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.

Immigrants

Immigrants

Lisaner
8 parts / 7 pages, updated Jan 23, 2014PG-13Video
tags / wattys2014
3,406 reads votes 241 comments 334
Black & White (#Wattys2014)

Black & White (#Wattys2014)

Epic0n
7 pages, updated Aug 20, 2014PGPicturesCompleted
You've heard of the corrupting power and self-destruction that came with owning a slave. Now imagine that that dark, twisted transformation happened to your fa... read more
71 reads votes 4 comments 4
Under the Sakura

Under the Sakura

4510471P
1 page, updated Oct 01, 2014PGCompleted
tags / lgbt-themed
219 reads votes 12 comments 7
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
4,618 reads votes 186 comments 60
A Child's Eyes

A Child's Eyes

TheOrangutan
2 pages, updated Oct 06, 2010PG-13PicturesCompleted
The innocent are often the first to suffer in the face of evil. There is good however in unexpected places, but the consequences of another's actions will haunt the memories of an entire generation...
4,727 reads votes 128 comments 227
Untouchable

Untouchable

StayBeautiful57
10 parts / 6 pages, updated Oct 22, 2014PG-13
Outside of the city Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1893 lived a peaceful family. The Padmore's lived a happy life on a farm, in the rural buffer of the growing city Grand For... read more
213 reads votes 34 comments 21
Witch of the Plague

Witch of the Plague

starz00
12 parts / 7 pages, updated Jan 04, 2014PGCompleted
Every day as she walks to work, Rose Marshall is tormented by the village children for being the daughter of a witch. Soon, they will cease their chants, because th... read more
1,698 reads votes 96 comments 117
Sayonara [one shot]

Sayonara [one shot]

Usaamikii
3 pages, updated Oct 20, 2014PGCompleted
“I never thought that bidding farewells could be this extremely painful.” —Sayo Nara
79 reads votes 15 comments 38
The Hanging Hour

The Hanging Hour

countenanceabyss
2 parts / 1 page, updated Sep 12, 2014Completed
tags / complete death
106 reads votes 6 comments 2
The ship of dreams

The ship of dreams

Hawk10
7 parts / 7 pages, updated Sep 29, 2014GCompleted
Lily is excited to go to America on the grandest ship in the world, the Titanic. She had no idea she would be apart of one of the most tragic ship wrecks in history.
234 reads votes 3 comments 4
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
629 reads votes 15 comments 2
Anastasia (Good Tales for Bad Dreams)

Anastasia (Good Tales for Bad Dreams)

VMSawh
6 parts / 17 pages, updated May 03, 2014PG-13
Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be... read more
381 reads votes 2 comments 3
Anne Frank's Missing Diary

Anne Frank's Missing Diary

SoldiersAngel1999
12 parts / 9 pages, updated Apr 04, 2014PG-13Completed
Madison Net is about to discover something so important that it could shed some light on what happened to Anne Frank before her death in the concentration ca... read more
4,177 reads votes 124 comments 33
An Apology for the Life of Benjamin Bridgewater (1663-1700) #Wattys2014

An Apology for the Life of Benjamin Bridgewater (1663-1700) #Wattys2014

BridgeBridgewater
25 parts / 16 pages, updated Oct 25, 2013PG-13Completed
"His genius was very rich, and ran much upon poetry, in which he excelled. But alas! In the issue. Wine and Love were the ruin of this... read more
39,323 reads votes 442 comments 102
A Soldier's Letter (Slow Updates)

A Soldier's Letter (Slow Updates)

theobrien
8 parts / 8 pages, updated Oct 14, 2014PG-13
The year is 1945, the year that has changed everything for the Jackson family. A young man who, after his brother's death, joins the army, becomes a soldier and writes numerous letters to his family and loved ones.
1,781 reads votes 189 comments 313
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A short story is a work of fiction and is similar to a novel, but just shorter. It can be as short as a few pages or much longer, and divided into a few chapters. Short stories can be any genre and are usually less complex than novels, with a single story line and less characters.