Forgiven, but not Forgotten: 1907

Sarah Joseph, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Wait, what's wrong? Why are y’all so qui-” the contraction’s power took my breath away. “AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!” I cried out from the excruciating pain. “Seems like there's some complications with the baby,” my midwife,...

1961

Sarah Cole, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I hate my life. One reason is because my house is too small. Anyone who comes over probably thinks we’re poor people who can’t afford a decent amount of property. I’m lucky to have my own room for now but my sister Lori...

Cotton Carolina: 1844

Sam Brand, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Growing up as a slave is unfair, because of all the bad memories kept. Slavery is one of the most brutal things humanity has done: picking cotton, planting and harvesting tobacco and all other types of field work in ninety-degree...

“Nothing but Nukes”: 1945

Ryan Van Zyl, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Oscar Yoke was born in Dalton Georgia in 1920 to loving parents who owned a large corn farm. Yoke's common country childhood consisted of working on the farm, fishing, and hunting. Oscar never went to school and never learned...

1962: A Cosmic Confrontation

Robert Lamb, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The year was 1957. My name is John Glenn and I was a pilot and engineer for the United States Air Force and was held in high regard for my accomplishment as the first person to make a supersonic transcontinental flight. In October...

1693: End of the Trials

Rebekah Watson, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Not once had I imagined that I would be arrested for witchcraft. I had always seen women bandying words at each other of such an act, calling each other “‘Satan’s wiles and devices,’” but I could not begin to imagine...

1895: Revenge Tastes Like Peanut Butter

Rachel Angelin, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Please keep an eye on John. He doesn’t know what he is doing, and he needs someone to guide him. I think that person is you, Theodore.” * * * Theodore Campbell woke up in his small, messy office. He had fallen asleep...

1943: Under Fire

Paul Wear, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Full throttle Mr. Clark,” my commanding officer barked. “We are taking on heavy fire and can't last long up here!” Quick as I could I threw the throttle to full speed. Crash! We've hit the rocky shore, the LVT has taken...

A Sip of Death: 1773

Olivia Perry, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I, Katherine Paige Anderson, had been dumping tea for hours on a ship in the Boston Harbor, and my back was starting to hurt. Deciding that the big crate in front of me would be my last box, I proceeded to try and pick it up....

1933: The Gangster

Noah Allen, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Hands up now!” yelled the FBI agent with the trembling hands and the shaking gun. As ten armed men and four government-issued vans collapsed on the target, I watched from the safety of my car, my one and only friend, who...

Out of the Dust: 1936

Nick Merchant, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The dust storm raged outside my family's general store, howling and tearing at the walls. Dust filled the storeroom, seeping from every crack and hole in the walls. I cowered in the corner trying to shield my face from the dust...

1952: Disbelief at its Finest

Nathan Allyn, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The cool Texas air courses through my veins as I walk out of the old classroom door of Cowtown Comunity College for the last time. Today was the start of the summer that changed my life. *** I walk into the living room of my...

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