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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.
That Tender Light: An Owen Family Novella
Price: Free! Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short novella, acclaimed author Marsha Ward tells the story of the Owen Family origins, describing in her delicate language the tender feelings of two people who need to find each other in a very small window of time.
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.
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: 1,030. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Cordova
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An early story from the enigmatic Cordova, who's identity has remained a mystery for over 70 years. Previously thought lost, The Currator is likely one of the author's early mature works as it contains many of the themes present throughout his(hers?) body of work, though the nested narratives and labyrinthine structure, which would come to define the author's major works, are only in their nascent
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.
Withering Away at the Homestead
Price: Free! Words: 14,680. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
How do you keep yourself occupied when even in old age, you’re spry and healthy? Adrian finds out the hard way when the family decides to move, without him! Now living in a retirement home, he finds ways to busy himself, and discovers that his help is not wanted.
Anthony Knight's Houses Part 2
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Alternative history
In the same manner that reviews of products and books are presented on amazon and other web sites, everyone in our country may express an opinion. In this short ebook, Anthony Knight expresses his further opinions on Houston houses that he likes: 922 Knox, 6116 Tyne, 6118 Tyne, 6122 Tyne, 928 Knox, 6301 thru 6306 Prague, 6408-A Taggart, 6125 Tyne.
When Timbers Start
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
Originally published in THE NEW HAVEN REVIEW, this story features a young married couple who struggle through the rough landscape of Southern Illinois in the late 1950's. They argue over the purchase of a five-dollar-a-month Sears and Roebuck kitchen table, but it ends up saving lives.
Life is a Cabernet: A Companion Wine Novella to The Winemakers
Price: Free! Words: 32,690. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From Jan Moran, the author of The Winemakers from St. Martin’s Press, comes a novella that’s as rich and irresistible as a fine cabernet wine. Henri Laurent is everything Napa wine publicist Juliana Cardona desires—intelligent, handsome, wealthy, and widowed—but is the mysterious vintner really who he says he is, and can her heart risk the chance of love once more?
The Hawk: Part Ten
Series: The Hawk. Price: Free! Words: 57,680. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Lynne prepares for changes while in Texas John Doe still possesses no memory of his family. Aware of Laurie’s plans to move west, Stanford travels for a baby’s birth, but finds no trace of Eric. Jane remembers Stanford, but will Laurie let that man back into his heart?
What Child Is This?
Price: Free! Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
In the Depression Era Midwest, a lost boy, a grieving mother, and a small town deputy sheriff try to bring about a Christmas miracle.
Like Knights of Old
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
Like Knights of Old is the inspiring tale of Alice Jung, a Chinese-American teenager who learns to take life's obstacles by the throat and squeeze until it gives her at least some of what she wants. Oh, and a sea monster. Can't have an uplifting story about overcoming obstacles without a sea monster, after all.

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