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A Place To Spend The Night by Hyperforce

A Place To Spend The Night

By Hyperforce

A young man arrives in 1960s San Francisco and has an experience that he would never forget.

Short Story | Updated Aug 22, 2015 | Reads: 21 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: short, story, friendship, mature, misc, historical, fiction, fiction

Queen Jane

By Keyzer Soze

Inspired and based on the famous English ballad- "The Death of Queen Jane", performed by Oscar Isaac in " Inside Llewyn Davis."

Short Story | Updated Aug 19, 2015 | Reads: 16 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: historical, fiction, fiction, love, suffering, death

Of Gods And Men

By Zerohawk

A creative non-fiction take on the days just before the beginning of The Crusades.

Short Story | Updated Aug 17, 2015 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: historical, fiction, knights, the, crusades, old, english

Second Sight

By Pwl

Two twin boys in 1906 learn the grass might be greener on the other side. A picture speaks a thousand words, but one word can conjure a thousand images. I hope the writing reflects a time period both familiar and alien to 21st century senses.

Short Story | Updated Aug 11, 2015 | Reads: 29 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: historical, fiction, youth, culture, twins, brothers

Hollow Death In The Lying Cold Coal

By Makwiesel

A not-so-happy story of one of my earliest memories. Names changed to protect the not-so-innocent.

Short Story | Updated Aug 4, 2015 | Reads: 21 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: memoir, abuse, childhood, memory, midwest, past, coal, sad, beating, survival

The Emissary by Philoxenus

The Emissary

By Philoxenus

This story tries to imagine what it was like to be persecuted by Christians after they won control of the Roman Empire. It is set near the end of the fourth century CE and describes the destruction of the great Library of Alexandria.

Short Story | Updated Aug 4, 2015 | Reads: 24 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: alexandria, roman, empire, hypatia, 391ce, christian, persecution

The First Dance Of The Tic Tac Kid

By Makwiesel

This is a short story describing a young man's first high school dance. It doesn't go quite as he expected, except that it really does.

Short Story | Updated Aug 3, 2015 | Reads: 28 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: teen, struggle, confidence, romance, angst, tic-tacs, 80s

My Queen

By Roxie Ruiz

'Who am I but a mere pawn in society? she interrupted scornfully. You might as well end my life right here. Do as I say soldier raise that sword at your side and end my misery.''

Short Story | Updated Aug 2, 2015 | Reads: 21 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

A Bad Omen by Wyatt Collins

A Bad Omen

By Wyatt Collins

Early one morning, colonial American pioneer Daniel Webber leaves his wife Abigail for a regular hunting trip. His jaunt takes a tragic turn when his worst fears are realized.

Short Story | Updated Jul 28, 2015 | Reads: 61 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 2
Tags: colonial, america, frontier, frontiersman, mountain, man, hunting, kentucky, rifle, daniel, webber, webber, daniel, cabin, log, cabin, tragedy, indians, indian, native

Gentlemen Of The Seas by Jeff Bezaire

Gentlemen Of The Seas

By Jeff Bezaire

A merchant vessel falls prey to pirates. It's a dangerous life on the ocean, and not everyone is equipped to handle it.

Short Story | Updated Jul 25, 2015 | Reads: 54 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: pirates, merchants, deception, ploy, desperation, starvation, duty, honour, prey, merciless, ship, corsair, comrade, fear, courage

Pacific Eagles by luhanst1944

Pacific Eagles

By luhanst1944

The year is 1945. Lost and abandoned by his comrades, Private Jack Davis is captured by Japanese forces on the remote island of Bataan, site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War. Interned under barbaric conditions with little hope of rescue, it is only through the assistance of...

Short Story | Updated Jul 20, 2015 | Reads: 34 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Into The Abyss by luhanst1944

Into The Abyss

By luhanst1944

1968: America is at war, fighting a losing battle against the communists in the steaming jungles of Vietnam. Meet Jonah North, United States Marine captain, father of two, and veteran soldier. When a team of Marines goes missing on a combat mission deep in the DMZ, it is up to North and his crack...

Short Story | Updated Jul 20, 2015 | Reads: 26 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Amarillo by luhanst1944


By luhanst1944

1973. Amarillo, Texas. John Harris is a typical everyman, a struggling entrepreneur attempting to carve out a living in a dusty town half ruined by the nation's recent oil crisis. Trapped in a failing marriage and living in a ramshackle farmhouse, his luck suddenly changes when, lost and alone in...

Short Story | Updated Jul 20, 2015 | Reads: 13 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

The Battle For The Throne  by Alicia

The Battle For The Throne

By Alicia

The son of the wise and powerful Solomon known as Shakir,is faced to battle one just as strong and powerful as himself until one person perishes in order to obtain the throne of his father. Would this battle lead to Shakir's death or would he complete this great fight victoriously.

Short Story | Updated Jul 18, 2015 | Reads: 21 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

Phoenix Tail

By Phoenix Phonson

Can a school trip to Hampton Court get any more dull? When an unexpected creature flies out of the ceiling, one boy's perception of history changes forever.

Short Story | Updated Jul 18, 2015 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1

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