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Found 76 stories and posts tagged 'Historical'.

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Stephen Dedman

Twilight of Idols

Published May 16, 2019 · 5,298 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 33 views

Fantasy Horror Historical World War II Fafnir Ring Saga

She hoped for a hero. Unfortunately, she found Adolf Hitler.

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Deep Into That Darkness Peering

Published May 15, 2019 · 1,942 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 26 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Humor Literary Fiction Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

One night in San Francisco, resentment, ennui, and Amontillado.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

O, Pioneer

Published May 13, 2019 · 10,562 words (39 minutes) · 57 views

Fantasy Historical alternate history Christopher Columbus New World First Nations china and America Discovery of America

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.

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Nancy Jane Moore

Alternate Explanation

Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 94 views

Humor Historical flash fiction Shakespeare

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.

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Curtis C. Chen

Don't Fence Me In

Published May 7, 2019 · 3,517 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 1 view

Fantasy Historical weird western magic bullet unrequited love

You can run. You can hide. But you can't escape forever.

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Carrie Vaughn

In Time

Published May 1, 2019 · 1,605 words (6 minutes) · 3 likes · 185 views

Fantasy Historical dogs ghosts Emily Dickinson

This is a story about the poet Emily Dickinson and her dog, Carlo.

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Edmund Schluessel

Filigree and Ice, Ash and Atoms

Published Apr 24, 2019 · 1,919 words (7 minutes) · 103 views

Science Fiction Historical steampunk physics thermodynamics

"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.

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James Van Pelt

Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 4,675 words (17 minutes) · 50 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical war WWI Flying

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.

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Angela Yuriko Smith

The Last Child

Published Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 39 views

Horror Literary Fiction death Murder Classic Mystery Historical abuse neglect child child neglect childhood

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/

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Beverly Suarez-Beard

A Thing Brilliant and Fine

Published Apr 13, 2019 · 7,366 words (27 minutes) · 53 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Historical alternate history the Inquisition

When the Inquisition comes to question Francisco's mentor, the genius Donato, Francisco must find a way to save him.