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Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The earliest known mosaic floor to depict Christ was laid in a remote Roman villa in Dorset around 325 CE. (Discovered under meadow grass in 1963 it was moved to the British Museum.) The larger end of this mosaic measures 17 feet by 15, the smaller end, 16½ feet by 8. Why lay this magnificent floor in rustic Dorset? “The Face in the Floor" gives the origins of this floor an imaginative history.
Wessex Tales: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Turig, a Bronze Age farmer, tells his grandson how he had been drafted for labor service decades before. The work was long and dangerous but his supervisor’s flirtatious daughter presented the larger threat. Two years later, Turig helped lift the last sarsen stone onto a structure we know as Stonehenge. [PS: New research revises this date by a full millennium, from 3,600 to 4,600 years ago.]
Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
“The Infant and the Hare” is the first, earliest story in Fripp’s new collection, “Wessex Tales: eight thousand years in the life of an English village.” Stone Age hunters make camp on Okeford Hill. As dawn breaks the men go hunting while a woman gives birth. And the end? In an age when human beliefs were much different than ours, the end is mystical.
Second Helping
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Price: Free! Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Essex Dorner vowed he'd never help another person without pay until he heard her defiant voice refusing to quit lands left her by her murdered husband and father. Mean and bitter, Essex heard a spirit he could not refuse to help and so found a path from condemnation to redemption. Second Helping is a Western Settler Saga short story featuring Marshall Adam Pike.
The War Raged On: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
"The War Raged On" is a short story depicting a Civil War battle told from the alternating view points of Union soldier Jeremiah and Confederate soldier Samuel as destiny leads them to the same place at the wrong time.
Every Story is a Love Story
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Price: Free! Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A beautifully written story of first love and discovery. Patrick, an army brat, and Willow, a musician from an academic family, drift separately into Woodstock, N.Y. in the early sixties. The characters include Bob Dylan and Joe Burke, of "Joe Burke's Last Stand," Wetterau's first novel. The author says, "It was an exiting time in an exciting place. I'm not Joe Burke, but I was there."
Skeletons in the Rum
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Skeletons in the Rum - 4746 words - When alcoholic, Victor Birdsong's life falls apart and leaves him with nothing but his bottle of rum, he unknowingly finds himself in Pieter Bruegel's painting, Triumph of Death. This horrific tale takes you through the dark side of art, depression, alcoholism, and redemption.
Rare Traits (The Rare Traits Trilogy Book I)
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Price: Free! Words: 173,930. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Brilliant artist John Andrews is a mortal man like any other, but with one exception: he is almost six hundred years old. A story of deception, discovery and determination, Rare Traits follows a Renaissance artist's struggle for survival through the centuries and in the present day where modern technology is starting to unravel his secrets.
The Stolen Valley
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Price: Free! Words: 86,010. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
In the hot, dry summer of 1889 three young people meet in the Vyrnwy valley, mid Wales, where the dam is almost complete behind which a large lake will form to supply Liverpool with water. Passions and jealousies develop. The lake fills prematurely with disastrous consequences for a young English girl and a handsome young Welshman. The story mixes history and fiction in a most compelling way.
Savitri's Garden
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Book 1 - A journey from India to Guiana, 1838
Assassin in the Abbey - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
My Christmas gift to you in 2012. An assasin and an assasin catcher play a game of cat and mouse at the coronation of William I on Christmas day 1066.
Själseld
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Price: Free! Words: 95,150. Language: Swedish. Published: December 14, 2012 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
1669. Häxprocessen rasar, vid de pyrande askhögarna i Mora sörjer en flicka sin avrättade mor. 1676. Regalskeppet Kronan går under i ett slag med den dansk-holländska fienden utanför Ölands sydöstra kust. Den svenske amiralen Lorentz Creutz lik flyter iland. Samme man som dömt häxorna till bålet i Mora.
Stranger Stan
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Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Stranger Stan, in this short story, is about life during the Great Depression of the 1930's in America. A time of hunger, sorrow, depression and hope was a rare commodity. To maintain one's dignity, required metal and physical strength unequaled for the times. Stan was the 'stranger' of the times.
Mighty Fortress
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You set the price! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An Austrian pastor helps a Jewish family escape the Nazis, but their elderly grandmother must stay behind. He hides her in the church, caring for her and learning from her, until one fateful Christmas Eve.
The Second Landing
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You set the price! Words: 160,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A fascinating study of Eastern Europe told by those who got out during and after World War II. The Second Landing is absolutely riveting. It helps to form a total concept of the period. For historians the book should have been a non-fiction historical chronicle, a source book, as much of what the author deals with, is not widely known.
James Joyce has a Really Good Day
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Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Isn't the title self evident? A day in the life of James Joyce.
Rings of Trust
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Price: Free! Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
When David Broussard leaves Iwo Jima, the decorated Marine thinks he'll never be in combat again. The Ku Klux Klan thinks otherwise in rural Louisiana in 1953. The white supremacists come after him when his son accepts an invitation to a black child's birthday party. A man disappears, and the Klan leaves David Broussard a note: 'You're next.' He needs help to protect his family. But whom to trust?
Story 22: The Boon Companion
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
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.
The Princess Of Egypt Must Die
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Price: Free! Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her. (Novelette, 11k words.)
Athaliah, Daughter Of Jezebel
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Price: Free! Words: 83,250. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This is a thrilling historical-psychological novel, based on the Bible and on the drama ‘Athaliah’- by playwright Racine. This novel will be liked by many who heard the Biblical story about the stubborn God Believers'struggle against a pagan tyrant, murderous Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. However, Athaliah is not absolutely wicked... Handel's Opera Athaliah was shown on French TV MEZZO...