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After losing everything Tharen and Aylwin, the lone survivors of Brayssia. Adventure through Zenova and beyond with Three key objectives. Finding Tharen’s stolen weapon, finding a willing king able to step up, and most importantly making the world a better place. Along the way they will find others who share… Read More

Chapter 1

Book / Historical Fiction

March 03, 2021

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I wanted to post my short story ‘Sweat’ after I was critiqued on some of my other work. I was going to replace it entirely, but I feel like my writing improved with the critique and figured I’d give other people a chance to see the difference - maybe it’ll… Read More

Chapter 8

Book / Historical Fiction

March 02, 2021

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When twins are born their souls are braided together. When tragedy strikes, when one is lost, their souls are split. ~ How can one convince people the other isn’t dead? How can the other survive in a harsh world? ~ This is a story about family, friends, pirates, a cat… Read More

Book / Historical Fiction

March 01, 2021

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1968. Summer in Chicago. America is on fire. Detective Costas George has lost his son in Vietnam. He doesn't understand his teenage daughter. He's got a serial killer on the loose. His brother Theo is a journalist and will do anything to catch the scoop on this madman. What will… Read More

Chapter 4

Book / Historical Fiction

February 23, 2021

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Desiree de Vere's life has never been normal especially due to the fact that she is the daughter of a duke. How to survive society through the eyes of Desiree de Vere Read More

Book / Historical Fiction

February 22, 2021

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"Fate, is a hunter. My conscience mocked me, aggravating me like a pettish child." While surveying the site of an ancient Scottish Highland ruin, two young archaeologist siblings in training, Montserrat and Alex, wander away from their family and find themselves trapped in an old cave and taken to another… Read More

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My take on Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey," relating warrior Odysseus' sea tribulations on his way back to Ithaca after the Trojan War. I'm not sure exactly what prompted this, except a year or two ago I became interested in the Odyssey, then sort of put that on the back… Read More

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Just a poem about some kinds of sailing. Read More

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July 22nd 1979 The most vile yet effective political event of the modern era Read More

Short Story / Historical Fiction

February 10, 2021

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A short story on the strength of the individual spirit to endure. Read More

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I sat on my rocking chair, humming a lullaby. The one my older sister... once sang during the war. During World War 2 before my world shattered with deaths. Read More

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A young woman on the run suddenly finds herself at the mercy of hardened, violent criminals. Enduring the cruelty, she vows never to give in and find a way out of her plight. This is the beginning of Veronica Murray's story in The Outlaw Series by Sandra Hall. Read More

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‘I know not where she is!’ (18+) A few years ago I stayed at a coaching inn which was once frequented by Matthew Hopkins, the notorious Witchfinder General of Essex. On the outside wall of the inn I found a sign, explaining that under Hopkins personal supervision, more than 300… Read More

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"Atmospheric, of course, leavened by the richness of language you've brought to bear. The pace is nicely balanced too. And you care." Read More

Book / Historical Fiction

January 20, 2021

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(Test story, temp title and cover.) Heletti, Emma, and Anna are three performers in a late 19th-century circus. Each have their own problems. Emma is a mother who is trapped in a horrid marriage with one of the ringmasters, Anna tries to send money back home to her Polish mother… Read More
There are a bunch of YouTube vids on Atlantis and the Richat Structure that caught my eye. ...An interesting maybe, for sure. This work is a poetic exploration of that hypotheses. Technical notes follow the poem, if'n you are interested. SPP Cover photo: Alejandro BGN, Nov 2019 Read More

Chapter 1

Book / Historical Fiction

January 15, 2021

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Again, Heidi and I are into some discussions about the body and what it really can do. Read More

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What can I say, the title says most of it. But what doesn't it say? Read More
This story details the brief history of trolls in the United States, particularly the Carpathian Slave trolls from just after the American Civil War to 1936 when they became extinct. Read More
I was awarded second-place in the writing category for National History Day at my school this year. I hope to win county and compete as a finalist, but more than that, I hope that you will find this piece of writing interesting, because I am of the firm belief that… Read More
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Chapter 1

Book / Historical Fiction

January 06, 2021

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When the fae came down from the moon in the 1930's, they claimed to have been on earth long before humans. They had simply decided to move to other worlds, such as the cold face of the moon, to make room for the humans to have a chance at life.… Read More
Bloody Knife is an army scout guiding a group of cavalry soldiers in the Black Hills. His adventures involve prospectors, Sioux warriors, and a Cheyenne Dog Soldier. Read More
This is a story that is dedicated to the front line workers. Read More
A random story from randomly generated words in an exercise I like to call doodle-writing. Read More

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Ever heard of the Mexican Treasure that was lost in a Texas county? No, I didn't either until I was doing some research on Indian wars. Read More

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Billy is a hit man determined to bring his brand of justice to the person responsible for murdering his wife. But there comes a time when a man has to choose between revenge and love. Read More

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Well, visiting the big city seemed to be a good idea at the time - an interesting change from tending flocks, bringing up kids, wandering through the wilderness... A (hopefully) humorous look at a waaayyy earlier time of yet another family vacation cut short, ...and probably no refund in the… Read More

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Sorry, I tried to be up-beat. --- I did try. ... Just thoughts of today and towards the future. Read More

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A time capsule Read More

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Two brothers from Algeria, formerly Ayala Algeria, the state that supported the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but with the appearance of an old curse in Ali's life who accepts it and is unaware of his danger, along with the jealousy of his brother who thinks he is the most worthy… Read More
this story resounts what happened to numerous veterands of the second world war and how their lives were so badly muddled. this is not a true story but the instances of veterans living on the streets and nevr being able to continue a productive life are numerous in number. Read More
Tho Al-Qarnayn mentioned in the Holy Quran as the Conqueror built a wall to defend against the Gog and Magog. He cornered them off. He also reached the primitive tribe that resembled the Fish-Eaters encountered by King Alexander's expedition at the coastal desert. (image by By Mike Peel, CC BY-SA… Read More
With the death of King Alexander, my assignment as his Mesopotamian multilinguist was over. I didn't want to stay within the circle of his competing generals. I went to my olden UR city. (Image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Hydaspes) Read More
I was King Alexander's Mesopotamian interpreter when the expedition departed Amphipolis in April 334 BC. I joined a civilian elite of his campaign, including Aristotle's nephew and the philosopher who called to worship the King. (Image from https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2015/11/11/alexander-the-great-in-afghanistan/) Read More

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Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, and student of Plato tutored the prince until sixteen. Following the assassination of his father Philip II in 336 BC, he took up the throne of the Macedon monarchy at the age of twenty. (Image from Alejandro Magno campaign two battles of Alexander the Great.jpg) Read More

Chapter 12

Book / Historical Fiction

December 01, 2020

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As the war for America's freedom stretches on, Emmeline Reed is sure that she knows exactly what she stands for. Her brothers fight in the British Royal Army. Her father is a British Major. In every way, she is the ideal example of what a Loyalist young lady ought to… Read More
A tragic conflict arises over a stolen sword and a sudden betrayal. Read More