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Rewind Rewrite
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: British English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In a secret and ancient chamber beneath the Vatican, a mercenary is commissioned to capture and bring back the truth. He soon learns that, when reliving old stories, there’s no safety in numbers. Rewind Rewrite is a new short story by Brighton-based writer, Justin McKeating.
The Raven King (a poem from Godless I)
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Raven King poem, is a prophetic tale from the Great War, inscribed on the Raven Stone, which comes into Elianna's possession in GODLESS I.
Quintus Saturnus The Time of Five Emperors
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Amidst the chaos of Rome's civil wars, Quintus Saturnus the mason works hard to produce busts for the Imperial Cult. But constant regime change makes getting paid difficult. Inspired by Robert Grave’s I Claudius and Gore Vidal’s Julian, this is an account of how one man negotiated the anarchy of 68-69AD - the Time of Five Emperors.
Pretender at the Gate
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Captain Esmond Clyde-Dalton's adventure continues as he begins his search for a traitorous document linking many powerful Scottish nobles to the Jacobite cause. With James Stuart poised to cross to the Firth of Forth, will Clyde-Dalton be able to preserve the fragile Act of Union and save the woman he loves from unknown peril?
Scotch Rising
Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Scotch Rising follows the story of English soldier Esmond Clyde-Dalton as he investigates the murders of two men in the Highlands of Scotland in 1707. Along the way he will be joined by a colourful array of friends as he untangles a dangerous Jacobite plot.
The Writer - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In Ancient Rome, a young writer decides to publish a story that will change the world.
A Stranger Comes to Town
Price: Free! Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
An aetheric chain-reaction sends a wave of death rolling around the world, warping living beings and aether-based technology alike. As infrastructure collapses, cities go hungry. When the Loyale traveling circus comes to Seppanen Town, all seems well until a ragged fugitive plunges into their camp and begs for sanctuary
The Augur
Price: Free! Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nothing in Rome can be done without an augury. A magistrate is elected, a law is made, a marriage is arranged; the augur reads the signs in the heavens - the flight of birds, or the roar of thunder. It is, in many ways, a formality; but sometimes the gods seem to speak more directly, and a man's sanity could easily be threatened.
Woman's Work
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In 1920 Flagstaff, Josefina Paralelos is confronted with a dangerous intruder who learns too late the error of mistaking a woman's frailty for helplessness! This prequel to the novel Here Lies Buried offers a peek through the window of history and into the minds of a dynamic family.
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. Druid & Iceni
Price: Free! Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
69AD, and the Romans have been lords of the southern part of Britain for over twenty years. Knowing their eyes are forever northward, the Brigante King Venutius decides to send two of his young sons north to safety. Sewell, a northern druid, must first locate the boys, then get them safe to his homeland in the Caledonii nation. It is a dangerous journey into hostile lands He cannot fail.
Lady Arabella
Price: Free! Words: 14,910. Language: British English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Dr.s William and Eloise Cairnby embark on an historical research visit to Bouchart abbey, hoping to uncover more of the truth behind its demise. Following a freak storm lasting two days, William ventures into the abbey and encounters Lady Arabella, who takes him somewhere he thought it was impossible to go. Can he survive the shock and fulfil Lady Arabella’s hopes for eternal rest?
Iphigenia
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Agamemnon, elected leader of the Greek expedition against Troy, must submit to an angry godess’s demand for human sacrifice or face rebellion from the assembled army.
Christmas Ghosts - a short story
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the end of World War One Margaret is finding Christmas hard - she has to do the work of two men on the family farm. Can the arrival of a stranger lend some Christmas cheer?
Phae and the Sun Chariot (Book 1 of the Phae Trilogy)
Price: Free! Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Meet Phae, the son of Helios, God of the Sun. Join the godling on an epic adventure that will see readers gasp at the wonders of Helios' kingdom, all the way to the top of Mount Olympus to the dregs of the Underworld. Phae had crached the Sun Chariot and has to find a way to reverse his mistake. Before the world burns under the merciless wrath of the Sun.
Vampyre Translyvania Coterie 1208 Chapters 1 - 3
Price: Free! Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Chapter 1 is the eve of Elizabeth's siring and she is writing down all she can remember from her human years. Chapter 2 Elizabeth describes her first weeks as a Vampire and then she goes on to describe her Coronation Festival being held in her honor. Chapter 3 will lead you through traveling to an unsavory realm, falling in love and dealing with the aftermath of that love.
Vampyre Translyvania Coterie 1208 Chapter 3
Price: Free! Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The beginning of this story Princess Lady Elizabeth Isabella Rainia Augustus Demonte journals shared her life with you. Chapter 3 will lead you through traveling to an unsavory realm, falling in love and dealing with the aftermath of that love. This will culminate to her leaving for the graveyard and meeting her future coterie members.
Hathy l'éléphant
Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: French. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
C'est un conte au parfum d'Angleterre victorienne et coloniale, et pourtant ce pourrait être une histoire à raconter dans le temps de Noël au cours de laquelle on fera des rencontres inattendues qui rappelleront des souvenirs à bon nombres d'entre nous.
Colonial Capers
You set the price! Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In a darkened boathouse on the edge of Boston Harbor, Phineas Phillips and a small band of dissidents sit quietly watching two British ships that are at anchor along the Pearl Street Wharf. Soon a band of heathen Indians will board the two schooners and toss all the tea into the harbor. With advance knowledge of what may happen, Phineas and friends have a different plan in mind.
Pondicherry
Price: Free! Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Pondicherry is a short story to introduce a significant setting in the novel, The Star of India, which is available online today. Pondicherry, India is a destination to the past as well as the present. Located on India's Coromandel Coast, Pondicherry celebrates its French colonial history, blends it with the local Tamil culture, and fills the senses with a rich and varied heritage.
The Book of Jodie
Series: Jury's Greatest Hits, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
In 1973, a stubborn, self-confident English teenager is caught kissing another boy and forced to see a psychiatrist.