Found 5 stories and posts tagged 'historical fantasy'.
Published Mar 17, 2019 · 7,437 words (28 minutes) · 83 views
Modern children fear the monster in the closet and the creature under the bed. Victorian climbing boys have no closets and no beds. What do they fear? This story originally appeared in MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S FANTASY MAGAZINE as the cover story. Year later, I wrote a sequel to it. "The Soul Jar" appeared in a steampunk anthology called THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY, and I'll post it next week. Click LIKE or SUBSCRIBE. I can't do this without my fantastic readers!
Published Mar 9, 2019 · 4,982 words (19 minutes) · 5 likes · 430 views
Aging bomoh Tok Kadir and his apprentice Saifan have been called in to deal with grisly deaths at a tin mining factory. The workers say it's an Orang Minyak, the fault of pretty foreigner Maria, but Orang Minyak are supernatural rapists, not murderers.
Published Oct 4, 2018 · 9,334 words (34 minutes) · 46 views
The river Thames collects the rubbish and sewage of London's residents. Mudlarks are poor children who survive by scavenging for that rubbish in the mud at the river's edge. They work in crews, each with its own territory, each with its own leader.
Published Oct 4, 2018 · 4,099 words (15 minutes) · 46 views
When the battered remnants of the English fleet limped up the Thames, fleeing before the might of the advancing Spanish Armada, fourteen-year-old Robin refused to flee to safety. His life--and his magic--are too valuable a weapon to set aside in this, Protestant England's desperate last stand.
Published Jul 31, 2018 · 5,214 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 272 views
Only a few fading splotches of paint remained on the rotting townhouse's front door, but whenever Lidea Stockwell saw them, she couldn't help remembering how the door had looked the day she and her family were sealed inside to live or die as God willed.