The Fast Lane of 1949

Michael Simmons, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

A lot of people ask me why I do what I do. Well, the feeling of acceleration is incredible, the sound of beastly engines roaring, not knowing for sure whether you or the guy next to you'll win or not, and then just the straight...

When Friends Become Enemies: 1958

Melanie Marino, writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Come on Mary-Jane, you’re gonna make us late again!” Thomas yelled from the window of his firetruck-red 1955 Buick Convertible. It was a gift from his daddy on his 17th birthday and sometimes I suspected he loved that car...

Faith Forged Through Fire: 1911

Megan Marquez, writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

We first got news of Papa from Rabbi Abrams—he told us Samuel Goldstein had been on the boat with him and saw him fall ill. Samuel was doing the same as Papa—going back to Italy to bring the rest of the family here to New...

1900: The Eye of Destruction

Mason Hobbs, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I remember that storm. The eye that put my hometown underwater. It started up from a small rainstorm and in a few hours transformed into a ferocious cyclone that swept buildings off their feet and took people’s lives—people...

1865: A Night at the Theatre

Marisa Negron, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Looking back, I see now that all the events in my life leading up to the present were necessary. Of course I didn't feel it then; I felt like the whole world was out to get me, and nobody cared enough to notice. But now, I realize...

When Faiths Collide: 1910

Mandy Houghton, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“You're going to be all right Ma'am. Help is on it’s way,” one of the passengers said nervously. While my eyes revealed a blurry haze, the cold air pierced my lungs. So many questions rushed into my mind. Where am I? Why...

1902: The Day That Changed a Life Forever

Malone McElroy, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The ball released from my hands as it began to spiral through the air to reach my buddy leaping toward the end zone. I hit the turf as my helmet made an indention of the metal bar on the ground. I was unfazed; as this happened...

1848: To Strike it Rich

Madison Reinschmidt, writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

My hands trembled and tears rolled down my cheeks as I looked down the shaft of the gun to my terrified husband. For a moment, guilt washed over me. The memories we made together flooded my mind, and I remembered the love I once...

1931: The Year Everything Changed

Lauren Luedtke, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Prologue Madeline Rose May was born October 24,1909, into a wealthy family of three: her loving parents and her older sister, Grace. Her family held a considerable amount of wealth, leaving her with little knowledge of middle-class...

1963: The One That Got Away

Larysa Merchant, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

All the memories. Memories I tried to get out of my mind, started coming back to me as if no time had passed. My hand on the trigger, my eyes looking through the sites of my rifle. My heart beating a thousand beats per minute....

“Bootlegging in 1927”

Kristen Clark, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I angrily clutched the newspaper in my fists, eye twitching in irritation, I couldn’t believe the utter nerve of Walt. I had worked for him as both a secretary and a part-time animator for nearly two years before I was let go....

My Corp Discovery: 1805

Kristen Boyd, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

We have been traveling for what feels like an eternity. I came into this exploration thinking it would be nothing but discovery and adventure, but now I'm just sick. Sick of the same old trees, the same old mountains, the same...

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