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25 Most Recent Historical Fiction Short Stories

'...And The Children Were Sent Away. ...': Poland, 1939. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Annechka and her younger brothers, who are Jewish, remain in hiding, scared about what is going on around them. She is worried about the fate of her parents, who have been captured by the Nazis...
'I Need To Get To Higher Ground; I Wasn't Born With Fins!' (Katrina) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A survivor of Hurricane Katrina recalls what he went through before being rescued a week later. Image of ugly approaching storm clouds (C) 2007, by Karla Dorman...
3 Wise Young Men: Bible Story from Greek Ezra by John Howard Reid
One of the jewels of the Bible, this superb story is translated from the Greek version of the Old Testament. It is included in my book, "Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Selections from the Orthodox Old Testament". ..
A Canadian Legend: Part 1 by Lani Laberge
This is a story told from the perspective of a young native girl in 1875. The language may seem archaic or simple...
A Celebration of Life by Mr. Ed
An Ancient Ceremony..
A Chapter From Schlussel's Woman by John Lindermuth
Schlussel's Woman, my first novel, is still available from iUniverse, Amazon, B&N and other booksellers. Here's a sample chapter...
A Conversation with new author, John T. Wills by John Wills
An online Interview with John T. Wills, author of Just a Season..
A Dark Council by Brendan Carroll
Characters from "The Red Cross of Gold" series in a short story showing the beginning of an age old grudge between two of the Brothers...
A Dark Shadow! by Ted Roberts
A Swashbuckling, Romantic Mystery! By Swash-Author: Ted Anthony Roberts ..
A Dream at Night by Bode Osanaiye
Bila, a 15 year old girl, organizes a rebellion against British entry in revenge of the assassination of her father by the brute warrior King Oloyi, who is , ironically, bent on marrying Bila after failing to woo Bila's mother successfully..
A Find Through Time by Marianne Petit
Struggling with severed family ties and a love life gone sour, forensic artist Gabrielle Camdem immerses herself in sculpting the face of a young Native American woman whose parallel life takes her on an incredible journey back in time to Custer's Last Stand. The path leads her deep into the heart ..
A Forbidden Love by Ted Roberts
Love can be forbidden when it comes to a royal lady and a pirate!..
A Hunt and a Kiss by Juliet Waldron
A short story from the collection "Love is on the Wind," available at Amazon and at Second Wind Publishing's site. This is the opener for a novel I wrote a long time ago--but it needs to come out of the drawer and turn into what it was clearly dying to be -- a fantasy romance! ..
A Letter to Alphia by Peter Engelman
This essay is a fictional account of a former black slave that writes her daughter from a TB sanatorium. In her note, she recounts her childhood and details memorable if not unpleasant events of her upbringing. Written in the black dialect of the time, one can feel the pain of this black woman's la..
A Man of Honour by Deborah Cullins Smith
This is an alternate history, which is more along the lines of science fiction rather than historical fiction. Difficult flip of the coin, but it does lean more toward the historical side. Benedict Arnold is a name synonymous with "traitor". But there was so much more to the man than that one moment..
A New Beginning by Tom Heeren
The short fiction deals with the ups and downs of Armistice Day in an upper middle class London home...
A New Beginning by Brion Ofrika Bey
Quite possibly the unheard truth of the beginning. ..
A Night at the 'Well of Purity' by Lloyd Lofthouse
A short story based on a real event that took place in Vietnam in 1966. This story was named a finalist in the 2007 Chicago Literary Awards...
A Peasant's Life by Jessica Stone
Brief history of the life of a peasant in France...
A Purple Jacket by Randall Barfield
Author's Note: This story is based on a column by Colman McCarthy. It appeared in the National Catholic Register on Oct. 26, 1996. I saved the article for more than twelve years. It is still one of the most powerful articles I've ever read...
A Terrible Plague! (Part Five) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A second wave of the plague strikes Europe, much to the horror of a young girl...
A Terrible Plague! (Part Six): France, 1337. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
French residents are powerless to stop an outbreak of the "black death" that has devastated their countryside. The story picks up with young Hermine, who has lost her family a year ago and fears for her very life, as well as the lives of those around her .....
A Terrible Plague!: England, 1215 A.D. (Middle Ages) (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A little boy survives a terrifying plague that decimates the ones he loves and many people around him...
A Terrible Plague!: The Middle Ages, England 1215 (Part Three) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy continues to be frightened of new reports of "plague"; he is unsure as to what is going to happen to him, especially since the king he was working for has fallen ill himself. He is afraid for his very life...
Hear of a Rebel Moon by Misty Graves Thomason
When Trent Roman's wife is killed in a bank robbery. His friends come together to help him track down the killers. Each path they take brings them closer together and finding out who they really are inside...
Heart of Dust by Meg Leigh
Alone in the red and blue landscape of Outback Australia, Alice waits...
Hit-and-Run by Ronald Hull
Based on a true story... One of fifteen stories in my book of short stories, It's in the Water and Other Stories, a POD paperback...
Home Coming by Murielle Petitpas
Remus is an exhile of Rome. Forced into serving in the great Emperor Julius Cesaer's army will he ever see his home land again?..
A Terrible Plague!: The Middle Ages, England 1315-1320 (Part Four) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The plague that's been decimating millions of people finally seems to be losing its deadly grip on people. Or IS it?? Different people affected by the plague's effects write their feelings and fears down as a way of coping with it. Image (C) 2009, Karla Dorman...
