Short stories in the genre Period Piece.
Listing 24 stories.
A Vietnamese near-centenarian living in New Orleans reminisces on wars he experienced, ideas he held, and countries he saw during the 20th century with the help of the ghost of an old friend: Ho Chi Minh.
In a rural Mississippi town, a well-intentioned Black woman tries to help a clueless young white mother take care of her baby, but the mother's family gets in the way.
Sometime during the 20th century, two young boys wake up excitedly on a Florida day with the hope of seeing their estranged father, unaware of how reality will not meet their expectations.
In a convent, a young nun’s internal war between desire and religion comes to a head when she makes a new, devious friend.
A young heiress in the 1950s takes up a decades-long affair with a married architect, which seems like a safe venture until a mutual friend begins blackmailing them.
Four generations of one family gather for a picture and tensions rise between distant relatives.
Two male Nazi engineers hide their illicit romance while at work aboard the Hindenburg in 1937. En route to New York, one of the engineer’s flirtations with a female passenger leads to tragic misunderstandings and a tragic end.
A Black writer in the 1930s sets out for Durham working on a project about the folklore of ex-slaves. During his work, he comes across the Night Doctors who will take everything he has for him to go free.
Aliens land in an 1890 south Texas town and attack, leaving the town's sherif no choice but to motivate the townspeople to defend their home.
When a World War I machinist stumbles into a mourning mother on a Sunday cruise through Paris, his decision to help her out with her son’s funeral gives way to some unforeseen hijinks.