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The Wind Sculpture
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
In the Belly of the Beast
You set the price! Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Thomas McAndrew is a stoker on the maiden voyage of a Royal Mail Steamer; the biggest and finest to fly the British flag. Thomas is disturbed by unspoken thoughts of foreboding and dread, a fear of something bad. A fire in one of the giant coal bunkers is hastening their passage across the icy North Atlantic and their course for a fateful meeting.
The Kennedy Coup
Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
With a new, never-published photo. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sees key facts fading from memory. In a world enthralled by instant communication and immediate conclusions, the simplest solutions are embraced. Questions of “Why” the assassination happened are forgotten. This recalls that the proof of any conspiracy lies in what happens after the coup.
Telas nobles y remiendos
Series: Obras de pensamiento alternativo, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alcide, el mejor sastre de un ducado veneciano recibe el encargo de elaborar un traje para el cumpleaños de su hija. Gracias a su habilidad para los vestidos ha conseguido una cámara donde trabajar bajo el manto protector de la familia interesada en su obra. Pero será el mismo encargo el que le abra la puerta para llevar a cabo una venganza pendiente de años atrás.
Echo Beach
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Historical » General
Two men during World War Two, one anxious to serve, the other just wants to stay alive. How can one man help another? Written by a veteran and released specifically for Armistice Day 2013. Remember our troops, both past and present. They give up their today so you might have a tomorrow.
Traffic Lights
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Urban
This short story was originally published for a competition that had a word limit of 1,500 words and is an example of live fiction - it was written and published on the day of the event happening. The story involves a major event in Australian political history during 2013.
1836 An Alternative Outcome at the Alamo
Price: Free! Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Imagine an alternate Texas history in which "Remember The Alamo!" is a call for celebration rather than defeat and martyrdom. A Texas in which the Texans won the Alamo. This is the story of how the Texans won the Alamo and won their independence in one glorious battle.
Godfrey: Trouble From Toronto
Price: Free! Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Spring 1927. Godfrey and Antoinette are officially an item. That doesn't stop the suave and debonair Eddie Ryerson though. Back from Toronto for a visit, Eddie has his eye on the young women of Wainwright – and Antoinette is in his sights. Meanwhile, Antonia is having a real dilemma getting her choice of treasurer elected for the Wainwright Catholic Women's League and Isaac loses a dear friend.
The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The angel had promised her that her son would become ruler in Judea . . . but instead he became a traveling preacher. Now she feared that she was losing his love. This is a portrayal of the most famous mother and son relationship in history in a new but all too familiar light.