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The Second Mate's Cup of Tea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(SHORT STORY: HISTORICAL) Queen Victoria's seventy-first birthday. An Englishman far from home and homesick. All he wanted was a cup of English tea. Served properly. On clean china. On clean table linen. In the small port of Garibaldi, Oregon, in the dining room of the town's finest hotel what he got was something annoyingly different.
Bloody Rain - Murder, Madness & the Monsoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Bloody Rain is a short story set in the 1880s on the sailing ship, Queen Charlotte, in the Hoogly River off the Calcutta and in the Bay of Bengal - a tale of murder, madness and the monsoon.
Wessex Tales: "The Dorset Ooser Dines" (Story 26)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In the village of Child Okeford a ‘Bull’ or 'Ooser' used to show up uninvited at Christmas festivities, causing mayhem. One guest at his manor's annual ball sees an opportunity to make a good match for his daughter. He pays the Ooser to carry her off. Rescued by her otherwise timid suitor, the girl's future is assured. *The Plain Text version cannot display the photo of the Ooser in this tale.
Wessex Tales: "Crossing" (Story 31)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Long ago, the ancient lady in the darkened bed had been the first white woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Or had she been the first to walk around it? Whatever the truth, that legend from her lifetime would soon die with her. Unconscious on her deathbed, scenes from her life run through her head while caregivers chatter around her. [1976]
The Worth of Rubies - A Victorian Short Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft… A Victorian-set short mystery of approx. 5,000 words. Includes a bonus chapter of Anthea's RITA-nominated Victorian romantic adventure, PASSIONATE.
Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions
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Series: Secrets of the Lion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
"Father has started keeping secrets so deep and so large that he has locked himself in his study..." so starts the series of letters that Hannah Hunt sends to her best friend in America. With her friend's encouragement, Hannah teams up with her younger sister in hopes of solving the mystery surrounding their father. But what the girls are unaware of is just how dark and deadly his secrets are.
High Crimes and Miscreants
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this fourth volume of the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society find themselves the victims of a treacherous plot by the perfidious League of Miscreants. Framed, captured, jailed, and betrayed by one of their own, they must regain their freedom despite overwhelming evidence. In so doing, they solve a host of mysteries and set the stage for a pivotal battle.
The Spiritualist Episode
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this short story, Commander Ian Rollins from “The Thunderbolt Affair” is enjoying a rare respite from prepping his submersible crew for deployment to the Cape of Good Hope when he is summoned by the enigmatic Mr. Cooper-Smythe. This time the Admiralty’s clandestine agent requires his assistance to investigate a clairvoyant with an affinity for fire.
Imagination
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Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
what if a man indulges himself in imaginations. It is a story about a beggar in olden times wandering the streets with in extraordinary power of visualization. His imaginations introduce him to the art of transition between real and imaginary worlds.
Wicked Down Below
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Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Miriam Walker lives and works in the big city in 1902. There are monsters out in the dark streets but they are nothing compared to the wickedness humans get up to. Miriam battles wickedness both human and inhuman while always remaining prim and ladylike.
Escape from Xanadu
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this third novelette in the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society are quite literally drawn to the incomparable lost city of Zhen Atu. There they find the lost passengers and crew of the Salmagundi, and learn that the laws of physics are not as straightforward as previously believed. Indeed, the very nature and genesis of mankind are called into question.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Barking Emporium
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 6. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The great detective uncovers a convoluted conspiracy to conceal the cause of two fires, one of which results in the death of an elderly couple. Dr Watson records the fine details which lead to the exposure of the villains.
The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this first novelette of the Magnetron Chronicles series, eccentric Nineteenth Century inventor Phineas J. Magnetron reveals his association with the secretive Hogalum Society. When his mentor and Society founder Dr. Hogalum dies, Phineas embarks on a daring and improbable caper to bring the good doctor's greatest dream to fruition posthumously, thus unearthing a haunting and compelling mystery.
Nineteen Hundred
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
December 31,1899. At a dinner, hosted by her landlady, to celebrate the new century,Kathryn St. Clair meets sophisticated and handsome Gideon Thomas. His air of mystery speaks to her romantic imagination. His secrets forbid him from answering her questions. He fears the truth would throw her into madness. Their new love may end drastically before it begins.
Spring-heeled Jack and the President's Ring
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this second novelette in the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society investigate the disappearance of President Grant's West Point ring. Their investigation becomes intertwined with the mystery of Spring-heeled Jack, the shadowy terror of England, leading them from Calais to London, and back to America for a bizarre encounter with the notorious General Southwick.
Roses for Cassandra
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Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
This is the small, but pleasant tale of how the theater brought together two lovers: a dancer and a stagehand.
Repression
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
London 1898. A woman walks the streets of Shoreditch carrying a secret that could get her killed. But how can she protect herself when she doesn't know what it is?
The Unpleasantness on Praslin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In 1882, Colonel Charles "Chinese" Gordon, governor of Mauritius and the Seychelles, investigates the island of Praslin, dominated by Luc Hérault, a mysterious, tax-dodging Frenchman rumored to have occult powers. Gordon, a religious man, finds himself a guest of Hérault, who shares a suppressed Biblical text with him. But soon Gordon is offered up as a sacrifice to a massive sea serpent …
Fires I Would Like To Know
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Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
'He tells me, like a regular Bluebeard, never to visit the third floor.' What if Jane Eyre had found another source of fascination at Thornfield Hall?
Jane Eyre: A Play in One Act
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Plays » Ancient & Classical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Orphan Jane Eyre grows up at a charity school and takes a job as a governess to the daughter of Mr. Rochester a wealthy, but lonely man at Thornfield Hall. While she is there, she learns that nothing is as it seems. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.