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.

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
272 reads votes 9 comments 15
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
3,567 reads votes 157 comments 59
The Black Death: My Diary

The Black Death: My Diary

Frazzer
6 parts / 2 pages, updated Oct 25, 2013GCompleted
Well this is just a short story I wrote over two of my history classes Bet you can't guess the topic, ha. I wrote it in the style of a diary so it's all broken up into fairly small parts so read it! Please?
1,974 reads votes 15 comments 9
Years Ago

Years Ago

ImKindaSarcastic
2 pages, updated Aug 17, 2014GCompleted
I am Cecillia Simone Laroche and this is a glimpse of my painful past... To live in Paris through the procession of events that brought about the french revolution is not an ea... read more
166 reads votes 7 comments 5
The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy

nsgdirectioner
1 page, updated Aug 06, 2014GCompleted
"All children, except one, grow up." George only ever got to read this sentence from Peter Pan, before he joined the military. A very short story, filled with hidden meanings and messages.
240 reads votes 2 comments 0
Germanophobia

Germanophobia

JackBuchman
2 parts / 4 pages, updated Aug 13, 2014PG
When we think of Germany and World War II, we always jump to the same conclusions. But what about the Germans who weren't Nazis? What about the migrants who lived in the St... read more
533 reads votes 18 comments 23
Sword and Soul

Sword and Soul

AlizaMatani
6 pages, updated Jul 24, 2014Completed
I haven't any family and those that call themselves my friends are few. I spend my days training and instructing in the arts of freehand martial combat. I had little to d... read more
394 reads votes 6 comments 2
Untouchable

Untouchable

kitty57
12 parts / 7 pages, updated Aug 17, 2014PG-13Completed
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
746 reads votes 20 comments 19
Blanco

Blanco

Armagh
11 parts / 3 pages, updated Aug 03, 2014PGCompleted
Blanco transitive verb \ˈblaŋ(ˌ)kō\ Spanish for white or blank.
226 reads votes 10 comments 5
Bullet

Bullet

Mettamorphosize
2 parts / 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
51 reads votes 4 comments 0
Endless Sea

Endless Sea

Elemental_Horn
4 parts / 9 pages, updated Aug 16, 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
448 reads votes 14 comments 2
All Around | Coming Soon

All Around | Coming Soon

SarcasmCentral
4 parts / 2 pages, updated Jun 25, 2014PG-13
Imagine being forced to marry a guy you don't love, who is horrible to you every time you see him. Violante has that problem. Born in the early 1500s, arranged mar... read more
249 reads votes 21 comments 9
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
1,526 reads votes 96 comments 117
A Better Place.

A Better Place.

AFearlessDayDreamer
3 parts / 1 page, updated Dec 22, 2013GCompleted
Yulia sat in the darkest corner of the basement. That has been the safest place in the past two weeks. Since the day she woke up to bombing and screaming. The day she last... read more
286 reads votes 23 comments 6
Treasure

Treasure

statlex
3 pages, updated Aug 19, 2013GCompleted
It's 1918. Evelyn is a young girl who adores being adored. With her beautiful looks and snazzy ways of entertaining, it's not too hard for her to get people's attention. But when... read more
103 reads votes 4 comments 2
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