Found 76 stories and posts tagged 'Historical'.
Published May 13, 2019 · 10,562 words (39 minutes) · 57 views
1211 AD: Their king dead, remnants of the royal household of Hang Zhou escape the Mongol invasion by fleeing in a tiny fleet of vessels. Led by the king's steward, Wei Li, they reach the shores of the New World where they integrate into the society of the coastal tribes. Almost 300 years later, a merchant named Cristobal Colonne (Christopher Columbus) comes to the New World. In this re-imagining of the "discovery" of the American continent, things turn out a bit differently than history records.
Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 94 views
This is a very, very short story from back in the early days of Book View Cafe when I was publishing a flash fiction every week (eventually collected in Flashes of Illumination). I was inspired to post it by this article in The Atlantic.
Published Apr 24, 2019 · 1,919 words (7 minutes) · 103 views
"Modern" physics ideas are steampunk ideas -- Young's double-slit experiment was in 1803 and before the 19th century ends Planck explains blackbody radiation with quanta, Maxwell's electromagnetism has relativity hidden in it, and Boltzmann invents entropy... In this story I follow the implications of steampunk supertechnology with real-physics rules.
Published Apr 21, 2019 · 4,675 words (17 minutes) · 50 views
Some bars try to create an atmosphere to transport their patrons to other worlds. After a few drinks, they might even succeed. Poor, lonely Eddie, adrift in a Denver singles bar, experiences two worlds that look like they shouldn't have anything to do with each other, until they suddenly do.
Published Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 39 views
Written for the Women of Horror prompt challenge in February 2019. Read the original at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog here: https://spreadingthewritersword.com/2019/02/27/ladies-of-horror-flash-project-horror-author-angela-yuriko-smith-angelaysmith-sotet_angyal-loh-9/
Published Apr 13, 2019 · 7,366 words (27 minutes) · 53 views
When the Inquisition comes to question Francisco's mentor, the genius Donato, Francisco must find a way to save him.