Found 76 stories and posts tagged 'Historical'.
Published Apr 6, 2019 · 2,019 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 190 views
In search of Chekhov's ashtray, one finds more than a story.
Published Mar 31, 2019 · 6,144 words (23 minutes) · 66 views
More collaborative writing, this time an example of the dual-voice method. Jay and I wrote a lot of stories together; whoever began one was the first author. One day Jay wrote a snippet about this crazy bastard named Topper, and sent me the file; I wrote Grace's parts. “Rolling Steel” was published in Clarkesworld in 2009, reprinted in their "Year 3" volume, then again in "The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk" anthology in 2015. Shaun Farrell and Mur Lafferty read the story for Clarkesworld’s podcast.
Published Mar 30, 2019 · 820 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 77 views
Imagine the joy of an inventor who has learned to travel in time. But what if he can only go where his subconscious directs the machine? What will he learn about himself as he careens from time to time?
Published Mar 28, 2019 · 4,931 words (18 minutes) · 1 view
Innocence can be dangerous when you confuse romance with something else. Something you cannot understand, framed against the glittering lights of Coney Island in its heyday.
Published Mar 28, 2019 · 8,669 words (32 minutes) · 1 like · 52 views
Helen Banks is going to die. When her twin brother gambles away their fortune, she must save his life and take his place in a duel to satisfy the honor of a man her brother couldn’t pay. Disguised as her brother, Helen faces the one man she’s admired from afar, a widower with a dark past and eyes that scorch her very soul.
Published Mar 27, 2019 · 13,968 words (51 minutes) · 164 views
“Still, thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion. I demand this from you. Hear my tale. It is long and strange...” — Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley // This story is the genesis tale for the Shadow Conspiracy series of steampunk anthologies from Book View Cafe. It appears as the first "chapter" of the original Shadow Conspiracy tome.
Published Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 74 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/
Published Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 107 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.