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A Selection from the Memoirs of Leopold LaPied by B.B. Irvine
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Found in an old shoebox, this exercise in academic satire features the section in which an obscure medieval author travels with Geoffrey Chaucer and the pilgrims to Canterbury, as Chaucer chronicled in The Canterbury Tales. Leopold LaPied was there, although he did not make it into the Tales. Included is an afterword (sort of), commentary (kind of), and updated afterword.
The Gold Watch by Rik Hunik
Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Historical » Canada(5.00 from 1 review)
While prospecting a creek in the Cariboo Mountains near Barkerville in 1866, Pete comes across the corpse of a murdered man clutching a gold watch in his hand. Pete decides to return the watch to Sylvia, the name engraved on the back, but the owner of the watch, even though he is dead, has vengeance in mind, and a job for Pete. This story first appeared in Crimson Online Magazine #13, 2000.
The King Of The Irish by Jack O'Malley
Price: Free! Words: 106,670. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Newcastlewest Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
British spies have infiltrated the United Brotherhood, to quash another Irish rebellion. When one of the spies turns up dead in a Chicago sewer, police detective Daniel Coughlin is swept up in a power struggle between warring factions of the Irish nationalists, a fight that could see him hanged for a murder he did not commit. If his political clout does not come through for him, he is a dead man.
Rose Of Skibbereen, The Beginning by John McDonnell
Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The first book in a family saga about Rose Sullivan, an Irish girl who comes to Philadelphia in 1880 and finds love, heartache, loss, and unexpected joy during the tumultuous years around the turn of the century. She marries an Irish mystery man named Sean McCarthy, who has a violent past and a secret life, and he takes her to new heights and depths of passion.
Brimstone by Leonard Little
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short story that pits a lone gunfighter against the ghosts of the men he's killed.
Far to the West of Vinland by B. Lynn Brant
Price: Free! Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The Kensington Rune Stone was reportedly found by a Minnesota farmer in 1898. It tells of a Norse expedition to the area in the year 1362. This story offers a scenario of how the KRS may have originated.
Impulse Tracker by Ovi Demetrian, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
On a quiet night in the year 1996, 20-year old Alan is in his small apartment, about to make an important life decision. His thoughts are torn between the electronic music he makes with his computer and starting a career path with a computer software company. Will he continue working on his music and keep his dead-end job or take the important job offer?
One Bullet Left by John Martyn
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Someone is killing the members of a pseudo-outlaw gang one at a time. After a saloon brawl in a small town in the old west, the fifth of the six outlaws is murdered and the deputy sheriff witnesses the entire thing. What caused this man, dubbed as the Riata Killer to go after these men with such malice and what will the sheriff of this small western town do with him now that he has been caught?
The Song of the Sea by Mari Biella
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: British English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal(4.80 from 5 reviews)
An ancient evil lurks in the sea off the Cornish coast. "The Song of the Sea" is a free short story of approximately 2,800 words.
Vengeance & Remission (Introduction) by Amalia Angellinni
Price: Free! Words: 31,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Romance » Historical
It's just the introduction to Vengeance & Remission. If you wish to read more, please buy the complete book.
Their Journey Begins by K Meador
Price: Free! Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Literature » War
A prequel featuring individual short story vignettes of Greggory, Robert, Marissa, and Daniel before their lives converge in Journey to Freedom.
Bloody Rain - Murder, Madness & the Monsoon by Rick Spilman
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
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) 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.
The Canadian Civil War Volume 2- The Huguenots Arrive by William Wresch
Series: The Canadian Civil War, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
In this second volume of the series, the French history of the continent is expanded to tell the story of the Huguenots. As in volume 1, some of the early history is an accurate portrayal of the Huguenot exodus from France. But this is also a work of fiction -- in this case a description of the growing conflict between their values and the values of the Catholic North.
At the Gates by Judith Lesley Marshall
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story about a young man who enters an English monastery in search of a better life and ends up trapped in time.
Kate by Dwight W. Hunter
Price: Free! Words: 60,640. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Western(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Kate was born, post Civil War, in Western Appalachia. Turning eighteen, tragedy forced her to face the world alone. A Bounty Hunter introduced her to a world populated by trains, hotels, steamships, fashionable clothes, society and tracking dangerous felons. Kate is a strong lady in all aspects of her life, willing to break cultural codes on how women were obliged to deport themselves.
The Canadian Civil War: Volume 1 - Birth of a Nation by William Wresch
Series: The Canadian Civil War, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,000. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada(4.00 from 1 review)
In 1755 France controlled most of the North American continent. What if they still did? This novel explores the French period from two perspectives – an historically accurate description of Jolliet’s discovery of the Mississippi, coupled with a hypothetical contemporary view of “Canada.” Based in Green Bay, this Canada struggles between the Catholic north and Huguenot Louisiana.
My Subconscious Talks, and You Wouldn’t Believe What It’s Saying About You by Jennifer York
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Victorian people had a lot to suppress, and not a lot of time to do it, considering their preference for needlework and handmade furniture.