Short stories in the genre historical fantasy

Listing 12 stories.

A mother runs away with her two daughters after killing her husband and camps at a beach that plagues her with nightmares. When she wakes she must get her daughters out quickly after they find two dead bodies.

In the Old West, after witnessing an elderly Chinese prospector win a fight against a couple of outlaws, a young girl forms a deep bond with him, learns that he may be a god in disguise, and must defend him when he is called to trial over his treatment of the outlaws.

In the Land of Witches, an enslaved girl learns the magic of Dream Science and liberates herself from her master. Her account of the town inspires a present-day researcher, trapped in her war-torn hometown, and a band of witches to pilgrimage to the site. An enslaved girl's fantastical account of the Land of Witches encourages a group of witches and a present-day researcher, marooned in her war-torn hometown, to locate the site through the magic of dreams.

An unorthodox doctor must find a way to exonerate himself from slanderous rumors circulating the island he and his family call home.

A young Caribbean merwoman decides to bring her friends to explore living on land, but the trip puts them in horrible danger. Upon returning underwater, she must face the consequences of putting her entire community at risk.

Version 1. A woman periodically travels back in time, only returning to her present timeline when she dies. In a present-day trip to a museum, she finds her histories rewritten through the male lens. Version 2. A woman time-traveler who periodically and involuntarily lives a whole other life in the past struggles to adapt to the present. Along with an eroding friendship and marriage, she becomes fixated with the erasure of women—and veracity—in our telling of history.

In 1907, an African porter working for a British hunter starts cataloguing ogres of East Africa with the help of a woman informant. When she reveals she is an ogre herself, he must decide if he can help her fulfill her destiny.

Two men, centuries apart, face the similar struggles with infertility, presenting unique challenges to their will and love for their partners.

Kidnapped by a dimension-hopping assassin monk, a ten-year-old girl vows to become a great assassin under the monk's training so she can steal her own life back - but when she is required to assassinate a kind general she decides to risk everything to protect him.

In a Chinese village during the Qing Dynasty, a crippled man acts as a lawyer for the poor with the help of the trickster Monkey King, but his peaceful life is turned upside down when he comes into possession of a book that details atrocities committed by the government.