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Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Mapmaker by Brent Meranda
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient(5.00 from 1 review)
A border town in Ancient China is a perilous place—especially for a desolate girl with no father. So, when Cricket bumps into an administrator’s wife with a bag full of copper coins, she eagerly agrees to deliver her firewood. But why does the woman need firewood in the summer? And why do soldiers stop and question them? Does it have anything to do with the raid at Xitang last Spring?
Caesar and Cleopatra: A Tale of Julius Caesar by Anne Spackman
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The final tale in the Tales of Julius Caesar series of stories. Caesar has journeyed to Egypt where he meets Cleopatra. The story continues until the end of Caesar's life.
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11) by Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This story in the "Wessex Tales" collection—"Julia" (Story 11)—is sequel to "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10). It was Julia’s parents who commissioned their villa's magnificent mosaic floor in the previous tale; as a child, she watched the master-mosaicist lay it. As "Julia" begins, Julia is a young woman angry at life, angrier at expectations, and resisting marriage. (circa 335 CE)
A Journey of One Thousand Miles: the Story of Ruth and Naomi by D. Avraham
Price: Free! Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient(3.00 from 2 reviews)
An exciting retelling of the biblical narrative of Ruth weaves the Bible story with the ancient legend and tradition of the sages, coupled with a dash of creative fiction to bring the story to life for the modern reader. This is an excerpt from the series The Shepherd King
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story by Luciana Cavallaro
Price: Free! Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
The White Rider (The Floating World Book 4) by Elijah Stephens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic(5.00 from 1 review)
In ancient Japan, while the nobles are getting ready for the biggest war in the island’s history, a young man enters the Capital and goes head to head against the corruption of the Yakuza.
The End of Cleo by Kaysoon Khoo
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: British English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
An original rendition of the death scene of Cleopatra, presented in the form of a dialogue between the Egyptian queen and her handmaiden, Charmion. All inhibitions are scattered to the four winds as the two women unburden their souls and speak their minds before they die. As the author himself calls this piece "ghastly", you have a good idea what to expect!
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10) by Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The earliest known mosaic floor to depict Christ was laid in a remote Roman villa in Dorset around 325 CE. (Discovered under meadow grass in 1963 it was moved to the British Museum.) The larger end of this mosaic measures 17 feet by 15, the smaller end, 16½ feet by 8. Why lay this magnificent floor in rustic Dorset? “The Face in the Floor" gives the origins of this floor an imaginative history.
From The Deer Forest: A Story of Wolves by G. Lowell Tollefson
Price: Free! Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » General
Before Europeans arrived in the Pacific Northwest rainforest, deer, wolves, elk and man lived in balance. This story follows a single pack of wolves in the pristine wilderness of what we now call the Olympic Mountains and the Hoh River valley as they give birth, raise their young, fight for survival, and endure as part of this majestic web of life.
First Flight of Abbas Ibn Firnas by Brian Bigelow
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient(3.00 from 1 review)
Have you wondered what the first glider flight was like? It happened in 875 A.D. and Abbas Ibn Firnas was the one who accomplished the feat.
Age of Obsidian by Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This essay gives a brief overview of the central character, Kediak. It also provides a setting for the age; the struggle for survival as the glaciers continue to drain water away and make it impossible for flora to survive. It also provides a brief glimpse into the more mysterious elements he will encounter in his travels. These are not fantastic stories, they are historical science fiction.
Byzantium, Book 1: Dead Men's Road by I.A. Watson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In Byzantium Book One: Dead Men’s Road, a beautiful woman tasked with delivering a sealed package to the Invisible College in Byzantium is pursued by merciless bandits, relentless undead, and a charming scoundrel who has nothing to lose.
Cassandra's Children by Manuela Cardiga
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A Goddess' gift of Sight to her chosen people is abused, and her vengence will be fearful. Pray to the Gods the caul before your eyes is never ripped away, pray you never see the future...
Sekhmet's Revenge Volume 1 through 4 by Stacy A. Moran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Art of Safkhet. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A series published in Volumes... Over a thousand years ago one act of kindness set into play a fate that would be the down fall of Sekhmet. Present day,two sisters hold the key to unleash a wrath unlike anything the world has ever seen before.
Billy by Lynn Wade
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » Ancient(4.00 from 1 review)
'Billy' is about a young boy growing into manhood. Billy grows from an awkward young man to find his life's purpose.It is a short story set in rural Western Australia in the years before the outbreak of World War 1.
В древних Фивах by Randall McMullan
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: Russian. Published: June 12, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Девушка-археолог, находясь в Египте на западном берегу Нила вблизи современного Луксора (древние Фивы), решает сходить в-одиночку к развалинам храма. В результате несчастного случая у нее происходит помутнение сознания. Она впадает в транс, представляя себя реинкарнацией древнеегипетской царицы, и оказывается свидетельницей собственных похорон в Долине Цариц. Перевел с английского Boris Seaweed.
The Great Libraries by Alex Vaugn
Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Emmie Kirkwood is delighted when the Gateway Roadhouse insists she take a day off. Finding herself in ancient Egypt, she can think of only one thing. Spending her precious day at the most fabled library in the ancient world: The Alexandria Library. She didn't expect to also arrive the day of an equally famous fire. A Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles Egyptian steampunk adventure novelette.
Quintus Saturnus The Time of Five Emperors by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Amidst the chaos of Rome's civil wars, Quintus Saturnus the mason works hard to produce busts for the Imperial Cult. But constant regime change makes getting paid difficult. Inspired by Robert Grave’s I Claudius and Gore Vidal’s Julian, this is an account of how one man negotiated the anarchy of 68-69AD - the Time of Five Emperors.