Found 57 stories tagged 'Historical'.
Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 6 views
Last week, I posted "Thin Man," a dark fantasy set in Victorian London about a climbing boy named Dodd. Decades later, I was invited to submit a story to THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY steampunk anthology, and it occurred to me that Dodd's story wasn't finished yet. So I wrote "The Soul Jar." Out of all my short stories, this one is my favorite. See if you agree. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is still in print at Book View Cafe: https://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/book/the-shadow-conspiracy/
Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 52 views
The Great Lord of the Mayan city Copan is dying and his only child The Lady will do anything to save the city. Humble jade carver Two Frog makes magical amulets, but he is so far beneath The Lady he cannot even look at her face. Make me a man! I want to live forever! The Lady demands . . . but fate has another plan for Two Frog and The Lady.
Mar 21, 2019 · 2,884 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 40 views
This story has never been published anywhere before now. When I was submitting stories regularly, I sent it everywhere; it gathered many, many near-miss rejections--"We love it but..." "Just not quite right..." Then I got deep into writing novels and set aside all short stories for years (I still don't write much short fiction these days). But there's a truth in this little piece that won't quite let go of me. I hope you enjoy it.
Mar 17, 2019 · 7,437 words (28 minutes) · 30 views
Modern children fear the monster in the closet and the creature under the bed. Victorian climbing boys have no closets and no beds. What do they fear? This story originally appeared in MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S FANTASY MAGAZINE as the cover story. Year later, I wrote a sequel to it. "The Soul Jar" appeared in a steampunk anthology called THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY, and I'll post it next week. Click LIKE or SUBSCRIBE. I can't do this without my fantastic readers!
Mar 17, 2019 · 9,220 words (34 minutes) · 18 views
This story is what happened when I read the Bible. Be afraid. Also, Endor refers to the Old Testament character the Sorceress of Endor, not the Star wars moon with the unbearable little furry creatures.
Mar 13, 2019 · 100 words (1 minute) · 11 views
It was probably the most Frustrating game in baseball history! It's left it's mark almost 60 years later.
Featured March 13, 2019
Mar 9, 2019 · 4,982 words (19 minutes) · 3 likes · 274 views
Aging bomoh Tok Kadir and his apprentice Saifan have been called in to deal with grisly deaths at a tin mining factory. The workers say it's an Orang Minyak, the fault of pretty foreigner Maria, but Orang Minyak are supernatural rapists, not murderers.
Mar 6, 2019 · 379 words (2 minutes) · 20 views
Willie Stargell's 2 Taters OUTTA Dodger Stadium - being there!
Mar 6, 2019 · 4,792 words (18 minutes)
2001 Induction at Cooperstown; the adventure of youth