A World Of His Own - In The Land Of The Creoles by Arlette Gaffrey
Almost 200 years before Katrina ambushed New Orleans, a young man from France was starting a new life after a harrowing narrow escape from his home land and its bloody revolution. ..
Abused Child by Mark Lichterman
The boy took one step into the room… another… then, with as little sound as possible, closing the door behind him, holding the latch, hardly breathing, standing perfectly still,hoping, "Oh, Lordy!" he prayed that Johnson would not awaken, but… "Abused" is an excerpt from my novel, "The..
Read excerpt from Amelia's Legacy, Chapter 1 Amelia's Legacy, Chapter 1 by Betty Thomason Owens
The Roaring Twenties is the backdrop for this touching story of a young woman's struggle to overcome her past mistakes. ..
Read excerpt from Amelia's Legacy, Chapter 2 Amelia's Legacy, Chapter 2 by Betty Thomason Owens
Sample Chapters: Part II..
An Old, Old Treasure by Isaiah Zerbst
This story takes place in Alberta, Canada in the 1800ds. It is about a young girl named Katy and several mountain men that she meets...
And So It Was Written by Ellen Brazer
I am enclosing the first 2 chapters of the book for you to read. ..
And The Children Were Sent Away...': Poland, 1939. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Several children are in hiding to escape the Nazi regime that has overtaken parts of Europe. Image (C) 2010, Karla Dorman...
Angel of Windword - Excerpt #1 by Maggie Dove
An excerpt from my novel, Angel of Windword, to be released by Eternal Press, 10/07/09...
Angel of Windword by Maggie Dove Excerpt #2 by Maggie Dove
An excerpt from my novel,Angel of Windword, which will be released by Eternal Press, 10/07/09..
Anny's Journals: Life During Segregation and Depression by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I see Mamma shaking her head and I know she is thinking of how long we have known the pains of a financial depression. Slavery ended long ago Mamma said, but still we are treated like we don't belong. It just boils my blood sometimes. ..
Another Excerpt by John Lindermuth
This is another chapter from my novel, The Accidental Spy. Daniel McCracken, who has been on the run from the law and avoiding participation in the American Revolution, gets caught up in circumstances that make him a hero...
Another Excerpt from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by Gayle Martin
It began as a normal family vacation to historic Tombstone, Arizona. Suddenly that all changed when Luke and his sister Jenny found themselves with the people who were present at the famous gunfight that took place near the O.K. Corral. This historical novel is for young readers aged 9 to 12...
Another Mans Shoes by John Townsend
Genetic imprint or reading too much, it is a fine line between what is and what is not...
Anya's Journals: Do They Ever See Beyond the Color of Our Skin by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am blessed because Mamma is a learned woman, she came from the North, a dangerous move, but she was in love with Daddy. She would do anything for Daddy, in the north she had better oppurtunties. ..
Anya's Journals; A River Of Tears by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I mange to find joy in my singing. My singing makes me feel special, makes me feel like I can do something, without being judged for the color of my skin. ..
Aspirations of the heart by Lee Shepherd
This screenplay was picked up by a production company in 2004. (iconoclas prod.) I have intended to write it as a novel rather than screenplay but will see. First 18 or so pages are here for you to read. Aspirations of the Heart: a single woman in 1845 was dishonourable. Thus, Grace is forc..
Available Now! Victorian Dreams by Empress LaBlaQue
Allie Beset is employed by Sullivan Realtors. When asked to photograph an old mansion for their internet site, she opens a door and finds herself back in the Victorian era. Although it’s the 1800’s, she discovers she was never a slave, wealthy, and married to a refined blue-eyed lawyer. Edward Co..
Read excerpt from Bascombe's Cross Bascombe's Cross by E Noel
A knight's tale.....
Bedtime, 1939 by Randall Barfield
Not another Elvis! This story developed due to a blog I wrote a short time ago on March 15. I'm not so sure it's 'literary fiction'. Any suggestions?..
Black As Ebony by Megan Waldroop
A a young girl living in the colonial days of the early 1800's seeks refuge from an abusive father, discovering the a secret of her ancestry...
Black Super Bowl by Leartha Wells
A historic moment of 2 Black coaches who was the first Black coach that lead their teams to a Super Bowl..
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Historical Fiction Stories
1. Christina: Cabin Fever
2. Abused Child
3. No Warning Whatsoever. ... : Joplin, Misso
4. PAX
5. The Boat: A Refugee's Story. (Part Four)
6. The Golden Words
7. Paul Goes Postal
8. The Unforgiving Storm. (Hurricane Katrina,
9. Pax Quater
10. The Search For Papa. (Part Four)
11. The Search For Papa. (Part Five)
12. Nazi POW #6217. (Part Two)
13. Pax Trimuverate
14. Pax Fides
15. Pax Continuum
16. Kueidu'ifr Vielse
17. Kristallnacht! (November 8/9/10, 1938) (Pa
18. The Boat: A Refugee's Story. (Part Five)
19. Haida Gwaii
20. Where Can We Escape To?

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Compelling historical fiction that traces the life of a young English immigrant woman who travels to America at the turn of the century to start a new life for herself. ..  
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Sonora Moonlight
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New Spain (Mexico), 1762: Father Ygnacio, S.J., struggles to keep his mission Indians from being blamed for the murder by beheading and crucifixion of an Irish rancher...  
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