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Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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.
Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1) by Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
“The Infant and the Hare” is the first, earliest story in Fripp’s new collection, “Wessex Tales: eight thousand years in the life of an English village.” Stone Age hunters make camp on Okeford Hill. As dawn breaks the men go hunting while a woman gives birth. And the end? In an age when human beliefs were much different than ours, the end is mystical.
Past-Life in Japan by White Feather
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The thought-provoking story of a man's life in Ancient Japan. Desparately seeking enlightenment, his life's path leads through extreme situations which inform him of what enlightment is not....
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?
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
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)
The White Rider by Elijah Stephens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,300. 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.
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.
Byzantium, Book 1: Dead Men's Road by I.A. Watson
Price: Free! 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.
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.
Cassandra's Children by Manuela
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...
Reloj de arena by Alexander Copperwhite
Price: Free! Words: 9,950. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Alejandro Magno rompe el nudo gordiano y conquista la ciudad, pero los restos dejados tienen un poder inimaginable. Dos sacerdotes recogerán ese poder y... sólo unos pocos lograrán descubrir lo que ocultan.
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.
Iphigenia by Angus Brownfield
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Agamemnon, elected leader of the Greek expedition against Troy, must submit to an angry godess’s demand for human sacrifice or face rebellion from the assembled army.
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.
Bloodlines by Robert Hill
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
During the time of the Pharoahs of Egypt, the goddess Bastet is sent by Ra to prevent the murder of the expectant mother of the next Pharoah, but the future is clouded as to the identity of the killer. Bastet must discover who is to be the murderer, and thereby thwart the chaos certain to ensue should the future heir be kept from being born. But time is running out and disaster appears imminent.