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Story 31: A Dwarf
By Pu Songling
Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Vanishing Tribes: Unheard Voices from West Papua
By Ahinsa Angel
Price: Free! Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Vanishing Tribes is a young woman's story about her love for her brothers and her people's quest to free their homeland from a fifty-year military occupation. Vivi prays to find courage amidst espionage and imminent danger, in a true-to-life tale of global conspiracy that continues to enable militarized commerce in West Papua, a place perhaps as biologically and culturally diverse as the Amazon.
Screaming Jenny
By Becky Muth
Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This short novel is one of 13 that belong to a larger work titled HAUNTED WOMEN OF THE APPALACHIANS. Vanessa and Nick are on train en route to the nation's capital is stalled in the historic town located within Harpers Ferry National Park. Will a poignant message from the past help put the newlyweds' future on less shaky ground, or are they doomed for disaster?
The Mermaids of the Darian Coast
By David Wesley Hill
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
"The Mermaids of the Darian Coast" is a short story that takes place during the 1577-1580 circumnavigation of the world by Francis Drake. It is a companion piece to the author's critically acclaimed novel, At Drake's Command.
Caesar and Cleopatra: A Tale of Julius Caesar
By Anne Spackman
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The final tale in the Tales of Julius Caesar series of stories. Caesar has journeyed to Egypt where he meets Cleopatra. The story continues until the end of Caesar's life.
The Sarah and Hagar Consensus
By Manuela Cardiga
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
If you want to start a fire, or end a war, you tell a story, so let me tell you a story about two women: Once upon a time in a harsh land a woman named Sarah lived a soft life. She was wed to the man Abraham and all the joy of love was hers, but her womb was closed. Year after year, as age advanced and beauty receded her desperation grew...
Caesar's Civil War: A Tale of Julius Caesar
By Anne Spackman
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This is a short story about Caesar's Civil War that began in 49 B.C. involving Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. During the story, the two generals meet at the battle of Pharsalus in 48 B.C.
The Wild West
By Nicholas Ahlhelm
You set the price! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Travel back into the days of the Old West to experience a key moment in the history of the Quadrant Universe. Meet Firehair, the red-headed spitfire raised by Indians to be a warrior woman as she joins forces with the greatest heroes of the era to take on a threat out of ancient legend, a threat large enough to wipe out modern civilization. A threat known simply as the Wild Hunt.
Crossing the Rubicon: A Tale of Julius Caesar
By Anne Spackman
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story about the historical decision of Julius Caesar to take his legion across the river Rubicon.
Occupy Savannah Sequel to Coffee Bluff
By Willard White
Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
In late December 1864, Sherman's troops occupy Savannah which is full of Confederate spies. Luke, Chester and Julia collide once again. Luke is a Union spy with a mission: He must spread the dis-information that Sherman intends to move next on Augusta and Charleston, when actually Sherman's next target is Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina.
Il labirinto di Chartres
By Riccardo Alberto Quattrini
Price: Free! Words: 11,170. Language: Italian. Published: March 24, 2014 by ZeugmaPad. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Pierre Henry Beauchamp, conte di Rochechouart e governatore dal 1519, era un tipo alquanto singolare, se si concede tale termine per definire una persona propensa ai motteggi dei più variegati e stravaganti.
Rise, then Descend
By Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1.
Cassandra's Children
By Manuela Cardiga
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A Goddess' gift of Sight to her chosen people is abused, and her vengence will be fearful. Pray to the Gods the caul before your eyes is never ripped away, pray you never see the future...
হনন বেলার আর্তনাদ
By Tanzir Uddin & Monira Baki
Price: Free! Words: 10,120. Language: Bengali. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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Бату
By Erich von Neff
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: Russian. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
«Бату» — это рассказ о монгольском чабане, призванном в советскую армию. Вместе с другими монголами он воюет под началом генерала Белова под Москвой и Киевом.
a stunning book of but one story
By Javen
Price: Free! Words: 310. Language: Australian English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A test file for the Hunter Writer's Centre, contain's their young employee's most recent English assignment, a 300 word text in response to a unit on war poetry. Warning, may contain violent appropriation of Italian culture.
Honor Never Fades
By Rhoda D'Ettore
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
1966 - The Vietnam War seems to be landing in the living rooms of America. Christopher comes home from school to tell his family of his decision--to enlist in the U.S. Army. This story tells of how one family had to adjust to the decision, and deal with the consequences of war. Story included in a larger book entitled The Creek: Where Stories of the Past Come Alive
Only The Strong Survive
By Rhoda D'Ettore
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
The US is in the midst of World War I and the Spanish Influenza Pandemic is gripping the world by the throat. Patricia Owens and her family fled the city of Philadelphia to their summer cottage along a creek in the New Jersey countryside. Hoping to evade the pandemic, she and her children entertain themselves while her husband remained to work in the city. Can this family escape harm?
Love, Revolution Style
By Rhoda D'Ettore
Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Can love survive war? Is it possible to recognize the beautiful admist a world of chaos and trauma? Lieutenant Scott James is weary from a battle outside of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary war. While he secures a safe retreat for he and his men, something incredible happens--love. He must figure out how to gain supplies for his troops, care for the wounded, stay alive, and win the girl.
Arthur Rhyfelfawr
By Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.