Germanicus could have and should have become emperor. He believed it so strongly he stole a time machine and made it happen. Sort of. He inserted himself into Germanicus's timeline and made himself emperor, which wasn't quite the same thing.
Wessex Tales: "Crossing" (Story 31)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Long ago, the ancient lady in the darkened bed had been the first white woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Or had she been the first to walk around it? Whatever the truth, that legend from her lifetime would soon die with her. Unconscious on her deathbed, scenes from her life run through her head while caregivers chatter around her. [1976]
Encounter With Destiny
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013 by Highland Press Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A Short World War II romance - Nadia Rajak was Rom. Persecuted by Hitler as much as the Jews were, her people weren’t inclined to heal wounded German soldiers. Yet, when she finds a German captain unconscious and bleeding in the woods, what is she to do? She’s a nurse, sworn to help heal, not kill. But in taking him back to her camp, she brings prikaza—bad luck—to her people.
Dracula's Revenge
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Winter, 1476. Prince Vlad's forces are defeated by the Turks and the prince killed in battle. Fast-forward several months. Rumors of a demon terrorizing the village reach the ears of Sultan Mehmed, who dispatches Colonel Orhan and a company of five hundred men to deal with the rumors. But rumors are the last thing they need to worry about...
Steam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a short story. Back before internal combustion engines, steam engines powered our farms and industry. This is the story of three generations of farmers who try to keep the traditions alive. Each generation brings with it the knowledge and abilities required to function in its time. In a bright green meadow on a brisk fall day, all three generations find their place.
Anzac Spirit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Gallipoli, ANZAC SPIRIT is about a sixteen year old boy, who went to war seeking adventure. What he found was the true horrors of war. It is also a story about mateship and the hardship faced by the diggers.
Topanga Pete and the Temple of Fire Book One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Topanga and his trusted friend, Dutch, go from high in the Himalaya’s, to the jungles of South America in their pursuit of The Temple of Fire. With the dastardly Dr. Quaterie on their trail and the introduction of the femme fatale Elise, the due must find the temple while keeping the fact they have the Amulet of Fire a secret. This is a novelette length adventure.
Wessex Tales: "For Viviana's Wedding" (Story 16)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Viviana de Eskelling was the last in the family line of the Norman Schelins. Her family had held Okeford for 200 years. A single woman (a woman sole) was disadvantaged in law. So around 1287 Viviana married Bartholomew Turberville, taking Okeford into the Turberville estates. (Thomas Hardy tweaked 'Turberville' into 'D'Urberville'.) In Okeford, villagers prepare for their lady’s wedding.
Our Sunset Wall of Remembrance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
A Grantaburgh Short ~ A Melancholy Tale. A duel bourn of class divide results in a man waking alone in The Wilderness. A bullet in his temple and prostrate atop the corpses of The Ferryman’s Pit, he recalls the fate that dragged him there.
Jenny Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: British English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Jenny Stories are about the experiences Jennifer Thomas growing up in 1940s and 1950s. The setting is London and depicts the life of Jennifer and her brothers, David and Bryn in the aftermath of World War II.
The Worth of Rubies - A Victorian Short Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft… A Victorian-set short mystery of approx. 5,000 words. Includes a bonus chapter of Anthea's RITA-nominated Victorian romantic adventure, PASSIONATE.
Wessex Tales: "Schelin's Daughter" (Story 14)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The Norman knight Schelin (from whom the village of Shilling Okeford or Shillingstone takes its name) was awarded the manor of Okeford for his service to King William at the Battle of Hastings. Schelin holds the richest agricultural land in Dorset, but he still has a problem. His daughter would rather get herself to a nunnery than marry well. A Saxon wise woman’s potions are called for. (c.1085)
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This story in the "Wessex Tales" collection—"Julia" (Story 11)—is sequel to "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10). It was Julia’s parents who commissioned their villa's magnificent mosaic floor in the previous tale; as a child, she watched the master-mosaicist lay it. As "Julia" begins, Julia is a young woman angry at life, angrier at expectations, and resisting marriage. (circa 335 CE)
Camelthorn Giants: Explore
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Price: Free! Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a historic novel about Coenraad de Buys and his quest to find the African cities of gold.
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The earliest known mosaic floor to depict Christ was laid in a remote Roman villa in Dorset around 325 CE. (Discovered under meadow grass in 1963 it was moved to the British Museum.) The larger end of this mosaic measures 17 feet by 15, the smaller end, 16½ feet by 8. Why lay this magnificent floor in rustic Dorset? “The Face in the Floor" gives the origins of this floor an imaginative history.
Wessex Tales: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Turig, a Bronze Age farmer, tells his grandson how he had been drafted for labor service decades before. The work was long and dangerous but his supervisor’s flirtatious daughter presented the larger threat. Two years later, Turig helped lift the last sarsen stone onto a structure we know as Stonehenge. [PS: New research revises this date by a full millennium, from 3,600 to 4,600 years ago.]