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Two Psychics in a Typhus Epidemic by Kenny Jackson
Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.50 from 2 reviews)
“It was the year of our Lord 1837; the city was Philadelphia. I was a schoolmaster by trade, a psychic by hobby, and in bed by typhus.”
The Slave Factory by Julian Darius
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Sequart Organization. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
This historical short story focuses on the intersecting lives at a slave factory, Porto de Maria. By Julian Darius. From Martian Lit.
Aunt Ketty's Voice by Chris Cherry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » USA
We join a story in progress after our unknown journal author finds a treasure trove of hand-made books that had belonged to a much-loved aunt. This short story is a charming tale about lost love, families, discovery, and carrying the past forward into the future.
Barn Dance by Jules Radcliffe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by eXcessica Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After months of furtive assignations that leave Ash cold and unsatisfied, his lover leaves him for a life of riches and respectability. Angry and heartbroken, Ash has noone to confide in until neighboring farmers Seth and Dougal discover his secret love. In their passionate embraces, Ash learns that love which uses and manipulates is not true love.
Ripper's Ring by Steven R. Southard
Series: What Man Hath Wrought. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The ancient Ring of Gyges grants the power of invisibility to Jack the Ripper. A Scotland Yard detective tracks a killer who can’t be seen.
Literature Help: Yonnondio: From the Thirties by Students' Academy
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Historical » USA
The novel revolves around the struggles faced by the Holbrook family during the 1920s. The story is basically about the life of the working-class family. It also deals with the themes such as socioeconomic order, motherhood, and the pre-depression era.
Laggiù scorreva il fiume by Antonella Mattei
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: Italian. Published: April 29, 2015 by ZeugmaPad. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Una storia di amicizia oltre lo spazio e il tempo. Due ragazzi, deportati ad Auschwhitz nell'ultima retata del ghetto di Roma, si ritrovano nelle vesti di vittima e carnefice. Il racconto esplora il mondo sotterraneo e tremendo dei Sonderkommando, prigionieri costretti a bruciare i loro stessi compagni. La storia dolce e struggente, malgrado il contesto tragico, all'alba della liberazione.
King's Daughter: Dr. Farkas III by JT Therrien
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
The year is 1663 and newly-engaged Dieudonnée de Lourdes volunteers to chaperone a group of orphaned girls to New France as part of King Louis XIV's King's Daughters new immigration program. Aboard ship she undergoes a transformative experience that throws her life into an unexpected direction.
The Port of Hambeck – Book I: The Founding. A Medieval Adventure in Minecraft by Benjamin Asmussen
Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The young Lord Occam settles at the mouth of a river and begins construct a settlement. Despite hardships, the town grows and attracts both settlers, merchants and villains. Illustrated with images from the game of Minecraft, the Medieval trading post slowly comes to life in a distinctive graphics style.
Floating the Balloon Bombs by Brian S. Wheeler
Price: Free! Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA(4.00 from 1 review)
Sheriff Conrad looks upon the deflated oddity discovered behind a compound of mobile homes and fears the bombs connected to that fallen and decayed balloon will force his community to reappear on the road map. He convenes his neighbors, and the villagers decide the best plan in coping with the bombs' dangers is restoring that balloon so their village might simply return the oddity to the wind.
Crepuscular Rays by Lara Biyuts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Crepuscular Rays” is a collection of my tales. Crime. Actuality. Humour. One of the tales, “Red Scum” is the next in the “OMG series”, the series of stories about and by Oscar Maria Graf, observant globe-trotter and writer, younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde. In the story “Red Scum” he tells about Eric Stenbock (1860-1895).
The Carrier Pigeon by Thomas M. Willett
Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
While out chasing each other, two children come across a carrier pigeon with a conflicting message that may put them in harm's way.
One Emma Way: If Houses Could Speak (Apan Series, Book 4) by Tiffany Apan
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 10,520. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
If houses could speak, what stories would they tell? In this Book 4, Tiffany Apan offers two short stories that delve into the supernatural, one titled Snowflakes and the other called Roommates. One is a rather heart-warming story about a little boy who gets his Christmas wish, and the other about a young college co-ed who ends up with a rather unusual roommate situation.
The Flames of Cyzicus: A Cassius Corbulo short story by Nick Brown
Price: Free! Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Set between the events of 'The Siege' and 'The Imperial Banner', this compelling short story follows Roman agent Cassius Corbulo as he investigates a mysterious series of fires.
Fail Caesar (A Short Story) by Scott Allen Fallbeck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
As a centurion in the Roman legions, Lucius Gaius Severus has killed his fair share of men, but he’s never killed the same man twice…until yesterday. This story is also available in the bundled collection, "All Things Odd: 12 Speculative Fiction Stories."
Episode 5 - Calum's Fort by Leigh Barker
Series: Clan - Season 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » USA
Clan: Season 2, Episode 5. Calum’s Fort A Bitesize 1-hour Read. Calum’s first meeting with the Shawnee nation was a disaster. But his new friendship with the shaman Catahecassa gives hope that they might not be slaughtered by the enraged Indians. They might yet reach Fort Massachusetts before the French battalion.
Fight and Flight - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection by Erik Boman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In Kyoto, a modern-day businessman and a despairing samurai are separated by centuries – but joined by ancestry and a mutual watershed moment… _____________________________________________________________ Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.
The Diary of Emma Anderson - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection by Erik Boman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
During a stormy night, a wounded WW1 soldier arrives at a remote New Zealand spa. The refuge is a world away from the raging combat – but the battlefield will not give up its claims so easily… _____________________________________________________________ Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded with the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.
Norfolk Twilight by M L Eaton
Price: Free! Words: 12,300. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A short, but magical, haunting tale of country ways, adventure, loss and love.Two friends are sitting, amicably silent, in the dusk of a winter's day, when the atmosphere around them changes. Soon a story of love, loss and adventure unfolds, with unexpected consequences for them both.