In the late 1960's the Vietnam war was truly at its prime. Left and right Politics where corrupting the war and Congress was finally getting their foot in the door of foreign affairs. A U.S. Army Journalist gets the opportunity of a lifetime, but not everything is sunshine and rainbows. Sanity is always a factor. So is perfection.
When established magician Warren Carlyle sets up his tent in Sherfield Square, Christopher Quartermaine's life changes forever. So when the man offers the chance for Christopher to travel out of his drab hometown, the boy does not hesitate to accept. Yet as the two make their way throughout the slums of the poorest cities and to the ballrooms of the finest mansions, Christopher starts to wonder if the gentleman’s motives are as untainted as they appear. Is the man Christopher idolizes and yearns to become truly who he says he is? Or are the magician's tranquil demeanor and flashy tricks just a hoax?
Fictionalized account of the lost years of Christ, starting from age 4. Inspired by basic elements (but NOT fan fiction of) Anne Rice's Christ the Lord series. Some plot things are similar, but I have done my best to develop my own ideas and characters. Also, if there I've made a mistake with my theology, Catholics, please let me know right away! I wrote this with the information in mind that Christ had/has two natures: fully divine and human, and that as God, he knew everything even as a child, but his human nature is still evident. I also learned that theologians conclude that St. Joseph never sinned, so there will be changes.
Daniel O'Regan lives in a country tired of oppression. The Irish have suffered from centuries of British occupation, but now we come to the beginning of an end. Daniel finds beauty in a world bent on violence.
This piece was inspired by the events of the Irish 1916 rising. I hope to improve on my ability to progress the story and its events, so any criticisms would be greatly appreciated.
Arno is trapped and must soon escape a town on the verge of decimation to find refuge. Kai and her father evade German patrols, endangered by their identities.
This short story is inspired by Markus Zusak and the world of the book thief. Its a piece I wrote when I was fifteen, I wish to write a similar styled piece and would love some feedback to help establish some groundwork for my next work.
The story is set during the Hool Revolution in Bengal,India in the early 1850s prior to the Revolt of 1857. Gives a glimpse at the life of the native people at that time and what led to such a revolution.
In the fifth book of the Southern Conquest series blood is spilled and debts are being collected. The Lexington's, Cohen's and others are put through a series of trials and tribulations while realizing the true meaning of southern conquest. Read more to find out. Reviews and constructive criticism are always welcome.
"Alfred and the cakes" is a set of 4 short stories for children aged 8-11 years. The 4 historically based stories are "Alfred and the cakes" about King Alfred and the Danes, "RATS!" about the Plague & Fire of London, "Old Marley is dead" based on Dickens's "Christmas Carol" and "Elizabeth on Tour" about Queen Elizabeth 1 meeting Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre and seeing off the Spanish Armada
"RATS!" is a set of 4 short plays for reading and performance in schools by 8-11 year olds. The 4 plays are "RATS!" about the Plague and Fire of London, "Alfred & The Cakes" about King Alfred and the Danes, "Old Marley is Dead" based on Dickens's A Christmas Carol and "Elizabeth on tour", describing Queen Elizabeth 1 and her visit to the Globe theatre to meet Shakespeare and at the same time see off and invasion by the Spanish Armada
sam is employed by the department of conservation (doc). his two mates are helping out. their task is to clear out as many feral pigs as they can in the tongariro national park, which is located in the north island of new zealand.
there are three major volcanoes within this park, so the culling of the pigs has to be done with great care as there are an abundant amount of thermal pools, mud pools and, of course, volcanoes.
in the high country of new zealand, the weather can be very fickle, going from warm to cold within minutes. the three friends draw even closer as they get caught up in a weather pattern with a difference. mist, sulphur, and rain envelop them and propel them back to the start of the new zealand wars of 1863.
three modern blokes, with all the paraphernalia of the 21st century, running around in the past, confused, lost, and trying to stay out of harm's way, once they realise where they are.
will they get home? will they change history? this is their story