Short stories in the genre Historical Fiction
Historical fiction consists of narratives that look backward, assessing our memories of the past from the present, while using research and imagination to recreate the world as it (maybe) once was.
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A housewife in Wisconsin tries desperately to warn people about the impending doom Hitler poses as he rises to power in Europe. Simultaneously, she lives vicariously through her daughters and hopes to glean satisfaction out of their romances where she can't from her own.
After watching his father's infidelity slowly poison the family dynamic and his mother's happiness, a young, gay Afro-Latinx boy meets his father's mistress.
Jaded architect John Cashmore begins finding fault with the greed and ambition of everyone around him, dissolving into erratic behavior on a business trip as he desperately tries to reckon with lost dreams and hopelessness.
A young woman feels trapped in her own life, bound to her convict boyfriend and young son. The woman's worldly aunt encourages her to move away and start over.
A veteran boxer fights the fatigue of age as he faces off with his rival in two career-defining matches.
A seventh-grade English teacher copes with the recent death of her father and assigns a memoir that her students love reading. However, their parents question her for her pedagogical choices because of the swear words and provocative topics in the book.
A woman looks for a place to live in a town entirely comprised of churches, (but discovers...)
A sixteen-year-old Catholic schoolboy and his crew plot to save up for a night at a local whorehouse. He wrestles between parching lust for the nameless female essence and soft, wavering love for his sweetheart, finally feeling the two sensations meld into one when the experience is through.
During a Northeastern winter in their new isolated country home, a woman slowly succumbs to the gaslighting and manipulation of her husband.
On Native American lands in the Old South, a young Indigenous man competes with a white steamboat pilot for the affection of a woman.