DisPLACEd: The Iron Horse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


Just as the group were settling into the idea that the time-shift was a one-off, they are thrown back to 1860's America. They are plagued with illness, feuds, and Native Americans desperately
trying to reclaim their land. It will take all they've got to get back home in one piece.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Submitted: January 12, 2018

The lecture hall was near-full. Jake sat in the middle of the room, looking at other students chatting amongst themselves. He turned hi... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: January 12, 2018

“I’m telling you, it’s a sign.” Harley gestured up to the heavens. Jake shook his head. “It’s a history class, of cou... Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: January 12, 2018

None of the students knew what to do, the experience still fairly new for them. The sound of heavy footsteps nearby sparked Ryan to act... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: January 12, 2018

The noise and smell was overwhelming from the moment the large wooden doors rolled open. Dirt covered every surface, swirling off the g... Read Chapter

Chapter Five

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The further the train cars sat from the tent cluster, the nicer they were. The polished wooden frames shone in the sunlight. Eric saw a... Read Chapter

Chapter Six

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“You’re doing what?” Reb almost spat out her drink - sarsaparilla. Eric wiped the droplets off the table with a handkerchie... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven

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The dance hall was filled with the owner’s of the various businesses that occupied tents around the rail-line. There were butchers, t... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight

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“Brilliant,” Durant released a melodramatic sigh. “That’s all we need.” “Sir?” A voice called out from a back room of... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine

Submitted: January 12, 2018

Jake shuffled back and forth outside Durant’s caboose, kicking at the dirt. He had been walking past when Eric and the other surveyor... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten

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The clanging of the bell was met with dozens of heads poking up out of the trenches. It was the end of another long day of laborious wo... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven

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The workers shuffled out of their tents and sleeper cars, making their way towards the work stations. They squinted their bloodshot eye... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve

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Once the photograph was taken and the equipment loaded onto the cart, Durant hurried them off to the first stop. There were three horse... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen

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The travelling group disembarked from the horses and carts. Durant groaned and stretched, bouncing his feet on the springy grass.... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen

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Ryan gulped down his ladle-full of water, going back for seconds and thirds. Rain would be coming within the next few days, and the hum... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen

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“I heard Dodge’s dead,” the words slurred as they came out of the man’s mouth. His face was red, either from being out in the s... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen

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Dan Casement stood on the station platform. He reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out his fob watch, huffing when he read the ho... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen

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Reb and Harley could tell by Jake’s dejected posture that his talk with Dan Casement had not gone well. “He’s not telling me ... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen

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Jonathan peeled the flap of the tent back, stepping inside and shaking his head. Rain drops flew in a wide arc, splattering those seate... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen

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“Two breaks a day,” Jake read from the scrap of paper. “No,” Dan replied. “Credit at the Dance Hall when their daily ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty

Submitted: January 12, 2018

Reb knocked and entered the caboose, seeing the light was still on inside. “Hey.” Aadita looked up from her book, giving a tire... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-One

Submitted: January 12, 2018

Eli and Jonathan were quickly surrounded as a crude circle formed around them. Eli’s gang called out support for their leader, while ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two

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Reb cleared her throat as she entered the church tent. She could see through to a small room in the back, where Father Ivan sat. He was... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three

Submitted: January 12, 2018

Ryan and Reb hurried toward the yelling, getting to Aadita at the same time as Jake and Harley. “Where’s Eric?” Reb asked. ... Read Chapter

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