1914: Big Bang

Jahlon Smith, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

No, please don’t go.Wait no, I still need you. Smack! The sound that was made as a result of moist human flesh moving at break neck speeds towards the ground. Looking as if he just exited a pool, drenched, Walter could do nothing...

The Fifth Flight: 1903

Jack Farrow, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Amos! Amos!” I turned around. “You left one of your books at your desk!” exclaimed Miss Barbra, my eighth-grade teacher. “There's too many books to keep track of,” I said with a grin. On my way back out, she smiled...

Change Overcomes Hate: 1968

Iamme Price, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The Hard Start “Like a tree that stands by the water, we shall not be moved!” All I see is sun-kissed skin shining beneath the giant ball of fire. Fists stretched high in the air. Signs with words of desire and hope...

1920: Prohibition, Parades, and Police, Oh My!

Hope Hunnicut, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I had never seen so much liquor before in my entire life, and I doubted I would ever again. “Hurry! Stop staring and just grab a bottle of whatever, I’ve got to lock up the cabinet before Papa comes home!” Charlotte hissed. There...

A Will to Fight: 1775

Hannah Moody, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I ran my hands up and down the smooth barrel of the freshly cleaned rifle. Slipping it onto my back, I took one more look around at the peaceful milieu in the old farmhouse. The moonlight shone through the cloudy windows and rested...

Fifty-Six Signatures but Mine Ain’t One: 1776

Gwyneth Reams, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Get your dirty little behind in here before I beat the dust off of it like a rug, you good for nothing little cuss.” Her chastising eyes glared at me as she held the squeaky door open for me to walk through. My feet shuffled...

Boop!

Gabriella Cheng Sandoval, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

I blanked out, staring out the window while admiring the beauty of the fairly new Hollywoodland sign. I had a nice, clear view of the sign as my room was in its perfect line of sight. I remembered when it used to light up, it...

1850: Loud Cry, Deaf Ears

Gabby Livingstone, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Swahili Words Kuponya - Healer Nguvu - Strong Mtu Mweupe - White Man Mdogo - Little One Mmoja Mbaya - Evil One Africa 1837 Nothing, that was my first memory. Well, that is not entirely true. Light, bright, colorful, ever-changing...

1955: For Samuel

Fynlee Schober, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

11 June 1955. Le Mans, France The shrill ring of the telephone combined with Katherine's piercing scream snapped me out of my restful daydream. I was naive to expect even an instant of rest with a baby of two years and an employer...

1953: Fear Ultra

Finn Boyson, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature such as self preservation?” The whole universe, and all of time and all of space...

A True Love’s Promise: 1862

Eunice Cha, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

17 September 1862 “PLASMA—NOW! DON’T JUST STAND THERE! GIVE IT TO ME—HE’S BLEEDING TO DEATH!” The bullet punctured Cole’s right liver deeply; his vision started to blur. “Stay with us, Cole! Keep your eyes on...

1917: Battlefront

Erin Yoon, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Just come back home, okay?” Sophia pleaded earnestly. My life seemed to be quite ordinary: I was born and raised in a small town called San Luis, Colorado. When I finished my morning shift working at The Hampton Factory,...

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