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Forty Acres and a Mule
Price: Free! Words: 7,330. 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.
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 3 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: 2,090. 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 Swillng'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 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
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.
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.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Our Flag
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Historical » USA
A poetic thought on Veterans day for all those that have sacrificed. Serving our country is more than self. The flag stands for more than just freedom and should be respected not being tossed around and burned by those that aren't willing to do and to give beyond self. Please enjoy and happy Veterans day!
Bridget's Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » USA
A married Irish immigrant couple looks into the upcoming Civil War with trepidation. He wants a stable country for his family to grow up in; she wants her family together, alive... Wars tear families apart, Civil Wars being the worst. Rob and Bridget look into their own hearts as US Civil War begins to engulf them.
The Legend of Cyclone Young
Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Historical » USA
As long as baseball is played in Newcomerstown, Ohio, no one there will ever forget what happened on July 4, 1876.
Mr. Meek For President
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Mr. Meek, age 83, was so disappointed with the calibre of the choices for President that he posted in this Facebook page that he could do better. Someone suggest he run. And he did! This book tells what happened when he attempted to win the Presidency. You also learn whether he became president.
26 Miles
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The day after the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013 I felt compelled to write a short story, but I never released it. Now I am. There is no political agenda, it is not based on a true story, it is just a story.
The Well
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1588, the Roanoke Colony (later known as the Lost Colony, as not a single colonist was found when revisited in 1590), an English settlement in present-day North Carolina, USA, is overrun by a Native American tribe. A male settler flees the onslaught. He avoids capture, yet gets trapped. A slow, agonizing death awaits, but then a sign of hope appears. Approx. 1600 words. Historical fiction.

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