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Greater Love... by Michele McGrath
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A very short story 300 words This short story celebrates the incredible courage of Private William McFadzean at the battle of the Somme in 1916.. Written for a flash fiction competition This story also appears in the book Baker's Dozen by the same author
Kilmainham Dawn by Michele McGrath
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
International award winning very short story West Cork Literary Festival 2008 Set in Ireland just after the Easter Rising in 1916. Grace marries her sweetheart in prison on the night he before he is due to be shot for his part in the uprising. The story of two brave people. The challenge was to write a short story in less than 300 words. "Written with quiet passion" - Fish Publishing 2008
The Raven's Lady by Jude Knight
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When Felix returns home in disguise after 13 years, he plans to catch a smuggler then take up his viscountcy. He does not expect the smuggler to be his childhood sweetheart.
Yoikes by James Field
Series: The Cloud Brother's Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 1 review)
Alf and Bert, security, play with an experimental gadget that transports them back to the twelfth century. Frightened to tamper with history, they tread carefully–at first. Unable to withstand the challenge, they end in a tournament, fighting with knights, the threat to history forgotten…
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. Druid & Iceni by Ian Hall
Price: Free! Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
69AD, and the Romans have been lords of the southern part of Britain for over twenty years. Knowing their eyes are forever northward, the Brigante King Venutius decides to send two of his young sons north to safety. Sewell, a northern druid, must first locate the boys, then get them safe to his homeland in the Caledonii nation. It is a dangerous journey into hostile lands He cannot fail.
Christmas Ghosts - a short story by EH Walter
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the end of World War One Margaret is finding Christmas hard - she has to do the work of two men on the family farm. Can the arrival of a stranger lend some Christmas cheer?
Hathy l'éléphant by Bruno Robert des Douets
Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: French. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
C'est un conte au parfum d'Angleterre victorienne et coloniale, et pourtant ce pourrait être une histoire à raconter dans le temps de Noël au cours de laquelle on fera des rencontres inattendues qui rappelleront des souvenirs à bon nombres d'entre nous.
The Book of Jodie by Eileen Gonzalez
Series: Jury's Greatest Hits, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(4.00 from 1 review)
In 1973, a stubborn, self-confident English teenager is caught kissing another boy and forced to see a psychiatrist.
The Lament of Sir Galahad by Anne Spackman
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A short story of a day on the journey of Sir Galahad during the quest for the Holy Grail. The story tells of his father Sir Lancelot and how Sir Galahad came to be in the Knights of the Round Table.
Torc by Freya Robertson
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Coinneach, the might king of the Durotriges, is dead. His son, Ruadh, is king. Before his death, Coinneach made a pact with the Romans, who are now coming to meet the new king. Ruadh longs for peace and intends to honour the pact. However, the procurator, Decimus, has decided the Durotriges need bringing in line. What will Ruadh do?
A Sweet Blitz by David Bond
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European(5.00 from 1 review)
'A Sweet Blitz’ is a short but sweet wartime fable. A young girl, Sarah, is given some advice from her mother: ‘never accept gifts when you do somebody a favour’, advice which Sarah subsequently ignores given the lure of chocolate. Haunted by paranoia and guilt, Sarah eventually seeks solace in the forbidden bounty that drove her mad. She is appalled by what she finds, finally learning her lesson.
166 by Jack Talbot
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: Australian English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
166 is a dark, horrific short story about the 7/7 London bombings- from the perspective of thee home ground terrorist Germaine Lindsay. A deep, realistic portrayal of a man's last thoughts before murdering countless people.
Arthur Rhyfelfawr by Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
King Arthur prequel! Excerpt from priest's court log, Aberffraw: "I am Arthur, son of King Uthr of the Pecsa. I pledge my loyalty in all things until such time as I am able to return to my homeland and avenge my father." The boy is scrawny but forthright. I would wager he would have made an excellent holy man, and he will make for a terrifying king if he ever carves out a kingdom.
Die laaste groet by VDS Brink
Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
Gaslight by Mark Dawson
Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's London, 1920. Newly demobilized soldiers have flooded the capital's streets but an ungrateful country isn't ready for them. Harry Costello has returned from the horrors of the Somme to no job, no money and no prospects. Desperate times demand desperate measures and when an opportunity to burgle a house presents itself, Harry seizes the chance. But things don't go quite to plan...
In the Belly of the Beast by Mark Morrin
You set the price! Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Thomas McAndrew is a stoker on the maiden voyage of a Royal Mail Steamer; the biggest and finest to fly the British flag. Thomas is disturbed by unspoken thoughts of foreboding and dread, a fear of something bad. A fire in one of the giant coal bunkers is hastening their passage across the icy North Atlantic and their course for a fateful meeting.
The Battlefield: A Short Story by George Bedell MBE
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Battlefield is a record of an event that took place, in a small coal mining village, towards the end of the Second World War. The place was New Silksworth, located in the Rural District of Sunderland, County Durham, England. At that time there were perhaps hundreds of these villages in the northern region of the United Kingdom and particularly in the county of Durham.
Wessex Tales: "A Short Walk in France" (Story 30) by Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 1 review)
Friday September 15th, 1916. Just before dawn a young soldier from Okeford goes over the top, advancing into enemy machine gun fire. It's the first day of the second battle of the Somme.
Wessex Tales: "The Dorset Ooser Dines" (Story 26) by Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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) by Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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.