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An Uninvited Guest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
The end of segregation made little difference in the daily lives of old Miss Minnie and her day-helper, Lula. But when a figment of Miss Minnie’s addled imagination threatens Lula's long-held job security, Lula uses the old, entrenched rules of segregation to dispel that figment -- with surprising results. A short story.
The Best and the Brightest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
In a 1960s Chicago where Bobby Kennedy serves as president, Mayor Daley rules the city and Martin Luther King, Jr. finds himself victim to a failed assassination attempt, the African-American community hoped Willis would change the world. But when his chance comes in the form of a story implicating Kennedy and Daley in the hit on King, Willis must make a choice: fame or self-preservation.
A Live Wire in Deadwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Tennesseans West: Beginning a new series of short stories about people from the Volunteer State who made an impact in the American West! In this first entry, by Tom Wood, a young reporter finds an unexpected story when he meets an elderly black man on a train who has a fascinating past: he is Nat Love, formerly known as Deadwood Dick…
Across the River - an 1800s Black / Native American Novella
Price: Free! Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Part black. Part Irish. Part Lumbee Indian. Wholly determined to protect her family. Naomi Jackson made a mistake. Born in the tumultuous years following the American Revolution, she embraced change, excitement, and adventure. So when the Devil Bill Williams swaggered into town, she launched into his arms, determined that her love for him could overcome all obstacles. It couldn't.
Weathered Bird: A Jazz Age Novelette (House of Black Flowers Short)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in the dance halls and speakeasies of prohibition era Philadelphia, comes a story of finding love before finding ones self.
The Wind Sculpture
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
It is the hottest day in the summer of 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi. The March on Washington and the words of Martin Luther King JR ring loud and clear in the town, yet crowds have congregated around the town square with only hatred on their minds. One boy remains rooted by the town centre determined to honour the memory of his father, undeterred by the swelling crowd determined to silence him.
Isolation (Life Prison: Mercy's Prisoner #4)
Series: Life Prison, 1.4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
A prisoner's life takes an unexpected turn when he learns he may be able to play a role in changing the harsh conditions at Mercy Life Prison. To do so will mean risking what remains of his life, as well as turning away from the only life he has known. What reward can he hope to receive in exchange for such a sacrifice?
Cherry Blossoms and The Delta Cotton - written by Jimi Massey and Marty Denton
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
this poem is about the Japanese American internment camp in Rhower, Arkansas during WWII. It is about the innocense of youth that helps the healing bridge of differing opinion.
The Cook's House: A Seeming Tale to a Southron
Price: Free! Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1950s rural Mississippi Delta, young Albert Sidney McClanahan stands on the cusp of manhood. Yearning for answers to life’s eternal mysteries, he turns to Lucy, his family’s colored cook, for comfort and wisdom. Despite the gulf between them, imposed by race and culture, Albert and Lucy form a bond of love and affection that can never be spoken, only remembered in the fullness of time.
A True Mulatto Face
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(1.00 from 1 review)
Trouble brews when it's discovered the King of England's betrothed is of black African descent.
The Man from Conant Gardens
You set the price! Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
“First of all, there are fifty-eight slaves on this plantation who are lighter than some of the whites in this room. These so-called ‘passers’ will be hated for being too ‘white’, or ridiculed by their own by not accepting their black partition. They can mingle among us or be stoned by us as well. When slavery ends, what do we do with these passers?” said Benjamin Godly in 1848 before the war.
OBAMA OR OSAMA Ocube
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
An obvious choice, yet hard to make. Between the old and the young. The terror and the hero. The sword and the pen. The black and the white. A noble Nobel peace prize and a downing of the WTC. A birth and a death certificate. It's Obama or Osama on the ballot in your heart.
Liza Jane No-Name
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by House of Lit. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Placed in the time of the Civil War, this literary short story carries us through darkness into light, as a young black girl finds her power and liberation in an unexpected place.
Crossing The Dead Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
If you liked the book and the movie True Grit, you'll LOVE this Western/historical fiction novel based on the real-life exploits of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves. Bass Reeves was one of the first African American lawmen West of the Mississippi. During his long career serving under the court of the "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker, Reeves arrested more than 3,000 men and killed 14.
Chronicles of a Nappi Head
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Chronicles of a Nappi Head is a collection of tales that will excite the spirit, it may reveal times and places that you have never experienced, or it may simply bring back memories of past occurrences that have been in the back of your mind.
Extreme Midnight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Still haunted by the loss of the woman he loves, Travis Redman, aka Memphis Red, has been asked to facilitate the return of WWII expatriate musician, Clinton Shorter, to the United States. Memphis Red finds himself trapped between opposing interests because unknown to him, Shorter possesses a dangerous secret and powerful forces will seemingly stop at nothing to prevent his return.
A Fateful Discovery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,360. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
When a reluctant Justice Department lawyer blows the whistle on a clandestine plan authored by America's ruling elite, a tsunami of events unfolds. The bombshell uncovers a psychological warfare waged against a perceived enemy that ultimately backfires.
A Fateful Discovery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,360. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
When a reluctant Justice Department lawyer blows the whistle on a clandestine plan authored by America's ruling elite, a tsunami of events unfolds. The bombshell uncovers a psychological warfare waged against a perceived enemy that ultimately backfires.
SteampunX - Episode Three: The Railroad Underground
Price: Free! Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
On the run from a dark legacy, the man called Thunder and a group of fugitive slaves escape through the backwoods of New France. Freedom waits in the city-state of Liberia, if they can put aside their differences and evade capture. Meanwhile the organization known as the Factory has transformed slaves into bio-mechanical zombies and set them like dogs on the path of the fleeing mob.
The Barefoot Sergeant
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Short historical fiction. What happens to the "primitive" or "primal" art from Africa? The prices of African art are fueled by strange prejudices. In this story about Benin, a hero from the 1930s escapes oblivion and finds a home.