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The Hawk: Part Thirteen
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 67,840. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
In the conclusion, Seth and Adrienne make a lasting commitment as Eric attempts to do the same. Stanford and Klaudia are shaken from their usual reticence by a truth that alters all within the Snyders’ realm. Eric receives an unexpected gift when a hawk returns while Lynne realizes a cherished dream as Laurie and Marek do likewise.
Book Bites: Snippets in Time
Price: Free! Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018 by UviP. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Drift back in time with award winning S. R. Mallery, as she presents some excerpts––or “snippets”–– pulled out of her books. They range from an American family saga to full, historical adventures involving sewing; from a U.S. Civil War Romeo and Juliet couple defying all odds to a 1926 Old Hollywood murder mystery; from both a colorful Western romance and a Nazi spy thriller to short stories
Stomach-gut
Price: Free! Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » USA
A boy's need for intestinal fortitude compels a grandfather to share his tale of courage and commitment. What begins as a simple mission to fortify a child's mettle becomes a binding legacy that transcends families and friends and serves to teach us all what the term "guts" truly means.
Typewriter vs. Word Processor
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
An old skool mechanical typewriter and a modern day word processor debate with each other over whether or not the typewriter still serves a purpose in the 21st century.
The Hawk: Part Twelve
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Eric’s reunion with the New Yorkers is marred by Stanford’s reticence, but Klaudia’s surprise return offers Marek a second chance. As Lynne contemplates adding to their family, Eric’s guilt over what happened in Texas threatens the couple’s marriage; will Eric ever accept the truth about Pop Bellevue’s death?
The Other Santa
Price: Free! Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Angie has traveled with her father/tutor to many towns affected by the recession. James, the reporter, has caught up with them and that isn't good. Lies and secrets are bound to be exposed by him, with a merry Ho, Ho or without one.
Hauntin' Taunton - The State Asylum
Price: Free! Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
Taunton State Hospital: an eerie New England campus of forty ornate 19th century buildings that have housed some of America’s most bizarre and dangerous criminals – murderous monsters who avoided the hangman’s rope only because they were judged to be lunatics. Sometimes punishment comes from a different source, as Poison Ivy (the Hug and Drug Killer) and "Cannabelle" are about to find out.
The Home For Wayward Children
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Religious
(2.00 from 1 review)
After their mother abandons them, two sisters in the early 1900's struggle to get along with each other and with the world at large. Cover art by Gabriellyn Gidman.
Forty Acres and a Mule
Price: Free! Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Josh Barnes has had most of his land stolen, and he marries a black girl just after the civil war. John Bertram is dead set on having the girl back on his farm. He takes her by force.
Living the Blues
Price: Free! Words: 46,810. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mike Howard's greatest desire was to experience the thrill of performing in a Jazz band. He was very interested in the history of jazz, especially the jazz era of the 1930's. He never dreamed that he would get the chance to fulfill his f=dream. His life would never be the same.
A Prisoner's Dilemma
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Desperate not to end up just like his father, a felon struggles with what may turn out to be the worst decision of his life. This story was my second round entry in NYC Midnight‘s 2017 Short Story Challenge. The writing prompts in my brief were: Historical Fiction | A Tunnel | A New Father.
Getting Rid of Swilling's Mills
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Swilling’s Mills was one of hundreds of tiny communities sprouting up in the scorched soil of the American West in the late 1800s. Most of those rowdy, untamed towns died off quickly. “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat, the name of this village should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on the back of a mule,” said Grover Jeffries, the owner of the mercantile store.
The Hawk: Part Eleven
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
As Marek and Klaudia are reunited, John Doe begins his journey home. A stranger facilitates the return of John’s memories, but for Marek, Klaudia’s presence stirs mixed emotions that erupt in passion shared, then recriminations suffered by both. Lynne celebrates a loved one’s homecoming as Marek wonders if Klaudia is lost to him forever.
The Visit
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
An unexpected visit doesn't mean it was appreciated. This is a story based on a real milk jug which was given as a wedding present in 1909. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, Irene.
All Up: Odyssey of the Rocketmen
You set the price! Words: 218,640. Language: American English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
ALL UP is the thrilling behind-the-scenes saga of the first Space Age, which dramatizes the lives of its three Godfathers: Faustian engineer Wernher von Braun; occultist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jack Parsons; and the Soviet Union's principal designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev—as told by the author who brought you the amazing stories behind STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES!
The Life and Death of Blinstrubs
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The life and times of one of America's most successful nightclubs - Blinstrub's Village. Follow the story of the venue and its glittering stars from the beginning right through to the tragic and needless end. Bill Russo draws the tale from his memories as a student in Boston's Kenmore Square in the 1960s as well as from a personal relationship to one of the key players in the club's orchestra.
The Sky Fell on Alabama
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
A graphic photo of an injured woman compelled me to research the picture and discover the back-story of the most unique person in the entire history of he world. Read on to get 'the rest of the story'.
Something Scary
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this brief flash fiction drama that takes place in the Old South shortly before the American civil war, two young men decide to meet upon the proverbial “field of honor” to settle their differences regarding the love of a woman.
Finding Michante
Price: Free! Words: 45,490. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After fighting first alongside the Redlegs and then the Missouri Bushwackers in the Civil War, James Quinn rides into Nebraska Territory to escape the war. He loses his wife and child and spends the next two with the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers.
Quinn's War
Price: Free! Words: 90,360. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Jamie Quinn is shot and left for dead by three men hunting an escaped slave. He crosses the state of Missouri and finds himself riding first with Jennison’s Jayhawkers and then with Bolin’s bushwackers. He saves one of the men he has been chasing from being sold downriver and, brings down a corrupt plantation owner.

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