Found 107 works tagged 'Historical'.
Published Aug 12, 2019 · 4,838 words (18 minutes)
I'm not sure why I chose this ballad to retell for my collection, way back in the nineties - no magic, no shapeshifting, no humorous twist. Just a straight love story, not my kind of thing, really. At least she picks her own man?! Reading it over, I find the king amusing, at any rate. However, the women of my novels, even my children's books, would give Inge very different advice on how to get her lands back. Edged weapons would no doubt be involved.
Published Aug 12, 2019 · 5,125 words (19 minutes)
I pinched the title from Sir Walter Scott, but this is of course another Danish ballad, one of the humorous ones. Three childhood friends, the old love triangle, a flooded river on the wedding day ...
Published Aug 12, 2019 · 4,234 words (16 minutes) · 1 view
Another humorous fairy tale based on a ballad from medieval Denmark. Bold Ellensborg, fed up with her beloved's failure to return from a trip to the Holy Land, crews a ship with her maidens and sets sail to fetch him home.
Published Jul 30, 2019 · 2,950 words (11 minutes) · 1 view
A young boy learns a lesson when he tries to secure his pigeon fame and fortune at the grand opening of Halifax Piece Hall in 1779. Shortlisted in the HWA/Dorothy Dunnet Short Story Competition 2017.
Published Jul 30, 2019 · 917 words (4 minutes) · 83 views
Inspired by a true story. In antebellum Virginia, Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom in a box. But now that he repeats his feat in venues around the world as a conjuring trick, will he ever be free. Second prize winner in the Swanwick Writers' Summer School short story competition, in association with Writing Magazine, 2017.
Fiction Series: Complete 5 Chapters
Updated Jul 23, 2019 · 11,570 words (43 minutes) · 79 views
The arrival of her betrothed husband Sir Rowland fills Eleanor with dread. But he brings with him a handsome young minstrel, in possession of a mysterious book and a harp with strange powers.
Fiction Series: Complete 12 Chapters
Updated Jul 18, 2019 · 53,813 words (196 minutes) · 1 like · 66 views
What if the Moon were magic? What if simply looking at the full Moon would transform one out of every ten people into a mindless animal? What if, in the year 1968, NASA decided to send three astronauts to orbit the Moon anyway?