Short stories in the genre War Fiction

Listing 7 stories.

A merchant in Austria tells stories to customers about the former Emperor during the Great War and their unlikely friendship — one that he feels impacted the trajectory of the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire.

A private schoolteacher in America invites a friend and fellow European exile to her school dinner. In a setting of wealth and prestige, she witnesses how the former countess maintains a façade of class and poise despite her deep suffering.

A Hollywood film production in a small rural town threatens to destroy everything a young, scrappy local kid knows about his life.

A nameless soul is stranded on an unknown shore, watching the countless soldiers of wars long past go about their nightly activities.

A Confederate officer begrudgingly fights in the American Civil War until his disastrous last battle helps seal the fate of the war for good. After the war, he constantly repents for his critical mistakes until, decades later, he comes to a shocking revelation about the fateful battle.

An American vacationer aboard a train coming from Belgium meets a British man who shares his unbelievable story of how he secretly turned the tide of the first World War.

An American visits his family in Spain as the Spanish Civil War erupts. Familial tensions emerge as he argues against war with his wounded cousin, who served for the Nationalists.