1950s stories, books, poems, and more

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A song is all a boy has left of his mother. Read More

Tags: houston, texas, 1950s

Short story of the continuation of a difficult relationship through childbirth,. Read More

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mayhem in manhatten. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 21, 2021

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The existential struggles of a lonely, unfullfilled housewife in 1950's suburban America Read More
New York, 1953. In the summer in New York, Karen Walker, a housewife, lives on Mabel Street, where the World goes by...unaware of the drama that follows her. The new novel by Robert Helliger. Read More
Margaret Scholes is a 1950's housewife who resents her husband, Mike Scholes. When her life is found to be boring, she decides to spice things up, with terrible consequences. The new novel by Robert Helliger. Read More
New York, 1957 In the city that never sleeps, Don Lowell, a seventeen year old teenager, and his girlfriend, Margaret Scholl, are going to the Drive-In cinema on a Saturday night, unaware that a killer is on the loose. After several teenagers are killed, Don and Margaret try to survive...at… Read More

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A war widow wrestles with grief, fear, and revenge. Read More

Tags: war, widow, ptsd, 1950s, 1940s

Book / Horror

September 24, 2020

New York, 1953. When Bette Gray and her boyfriend, Mark Porter, are on a date one Saturday night, they fall victim to the Hook man. When Sheriff Frank West investigates their deaths, he attempts to catch the killer at all costs. Read More
New York, 1952 In the city that never sleeps, a killer is on the loose. As Homicide Detective Lowell Price, and Detective Jenny Marrow, investigate, they attempt arrest him before more people die. Book One in a new crime thriller series. Read More
New York, 1950. Homicide Detective Hal Rook works in the city that never sleeps. When the body of Rhonda Harris is found at an expensive hotel, he investigates, when the city crumples under the pressure of City Hall, where politics dominate everything. The new "Peter Sanders" crime noir mystery thriller… Read More
A non-fiction account of the 1950 death of 13 year old babysitter, Janett Christian. The story that sparked the Urban Legend story of the 1960's "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs". Read More
Camp Crystal Lake, 1959. For a long time, the Christy family have run the camp since the nineteen thirties. But, over the decades, there's been a death curse that has plagued to camp. Now, as a darkness comes over the camp, a killer comes back to spread terror while the… Read More
Washington, DC. January, 1950. Mary Shaeffer is a woman who lives in conservative America with her family. When she begins to hear radio broadcasts of the new Communist threat, she finds everyone is paranoid. Consequently, she decides that the country she knew is crumbling before her eyes, leading to massive… Read More
The lives and loves of a group of gay people in New York during the 1950's, that deeply affects the social, economic, and political environment of the era. Read More

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This is a story about Carolyn Spencer and Mary Catherine Jaboe, friends for over 40 years. A portion of the story takes place in the 1950s, and their language and actions are indicative of that period. One of them becomes seriously ill. She is at the point where she can… Read More
Land of the freaks is a piece of historical fiction in where we follow John Dawson a young familly man who believes to have murdered his family. The truth is much stranger. We journey through the 1950's on a voyage into the dark world of the mental health practice. Read More
Songs that resemble 1950s songs but fit the cultural interests of 21st century in the US. Ecolife, envirolife, individualism, novelty, entertainment. Read More

Tags: music, rock, songs, us, 1950s

A little girl from southern Indiana in 1950 finds her first pet through a fairly scary adventure. I picked Horror as the genre since the choices were limited but it's not that horrifying; just scary for the little girl. This story is written for young readers. Read More
A short horror story revolving around a small fishing village on the New England coast in the fall of 1951. Set over the course of three days, the people of Abby's Rock have barely a moment to wonder what's happening to their little town. Read More
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