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.

Brother

Brother

Sarge176
4 pages, updated Apr 29, 2013Completed
Set during World War Two and the present, the story follows two sets of brothers. Those hunted by the Nazis in the forests of Germany during WW2 and those involved in an initiatio... read more
38 reads votes 0 comments 0
It's all Over

It's all Over

haypap13
1 page, updated Nov 23, 2014Completed
A girl has to live on her own during the time of the Holocaust. This is the story of how she became alone, how her mother was killed.
8 reads votes 1 comments 0
The Sinking

The Sinking

MelodyRoseKnight
3 pages, updated Nov 19, 2014GCompleted
The story of the sinking told through the eyes of a girl, the night the ship hits the iceberg.
10 reads votes 0 comments 0
A Supreme Tale

A Supreme Tale

RileyJones622
2 parts / 3 pages, updated Nov 16, 2014GVideoPictures
Behind the scenes of the most successful female group of all time there is plenty of drama, tears, tantrums.
63 reads votes 3 comments 3
The Sun Hidding

The Sun Hidding

emmahughes1971
3 pages, updated Nov 07, 2014G
tags / acientmyths
21 reads votes 1 comments 1
One in the Crowd

One in the Crowd

liberty_belles
2 pages, updated Nov 07, 2014Completed
Experience JFK's assassination through the eyes of a young girl.
29 reads votes 1 comments 0
Victoria and Ada (random)

Victoria and Ada (random)

CandiceRichards777
3 parts / 3 pages, updated Nov 07, 2014Pictures
Short 3-chapter story about Ada Lovelace and Queen Victoria going on a little spy mission. Based off the world of the steampunk graphic novel I'm creating. Might not relate to any actual scene, it was my way of practicing some prose.
18 reads votes 4 comments 0
Roanoke

Roanoke

WendyBowers
1 page, updated Nov 06, 2014GCompleted
Originally written for a Wattpad short story contest A Time Agent attempts to escape the colony of Roanoke before it is too late.
26 reads votes 0 comments 0
Delusion

Delusion

Ronaldbush
2 pages, updated Nov 06, 2014GCompleted
41 reads votes 0 comments 0
Colour and Light

Colour and Light

houndsoflove
3 pages, updated Nov 05, 2014GCompleted
A Christmas story set during the British Raj in the late Edwardian era. It was written in 2012 for a local competition and won first place!
23 reads votes 0 comments 0
Dandelions

Dandelions

thatboredmermaid
1 page, updated Nov 05, 2014PG
an eight-year-old boy and his mom during the Great Depression... it's sad, but hope you like :)
24 reads votes 1 comments 1
Clyde's Request

Clyde's Request

Max_I_Mus
2 pages, updated Nov 02, 2014Pictures
idk I was bored
14 reads votes 0 comments 0
Tyne

Tyne

tristam_james
7 parts / 3 pages, updated Nov 01, 2014GCompleted
A midwinter's storm, sailors deathly plight and the efforts of fellow man to save life in the face of adversity. Based on true events. Tyne forms part of the Shipping Forecast collection of short stories.
150 reads votes 34 comments 27
My Patriotic Side

My Patriotic Side

XBlitzX
2 parts / 2 pages, updated Nov 05, 2014PG
The Patriotic young man seeks for the general that murdered his family. He seeks vengeance and have an immense hatred for the loyalist. What would he do when his friends and "family" gets split apart because of the revolutionary war?
58 reads votes 2 comments 0
Charlotte Vignettes

Charlotte Vignettes

CareyMarie
5 parts / 10 pages, updated Nov 06, 2014PG-13
The story of a self-described 'nine-year-old anxious mess with a big vocabulary', Charlotte Daly. She's a bright, biracial girl coming of age in Baltimore in the 1980's.
41 reads votes 2 comments 1
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