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Potatoes to Gold
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.
A Murder in Auschwitz (Sampler)
Price: Free! Words: 51,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Historical » General
This is a SAMPLER edition only! NOT the whole book. An SS officer is found standing over the body of a comrade, a smoking pistol still in his hand, a murder in a place of murders. His pleas of innocence force a court martial and he knows that there is only one man in the camp capable of defending him; a Jewish prisoner called Manfred Meyer.
On The Wings Of Time
Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Alistair Stone is a fighter pilot in the South African Air Force. It is September 1948 when he returns home to find that things aren't as they used to be. In just a few hours, his life is changed forever.
Billy
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.
Snow Gum River
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: Australian English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Snow Gum River is a literary short fiction piece that unfolds around a Bushranging gang in New South Wales, Australia during the late 1800s. With the increasing effectiveness of the police, Margaret and Clarence find it growing more difficult to escape capture and punishment, forcing them to have to make decisions they never would have considered before.
Her Name was Emmanuelle-Part 1
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Emmanuelle, the daughter of Etienne Democoeur, a Parisian inspector, falls in love with a drunkard named Pierre. When she goes to live with him in his house and discovers that he holds political meetings that speak against the king, Louis-Philippe, what will happen? When the political meetings turn into a revolution, will anyone survive the gunfire?
Torc
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?
Lucky Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Lucky Man is a story of a group of World War 1 soldiers trying to stay alive and out of Private Maguire's black book.
Riders Coming
Price: Free! Words: 46,720. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.00 from 1 review)
Riders Coming features three Confederate soldiers who are riding home after the South is defeated. May, 1865 is a time when law and order has collapsed in the South. Some rogue deserters are resorting to violence with no law to hold them in check. Our men deal with these outlaws who are on a violent spree of terror against innocent people and bring them to justice in a wild gunfight.
Expect It When You Least Expect It
Price: Free! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Short story about a teen during the mid 1980's and his job at a local grocery store.
The Floating World (The Poison Lotus Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 27,360. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In ancient Japan, as a Shogun engages in civil war against his brother, a ninja working as a bodyguard is called to protect his surrogate family.
Prophets of the Wasteland (Otherworld Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 35,960. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
As the Crusades are ending, a Templar knight escapes the terror of a tyrannical King and falls into a mythological war that will decide the future of humanity.
A Sweet Blitz
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.
Valladolid Dawn
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Short story of two brothers on opposite sides during the first chaotic and violent days of the Spanish civil War in 1936.
Pumpkin and the Pocket Watch
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
The tale of a dog - a product of the Great War, "Pumpkin and the Pocket Watch" portrays the horrors of survival in the streets of war-torn Europe.
Ambush at Kansas City
Series: Michelle Tanner - Going West, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young woman, Michelle Tanner, begins a journey west. Befriending a living legend Nathan Meeker he quickly becomes her mentor. "You got it all Missy. For better or worse, you got it all! You may become a legend or you could be a corpse. I don't want to be sending no letter to your Pa explaining how you were killed." Michelle realizes quickly life in the west will not be business as usual.
Scarlet Runner
Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of the worker, the town and the government. None could have forseen its devastating effects or the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. The story follows Archie and Mary struggling to find love against a turbulent industrial dispute. Battles were fought and lost, love won and lost, men died. The strike was never called off.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 3
Price: Free! Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
166
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.
Story 31: A Dwarf
Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. Broomhandle Books has edited the stories to provide modern punctuation and styling so as to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.