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A Toothless Act

By Matill

Another piece for my African American Lit class, this one focusing on the act that abolished the slave trade in Britain in 1807. The Act was "toothless" in many respects because slavery was still allowed and slavers found many ways to circumvent the restriction on trading.

Short Story | Updated Apr 17, 2014 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: historical, fiction, slavery, britain, trade, pirates


By Matill

This is part of a journal assignment I wrote for an African American Literature course. It came to me after listening to Billy Holiday's "Strange Fruit". A family in the American South during Reconstruction attends a picnic.

Short Story | Updated Apr 17, 2014 | Reads: 47 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1

Les Grognards

By Metaknoik

The journey of a young man and his cadre of companions, stuck in the era of Napoleon and desperate for freedom.

Short Story | Updated Apr 15, 2014 | Reads: 16 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

The Dynasty Of The Dire Wolves by Polarfire

The Dynasty Of The Dire Wolves

By Polarfire

Just a short story about my favorite animals dire wolves and a new spin on how they went extinct.

Short Story | Updated Apr 14, 2014 | Reads: 7 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: myth, original, wolves, dire, wolves, story, short

The Journey To Baghdad

By Ammaransari

Two Crusader journey to the holy city of Baghdad. Told in journal entries.

Short Story | Updated Apr 10, 2014 | Reads: 27 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Killer Wave by Brenden Singh

Killer Wave

By Brenden Singh

Young Tsuna Watanabe, brash, foolish and arrogant is estranged from all he ever knew and held dear. His prestige and power. Self-destructive decisions make the village a grim reaper heaven

Short Story | Updated Apr 3, 2014 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: violence, death, samurai, katanas, grim, short, story, story, foolish, arrogance, kids, fighters, fat, small, frail, strong, weak, men, women, villagers

Scarlet Princess

By Joli Hugh

Astarte, this is the name of one of the two daughters of Boecio, king of Theben, and his wife, Peitho, a nymph handmaiden to Aphrodite who died after giving birth to Astarte. Her sister, Ker, took the throne after the sudden assassination of her father, and is married to the drunken Ptolemy. Ast...

Short Story | Updated Apr 3, 2014 | Reads: 40 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: historical, fiction, greek, ancient, greece, greecian, princess, historical, romance

Forest Demon Humbaba by Tollofthebelle

Forest Demon Humbaba

By Tollofthebelle

After the death of her mother, a young girl living in Ancient Mesopotamia is raised by a forest demon and together they share many adventures. Suddenly, two hunters arrive in their home and are set on killing the demon. What will become of her? Cover Image Credit >> 4f6f3b from DeviantART

Short Story | Updated Mar 28, 2014 | Reads: 35 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: mesopotamia, girl, demon, forest, spirit, humbaba

The Wolf Hunt

By Karston Komers

His wife is dead, his daughter is murdered, his home is engulfed by war. All he wants is peace.

Short Story | Updated Mar 18, 2014 | Reads: 78 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: history, ww2, world, war, two, action, death, murder, suspense, africa, egypt, austria, europe, revenge, vengence, peace, loss, desire, desert

The Question by Alice Mlt

The Question

By Alice Mlt

William and his mortal enemy are about to reach the climax of their decades-old dispute and William's wife only adds fuel to the fire. A new take on a world-famous writer. What really happened?

Short Story | Updated Mar 17, 2014 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: history, shakespeare, murder, theatre, fiction


By The Idea

A tribute to all the men who died, allies and central powers alike, in the First World War.

Short Story | Updated Mar 14, 2014 | Reads: 30 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Man In The Mirror  by Jus Regium

Man In The Mirror

By Jus Regium

Look into the mirror, and don't try to fight. It wants the power and it wants it tonight. Dance with the darkness in the pale moonlight And lose your soul to its might.

Short Story | Updated Mar 13, 2014 | Reads: 71 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: power, king, mirror.

A Hero Of War by Professerbob

A Hero Of War

By Professerbob

a short war memory.

Short Story | Updated Mar 13, 2014 | Reads: 145 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2

The Chamber Of Sin

By Michael Schmidt

The first part to a story about a girl who is the victim of a rigid society.

Short Story | Updated Mar 11, 2014 | Reads: 43 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1

Trial By Fire (Or, Fury In Flames)

By Danawjones

A woman is brought before the Spanish Inquisition after an Arch-Bishop dies in a mysterious fire. She has no memory of the incident, or of much of her past. Is something else at work? Can this

Short Story | Updated Mar 10, 2014 | Reads: 77 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: historical, fiction, inquisition, supernatural, fire, witch, magic, spain, history

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