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Found 76 stories and posts tagged 'Historical'.



Anatoly Belilovsky


Published Apr 9, 2019 · 1,231 words (5 minutes) · 52 views

Classic Fantasy Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Historical war opera

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I love steam trains and out walking in Worcestershire beside the River Severn heard a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway. It was spring, the trees had burst into life and in a small clearing, the sun shone through the tree canopy. The train approached and I quickly took this shot. It took me straight back to my childhood when steam ruled. just look at the colours of engine and coaches fitting perfectly with the colours of spring!


Kátia Bandeira de Mello-Gerlach

The Fate of Anton Chekhov's Ashtray

Published Apr 6, 2019 · 2,019 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 190 views

Classic Literary Fiction Historical short story literary stories surrealism international literature

In search of Chekhov's ashtray, one finds more than a story.



Anatoly Belilovsky

Tempora Mutantur

Published Apr 5, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 49 views

Horror Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

About those rays on Lady Liberty's head...



Shannon Page

Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story

Published Mar 31, 2019 · 6,144 words (23 minutes) · 66 views

Science Fiction Historical dieselpunk twisted romance Jay Lake

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.

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Exploring never gets old.


James Van Pelt

The Time Travel Device

Published Mar 30, 2019 · 820 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 77 views

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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?

Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️


Madeleine E. Robins

Somewhere In Dreamland Tonight

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 4,931 words (18 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Historical Romance vampire Coney Island 1900

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.

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Lauren Smith

The Duelist's Seduction Chapter 1

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 8,669 words (32 minutes) · 1 like · 52 views

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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.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Accumulating Man: A Missing Journal of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 13,968 words (51 minutes) · 164 views

Fantasy Horror Historical Book View Cafe Shadow Conspiracy John Polidori steampunk Frankenstein Mary Shelley alt-history

“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.



Steven Harper

The Soul Jar

Published Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 74 views

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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:

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Amy Sterling Casil

Heart of Jade

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 107 views

Fantasy Historical Romance love story magic fantasy romance Mayan legends

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.

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