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Danny Boy and Tennie
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Series: American Frontier--Short Stories by Richard Puz, Story 5 . Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
TWO AMERICAN FRONTIER SHORT STORIES in the 1800S Danny Boy Whimsical and humorous, a riverbank tavern is the setting for pioneers quenching their thirst after a long wagon train journey to Indiana. It’s a roaring good time until knives are pulled. Tennie Storms on the plains are dangerously evil as the wagon train seeks shelter. Chris must work fast to save his Tennie. A love story with action.
Gem of the Sea
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Series: Amazons. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The two strangers claim to be looking for a goldsmith. What they want is someone to murder and blame for the theft they committed.
Amazon Prince
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Series: Amazons. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Meeting his new wife's family is one thing. Winning over the queen of a land where men have no legal standing whatsoever increases the challenge. Can he make a place in a culture that doesn't even have a word for 'husband'?
Crafty Corsair
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Series: The Lady Pirates · Pirates: Abigail. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Outsmarting a lone lawman is one thing. Making an entire clipper disappear is very much another. But the captain's daughter is every bit as smart as she is determined.
Sense of Menace
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Series: The Lady Pirates. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
They prowl the river and prey on hapless travelers with far more riches than common sense. In particular, they relish stealing from the tyrannical king. When the son of their enemy warns them they're in danger, the crew must decide if he's sincere--or part of a trap.
Dragon Empress of the Sea
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Series: The Lady Pirates. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
When the leader of a pirate fleet is challenged by a prince no longer willing to pay tribute, she needs to decide how much she'll risk to bring him back in line.
Race for the Gold Lion
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Series: The Lady Pirates · Amazons. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Bluetrix Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Ancient Amazons, and pirates as well! Theolonia and her crew live outside all the laws of the land.
Song of the Ancient Horseman
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Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This story is a brief memoir on the life of a 100-year-old Indian whose lifetime encompassed the birth of the transcontinental railroad and man’s first steps on the Moon. Of course, he had his own unique perspective on the whole century. And quite a perspective it was.
the BIG BUMP at Number 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Canada
The most severe bump in North American mining history, where 74 died and 100 survived, is a heart wrenching tale of survival and endurance. Susan’s brother and her friend’s father are miners.Both miners were to work the afternoon shift, in which the Big Bump occurred. Susan’s account of events just after the Bump gives insight into what it was like to live in a small coal mining town.
The White House
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Price: Free! Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two women reach for happiness amid the dangers of an eighteenth century colony. Annie Simpson is captured by Blackbeard and taken to an inn called The White House. There she meets Lizzie Poole, the innkeeper's daughter who longs for happiness of her own. Based on the legend of the Hammock House in Beaufort, North Carolina.
Two for the South
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You set the price! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A daring fictional attempt by Union forces on the Mississippi River to capture the Rebel ironclad CSS Arkansas is the first short story. Our second feature is a dispatch rider attempting to pass through the lines. Total length 4100 words.
The Watchmaker
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Wilhelm Plum, a mild mannered shopkeeper, has turned a blind eye to the growing anti-Semitism in his country, naively believing that no harm will come to his brilliant young business partner, Ruben Geller. But as tension mounts throughout the fall of 1938, he can no longer ignore the danger.
The Wise Woman of Ste-Agathe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Clara loves being a midwife, but she wants an easier life for her daughter, one not filled with long hours and hard work. But the strange woman who comes to her door late one night has different ideas.
The Wet Nurse
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"A distaff does not rule like a sword."
For Viktor. The story of Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
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You set the price! Words: 7,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Based on fact, and historically accurate, 'For Viktor' is written in Modest Mussorgsky’s own voice as he guides a young companion around the picture exhibition held in honour of his friend Viktor Hartman at the Academy of Artists in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1874. It was this exhibition which inspired Mussorgsky to write the suite of music he called 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
The Guard House and Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Knuckledown Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
This collection of short-short stories carries readers back in time to the post-Civil War era and to the short-lived military post Fort Stevenson, which stood on the frontier near the banks of the Missouri River in Dakota Territory. This work was produced under the Artist-in-Residency Program with the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department and the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
The Champ Escapes
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Series: The All Nations Team. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As if newly promoted coach George Grunion's job wasn't hard enough... He has a team of men (and one woman) from around the world, from all nationalities, and they're barely scraping by in the early years of the first world war. And then, the team faces off against Jack Johnson, the heavyweight champ of the world, in a winner-takes-all baseball game. Part of The All Nations Team (also an ebook).
Battle For No Man's Land
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Slim Raymond had a good business and a good wife but he couldn't measure up to his father-in-law. He talked his wife into moving to a new land where the land was free for the taking. The only problem was holding on to it. If Mother Nature or the insects or the animals didn't try to get it back, there were the Road Trotters. They were the worst animals of all.
The Shoemaker's Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.29 from 7 reviews)
++ A short story ++ 1807. As a young boy, Brogan O'Malley encounters the strange and enigmatic Darcy, on the streets of Edinburgh. Ten years pass and Brogan, now a petty thief, meets her once again and is surprised to see she has not aged one day.
The Final Testament of William Crook, Once a Bodyguard to the President
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A steadfast bodyguard who played too small a role in America’s first great national tragedy is haunted for a lifetime by what happened and how he didn't change the course of history.