1960s stories, books, poems, and more

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New York, 1962. The Dark Carnival, a place that is full of magic, mystery, and darkness, has come to town, draws all kinds of problems for those who go there. The final children's fantasy novel in the trilogy by Robert Helliger. Read More
New York, 1962. In the city that never sleeps, a carnival comes to town. Madeline Forster, who lives in the Orphanage for Girls, dreams of making a name for herself, unaware of the price she has to pay by going there. The REVISED VERSION of "The Dark Carnival". The first… Read More
Charles Manson became the most infamous killer in the history of American crime. He was America's answer to the other most famed killer, Jack the Ripper. But history revisionism began as soon as the Manson story was revealed in December of 1969. Information wasn't available like it is today, and… Read More

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A coming of age story set in the turbulent 1960's Read More

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A short romance story set in the mid-1960's. Read More

Tags: romance, london, 1960s

New York, 1968. The Fraternity is a place in New York where the elite teenagers go for the next four years. When Thomas Kemp arrives there, he gets involved in a series of dramatic events that causes him to question whether it was worth going there. Read More

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A Memoir of a young chef working in London and France in the 1960s. Read More
The late 1960's was a time of social change, tragedy and political upheaval. It was also a groovy time to be a teenager. What will happen when a loner, a joker, a hippie and a nerd are brought together? Read more to find out. Reviews and constructive criticism are welcome. Read More

Tags: romance, drama, lgbt, 1960s

New York, 1961. Bertrand Caplan is a smooth talker in Lower Manhattan. He dazzles the high society scene in the city that never sleeps, and romances as many women as he can. But, due to his manic state, he attacks them at random, sparking a man hunt during the Presidency… Read More

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New York, 1961. When a group of teenagers struggle to conform to the rigid leaders in America, they revolt, causing mayhem in an America gone mad. Read More
One stormy night, a lost motorist in a car that is about to die, comes across Chaddleworth, an old house in the middle of the countryside, a port in any storm. The driver is helped into the warmth and safety of his home by the mysterious Eldon Street and in… Read More
You know the old saying that only women get the blues? Well the horselady of blues herself is coming for the Lexington and Cohen clans. Titus wants to rejuvenate his professional career with Francine on his arm. Magnolia is still questioning her parenting skills. Adelaide finds herself in a dilemma… Read More

Tags: romance, drama, lgbt, 1960s

In 1969, at the height of the Cold War, historians Adrian Coombe and Tulpe Vellum are cruising down the Rhine in search of mediaeval artefacts for their University. Eccentric Carolingian Judge von Metzenburg persuades them to take him immediately to the Black Forest Frankenrichter Court House in exchange for valuable… Read More
London, England, 1965. When a series of murders happen, DI Davies, and his partner DI Smyth, investigate, which causes shockwaves across the country. Read More
They say gentility is the heart of the American south but that's not the case in this tawdry tale. Behind the mansion walls and tea sipping conversations lie deceit, betrayal sex and murder. The Lexington's are the epitome of wealth and power. However their tranquil world is interrupted when a… Read More

Tags: romance, drama, lgbt, 1960s

Phoenix, Arizona, 1961. Norman Bates is in the psychiatric ward for several murders the previous year. When Martin Lowell takes over the place, a series of new murders rocks the city, as the horror continues. Read More
1968, Leavenworth, Washington. A boy murders his entire family. He escapes the crime scene and makes his way to a small summer camp just outside of town. He terrorizes 4 boys. Will they leave alive, or in pieces? Read More

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December 08, 2017

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When Liam is booked to replace the injured bass player of the 1960s band The Ferrymen he has no idea how memorable a performance it will be. Read More

Tags: music, 1960s

Short Story / Thrillers

November 04, 2017

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This story is set in the 1960s, and follows a young woman on her journey on a stormy night. What could possibly go wrong?... Read More
This is an epistolary memoire about a love affair fifty years ago starting in 1967. My first love was perfect in every way and I had lost my young fourteen year old heart to her. "Ink and paper like old photographs fade with time but the stirrings of the heart… Read More
A poem in tribute to the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Read More

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All my life there has been book in the family library that is forbidden. It is known simply as The Black Book. What is the secret that it holds? Read More

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When Gordy flees America and the War in Vietnam and takes a job as an English teacher in the Tokyo of the 1960s, he finds he gets a lot more than a mere hourly wage. [NOTE: My novel, "An American Love Song in Survival Japanese" has recently been published on… Read More

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"This is without a doubt the funniest story I've read in a decade. The entire Japanese female persona is laid bare here. Every bit true. Your sto..." Read More

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