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Temptation by Zach Neal
Price: Free! Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Etienne, Sieur de Berignac, and his young cousin and protégé Pierre, have tools, kettles and blankets to trade. It is the guns that are the most sought-after. A little brandy and some diplomacy will take them a long ways, but as Pierre discovers, the language barrier is a killer. A short story of Canada’s colourful and romantic past.
Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness, Episode One by Kate Gray
Series: Centennial Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
There are the invisible members of society; they exist all around us. Most of the time, we walk by them, seeing but not seeing. Augustus Purce learned long ago that the best means of avoiding unwanted attention was to become one of the invisible.
Upon the Tide by C.S. Grady
Series: The Highwaymen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Inspired by the song "Highwayman" written by Jimmy Webb. This is a series of letters about a young sailor named Kristoff Fuchs, on his first voyage in the 1800's.
Symbol of the Order by L. D. Dailey
Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Byzantine spy questions the motives of God as he witnesses the horrors of the Crusade.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 1 by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: January 8, 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.
Age of Obsidian by Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This essay gives a brief overview of the central character, Kediak. It also provides a setting for the age; the struggle for survival as the glaciers continue to drain water away and make it impossible for flora to survive. It also provides a brief glimpse into the more mysterious elements he will encounter in his travels. These are not fantastic stories, they are historical science fiction.
The Wind Sculpture by Saurav Dutt
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
It is the hottest day in the summer of 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi. The March on Washington and the words of Martin Luther King JR ring loud and clear in the town, yet crowds have congregated around the town square with only hatred on their minds. One boy remains rooted by the town centre determined to honour the memory of his father, undeterred by the swelling crowd determined to silence him.
The Last Kobzari by Omar Drake
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Kobzari, or "those who play the kobza", were once itinerant, usually blind, Ukrainian minstrels whose purpose was to preserve the Ukraine's rich oral folklore. Thanks to the vile machinations of Stalin, they have become all but a foot note of a shadow in history.
Why I Document by Hallett German
Series: Free Short Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
These two short stories are a thank you gift to the readers that support the author: This includes: * Why I Document -- A reader wants to know why a particular prolific author is so keen on getting out technical documents. He meets the author and learns about their motivation. * First Concert -- A chance encounter of two souls results in an impromptu musical outpouring of songs from the heart.
Die laaste groet by VDS Brink
Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
On the Other Side by Brianna Webber
Price: Free! Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Mae and Ben are polar opposites. They live and work on a cotton plantation in southern Georgia. Mae is thought to be nameless, and commands high respect, while Ben is clumsy and a coward. But when Mr. Martin shows up, Mae and Ben are thrown into a whirlwind of decisions. The risk of death and recapture, hang over their heads. Will they run to freedom, or will they stay, where their stories are.
Gaslight by Mark Dawson
Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's London, 1920. Newly demobilized soldiers have flooded the capital's streets but an ungrateful country isn't ready for them. Harry Costello has returned from the horrors of the Somme to no job, no money and no prospects. Desperate times demand desperate measures and when an opportunity to burgle a house presents itself, Harry seizes the chance. But things don't go quite to plan...
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by CJ Puccia
Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA(3.40 from 5 reviews)
Set in the 1890's, a poor European immigrant learns about the land of opportunity when he comes to work in the coalmines of Illinois.
Discarded Christmas Spell by Ann Hite
Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Author of Ghost On Black Mountain and The Storycatcher has a new Christmas story. Talley May lives a hardscrabble life on Black Mountain, doing the work of a boy. Then a ghost appears and her whole life is changed. Set in Appalachia on Ann Hite's beloved Black Mountain, this new set of characters will thrill Ann's loyal readers and draw in more.
A Perfect Nanny by Marian D. Schwartz
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » USA(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Whittakers were stunned when they discovered that Meddie, their devoted nanny, had disappeared. They considered her a part of the family, so when she left without a trace they were puzzled and upset. Not only was Meddie a perfect nanny, she always seemed to know what was going to happen before it occurred. Where had Meddie gone and what did she know that she wasn’t willing to tell them?
Arrangements by Mercedes King
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Janet Auchincloss is nervous. She's about to have dinner with her daughter's future in-laws, Joe and Rose Kennedy, and discuss arrangements for the pending nuptials. Although she's well aware of Joe Kennedy's reputation--as both a shady businessman and an unfaithful husband--nothing could prepare Janet for the tense evening ahead.
Big Sky Blue by Hildie McQueen
Price: Free! Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier(4.00 from 1 review)
A story of two very different people who belong together, proof that sometimes fate can have a sense of humor when it comes to love.
Yesteryear by CJ Puccia
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » USA(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A young woman wonders if it is only a dream when she suddenly finds herself in 1942, and literally walks in her Great Grandmother's shoes.