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Tara Calaby

Breath

Published Dec 6, 2019 · 2,418 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes · 39 views

Fantasy Historical Australia ghost story Camping

A campfire tale proves all too real for a group of Girl Guides and their leader in 1930s Queensland.

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James Van Pelt

The Miracle at Ramah

Published Dec 4, 2019 · 1,576 words (6 minutes) · 79 views

Fantasy Historical christmas Christian bethlehem

This story came to me on the Sunday before Christmas several years ago. While in church, I realized that a part of the traditional Christmas celebration contains a profound horror story. The kind of story I wrote while I thought about that is called a “secret history.” The writer takes an event from history and, while staying true to the history, makes up a story. It might have happened this way!

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I had just stopped by my parent’s house for a cup of coffee. While I sat at the dining room table enjoying the hot cup of Joe and letting warm my cold bones. started thinking about Christmas and that was when I spotted the nativity in the corner.

My heart was overwhelmed as I thought of Jesus Christ coming down to be the savior of our world. The God of all creation humbled himself and became a child. What love, what deep, deep love!
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Matthew Hughes

What the Wind Brings

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 7,938 words (29 minutes) · 1 like · 45 views

Fantasy Historical Magical Realism historical novel slave revolt Zambos Castaways

This is an excerpt from a historical/magical realism novel to be released in paperback and ebook editions December 17. It tells the story of African slaves, shipwrecked on the jungle coast of 16th-century Ecuador, who allied with local indigenous people. Together, they outfought and out-thought Spanish conquistadors to preserve their freedom.

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Deborah L. Davitt

Last Week I Was Esther

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 4,093 words (15 minutes) · 17 views

Fantasy Horror Historical vampire history possession Existentialism

Hell isn't just other people. You are them, and they are you.

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R. K. Duncan

Farewell Concert at the World's End

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 3,474 words (13 minutes) · 102 views

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Luther is going to be a real Enthusiast someday, no matter how many people he has to kill and add to his guitar.

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Jaymee Goh

A Name to Ashes

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,476 words (24 minutes) · 4 likes · 812 views

Fantasy Historical Cantonese sugar plantations ghosts historical racism coolie trade Cuba Cuba Commission Report

Lim Jia is the youngest clerk on an expedition to Cuba to investigate the indentured laborer trade. But he has a secret motive: to discover the fate of his long-missing older brother... which might require speaking with a ghost or two.

Jaymee Goh is a Clarion graduate with a PhD in comparative literature, and has contributed to Tor.com, Racialicious.com, Beyond Victoriana, and more. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she also works as an editor at Tachyon Publications.

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Laurie Tom

Poison Maiden, Open Skies

Published Oct 28, 2019 · 6,202 words (23 minutes)

Fantasy Science Fiction Historical World War I female protagonist WWI

On the western front, the all female Harpy Squad is deployed in place of chemical weapons. Each member survived a munitions factory accident that transformed them into Poison Maidens who exude an unending cloud of poison to everyone around them. Unable to return home, they fight against the Germans while hoping that one day there will be a cure for their condition.

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Laurie Tom

Kite Dancer

Published Oct 14, 2019 · 6,036 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Historical steampunk alternate history World War I WWI

In an alternate World War I, the German Empire lures China to its side of the war with the promise of returning the land taken from them by the Japanese. For Germany, the largest benefit is gaining the considerable talent of China's kite dancers and their ability to command the wind. For Ke-fung, she wants the freedom of her hometown, and a way to prove her worth in the wake of the injury that has taken her sight.

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Stephen Dedman

The Pretender

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 6,054 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 109 views

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An Arthurian tale first published in Realms of Fantasy (with wonderful Alan Lee artwork!), and my contribution to Pride Month here in Perth. Many thanks to Phyllis Ann Karr for her invaluable THE KING ARTHUR COMPANION.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

The Legend of the Bradford Boar

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 153 views

Classic Fantasy Historical retelling Yorkshire myths and legends local legend

Discover the Yorkshire legend of the Bradford Boar, retold by Elizabeth Hopkinson. A fearsome boar guards the well. Can anyone defefat it?

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