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Steven Harper

Ghosts From an Enchanter Fleeing

Published Sep 8, 2019 · 4,759 words (18 minutes) · 3 likes · 56 views

Fantasy Historical magic ghosts ghost story victorian england

What happens when a necromancer becomes woke? This story appeared in WEIRD TALES in 1999.

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Laura Anne Gilman

First Dance

Published Sep 8, 2019 · 2,368 words (9 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical revenge Magical Realism coming of age

A young woman faces her past, and the angel who cost her everything.

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K. V. Johansen

Inge and the King

Published Aug 12, 2019 · 4,838 words (18 minutes)

Historical Romance medieval happily ever after (maybe)

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.

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K. V. Johansen

The Gallant Came Late

Published Aug 12, 2019 · 5,125 words (19 minutes)

Humor Historical Romance medieval Humour happily ever after (maybe)

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 ...

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K. V. Johansen

Bold Ellensborg

Published Aug 12, 2019 · 4,234 words (16 minutes) · 1 view

Humor Historical Romance fairy tale medieval Humour Happily ever after?

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.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

Signor Pietro's Pigeon

Published Jul 30, 2019 · 2,950 words (11 minutes) · 1 view

Historical coming of age 18th century prizewinning Yorkshire

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.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

Thinking Outside the Box

Published Jul 30, 2019 · 917 words (4 minutes) · 62 views

Historical prizewinning true story 19th century black history

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.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

Awaken the Dawn

Updated Jul 23, 2019 · 11,570 words (43 minutes) · 55 views

Fantasy Historical Romance historical fantasy medieval fantasy novella

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.

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Stephen Dedman

Cenotaph

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 110 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 111 views

Literary Fiction Historical poem anniversary

One of my rare relatively recent forays into poetry.

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Curtis C. Chen

By the Light of the Moon

Updated Jul 18, 2019 · 53,813 words (196 minutes) · 1 like · 40 views

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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?

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Moon close-up by NASA