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James Van Pelt

Voices

Published Jun 14, 2019 · 5,760 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 29 views

Horror Mystery Science Fiction Historical Romance time travel

Everyone knows about time travel paradoxes and how they make travel into history impossible, but there are ways around the problems, and if you could go back in time, to your best and worst days, what would you discover? Could you answer your deepest mysteries?

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The chimney
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Curtis C. Chen

Making Waves

Published Jun 11, 2019 · 6,318 words (23 minutes)

magic WWII submarine Fantasy Horror Historical

An alternate WWII where magic and monsters exist, but you can still fight with submarines... mostly...

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James Van Pelt

The Invisible Empire

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 7,760 words (29 minutes) · 41 views

Fantasy Horror Historical cthulhu Colorado mining racism mythos

Here's a story of Colorado gold mining in the late 1800s, racism and Cthulhu in equal measure. There are men who are monsters, and then there are monsters.

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Stephen Dedman

Probable Cause

Published Jun 3, 2019 · 1,742 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 71 views

Horror Science Fiction Historical Serial Killer parallel worlds alternative timelines vanishing hitchhiker

A man picks up a hitchhiker on a dark desert highway, and tells her his story...

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Onward
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Mark R Conte

The Wall

Published May 29, 2019 · 3,205 words (12 minutes) · 29 views

Historical Romance

An American soldier stationed West Berlin when the wall divides Berlin and all Germans meets a woman from East Berlin who wants to become very American.

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Stephen Dedman

Twilight of Idols

Published May 16, 2019 · 5,298 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 59 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 · 49 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) · 83 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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Sunset at Lake Constance
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Nancy Jane Moore

Alternate Explanation

Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 126 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 · 2 views

Fantasy Historical weird western magic bullet unrequited love

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

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