Short stories tagged with Historical.
Listing 119 stories.
An adolescent runaway considers enlisting to fight in World War II so that he can escape getting involved in the crimes happening around him.
A man who has given everything to his friend's farm equipment business fends off onslaughts personal, emotional, and professional even as the real threat eludes him completely.
When two very different women suffer a car crash, a one-sided friendship soon becomes a bitter court battle. Farcical though their situation may be, it ends in tragedy all the same.
After suffering a battlefield injury during World War I, an English soldier develops persistent amnesia, making him fearful of his own actions during the memory blackouts.
A young woman gets a teaching job at a school for kids who are sick with Tuberculosis, and falls in love with the school doctor.
An old man tells his nephew a story about how an incident involving a stolen lock eventually led to the creation of a town in 19th-century Mississippi.
An elderly southern man travels to New York City to live with his daughter when he can no longer care for himself. While there, his hatred for his environment reveals his virulent racism and bitter dissatisfaction with his lot in life.
During World War II, a boy moves to the big city from agrarian Alabama. Astounded by the lack of greenery, he convinces a local gang to build a farm, but not everyone agrees with his plan.
On a writing retreat in Nova Scotia, a historian caught between his loving family and his kind mistress struggles to live outside of history.
Family difficulties force a young girl to live with her lonely aunt in the city. As worsening circumstances bring their relationship to a boil, a new friendship brings her unexpected solace.