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.

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
3,804 reads votes 166 comments 60
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.
29 reads votes 2 comments 2
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
388 reads votes 11 comments 15
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?
2,043 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
253 reads votes 8 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.
320 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
602 reads votes 18 comments 23
Forced

Forced

ZahraJean
1 page, updated Aug 01, 2014PGPicturesCompleted
What happened between Rosaline and Romeo? What was their relationship like? And why did it suddenly end? Forced, the story of Romeo and Rosaline. The story before Juliet stole the spotlight. Forced together by destiny. Torn apart by family.
27 reads votes 3 comments 4
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. My sword is an hon... read more
460 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
824 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.
280 reads votes 10 comments 5
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
517 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
275 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
1,554 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
306 reads votes 23 comments 6
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