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.

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.
175 reads votes 5 comments 5
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
257 reads votes 12 comments 6
Freedom

Freedom

BradTuck
3 pages, updated Aug 30, 2014PG
Bamidele and his two brothers return from a hard days hunt on the African Savannah to find their smouldering village at the mercy of colonial slave traders. The traders, superior... read more
220 reads votes 4 comments 0
Whatever Comes to My Mind

Whatever Comes to My Mind

vintagenuggets
4 parts / 7 pages, updated Aug 18, 2014PG-13
Everything here may NEVER come to your mind...but they certainly come to mine :3
62 reads votes 1 comments 15
Set me Free

Set me Free

MakennaKelly0
2 pages, updated Sep 15, 2014G
A mother and her daughter have a very close relationship, but their lives are in trouble as their master threatens to separate them. Can their love and hope carry them through?
38 reads votes 3 comments 5
Terror

Terror

bellamour_
2 pages, updated Sep 11, 2014
56 reads votes 4 comments 2
Shooting Star

Shooting Star

chl0-b0
2 parts / 2 pages, updated Sep 13, 2014Pictures
75 reads votes 6 comments 3
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.
81 reads votes 4 comments 8
The Girl on Fire

The Girl on Fire

MissLlamaParty
5 parts / 4 pages, updated Sep 02, 2014Completed
Maria is 7 years old. It is February 6, 1851. Black Thursday. Her parents are 2 of the 12 people killed in the Victorian Bushfires. Until now, Maria was a little girl li... read more
68 reads votes 7 comments 3
Behind The Big Ben

Behind The Big Ben

AngelWing_
8 parts / 6 pages, updated Sep 11, 2014GCompleted
Alice and Will were just two normal twelve year olds who met on the streets of London. Sure they vaguely knew of the other's existence but they had never actually appr... read more
261 reads votes 41 comments 15
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.
103 reads votes 3 comments 4
We Speak Freedom

We Speak Freedom

ally_writes
2 parts / 2 pages, updated Sep 26, 2014PG
It's time to leave our misery behind and look for a new home filled qith happiness.
20 reads votes 5 comments 5
The Two Bodies

The Two Bodies

Safcfan1
2 pages, updated Jul 04, 2014PGPicturesCompleted
tags / bodies two war
224 reads votes 24 comments 19
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
152 reads votes 28 comments 33
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
388 reads votes 15 comments 2
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