Historical Fiction - Short Stories

Historical fiction usually recounts a famed event of the past or a memorable, recognizable period time period as experienced by fictional characters, but may also describe a historical figure (in their perceived likeness) that must deal with a variety of imagined situations. Historical fiction attempts to accurately capture the essence of history and realise as fully as possible the way the world once was. Striving for plausibility and authenticity, historical fiction allows the reader to both live and learn history, often showcasing political or social issues of the time.

Terror

Terror

bellamour_
2 pages, updated Sep 11, 2014
25 reads votes 3 comments 2
Huffing

Huffing

CarlyCompass
8 pages, updated Sep 04, 2014PG-13Completed
Nick Clearwater left the Kashechewan Nation Reservation in Ontario, Canada six years ago. Now he has to face his fears and go back on the sad occasion of his brother’s death.
161 reads votes 5 comments 5
Freedom

Freedom

BradTuck
3 pages, updated Aug 30, 2014PG
159 reads votes 4 comments 0
Edgar's Angel

Edgar's Angel

SBRElliot
5 pages, updated Aug 21, 2014PG-13Completed
A debt collector is sent to take care of a problem that faces him with a unique moral dilemma.
93 reads votes 4 comments 4
The Solidier

The Solidier

Hyped_On_Coffee
3 parts / 1 page, updated Aug 01, 2014Completed
A 500 word sad story for a competition (the heart break contest) hosted by @whoneedsthegreenbox. Historical Fiction #89 Short Story #883
177 reads votes 12 comments 6
The Ship of Dreams

The Ship of Dreams

whitcoulls
2 parts / 9 pages, updated Aug 22, 2014PG
On the 10th of April in the year 1912, thirteen-year-old Genevieve boards the Titanic with her parents to transport from Southampton to New York to celebrate Genevieve... read more
524 reads votes 12 comments 18
Memory [Larry]

Memory [Larry]

gastlymichael
7 parts / 10 pages, updated Jul 29, 2014PG-13
Louis was a poor boy who had just lost his job, his only way of getting food for his starving family. He did not realise it, but living in London in 1938 was about to get ex... read more
4,091 reads votes 170 comments 57
9/11

9/11

JAYTee1899
7 parts / 6 pages, updated Sep 11, 2014PG
In honour of those who lost there lives on September 11 2001
3,331 reads votes 220 comments 177
Fight for my Hand and Heart

Fight for my Hand and Heart

feathertailsilver
2 parts / 2 pages, updated Sep 05, 2014GPictures
To commemorate his eldest daughter's 18th Name Day, Lord David, Earl of Derby, commands a jousting contest. The winner of Lady Elenna's favour will be granted her hand by her father. Open to all Knights of the Realm.
54 reads votes 4 comments 8
Shooting Star

Shooting Star

chl0-b0
2 parts / 2 pages, updated Sep 13, 2014Pictures
49 reads votes 6 comments 3
Saving Maggy Grace

Saving Maggy Grace

xRebeccaDarling
6 parts / 12 pages, updated Aug 18, 2014PG-13
748 reads votes 24 comments 40
Titanic

Titanic

BriannaMarieGreuel
6 parts / 5 pages, updated Nov 19, 2013Completed
I fall into the icy cold water. The water greets me like cold knives against my skin. Suddenly the water moves, and a black shadow of a huge ship is swallowed by the sea. A loom... read more
1,698 reads votes 44 comments 18
Endless Sea

Endless Sea

Elemental_Horn
4 parts / 10 pages, updated Sep 08, 2014PG-13
Captain Celio Adalberto is one of the most feared and terrifying pirates of the water. He is also a sexist, arrogant, cocky son-of-a-bitch with an absolutely stunning appeara... read more
195 reads votes 15 comments 2
The Defense of Glory

The Defense of Glory

18gooda
14 parts / 9 pages, updated Jun 30, 2014PG
The small iron-clad boat chugged into the harbour, dragging a wake behind it in the stormy sea. Its small three-man crew was soot-smudged and breathless, all of them... read more
147 reads votes 28 comments 33
Bullet

Bullet

Mettamorphosize
3 pages, updated Jun 25, 2014
Abraham has killed his Mother. His body will be the next to go limp. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and the murderer of his own Mother. He had not me... read more
93 reads votes 2 comments 0
1 2 3 4 ... 18 >

Featured Story

Featured Club

Humor Humor
What makes a story humorous? Characters talking like comedians? Silly scenes? Share your thoughts on humor stories. We'll have funny discussions too.