Short stories tagged with History.
Listing 65 stories.
On their honeymoon in present-day Rome, two newlyweds encounter a rift when the wife’s demands that their in-vitro child be Jewish doesn’t sit well with her atheist husband.
After being offered a 100,000 pound advance to write a book on the twentieth century, a historian/writer struggling with depression takes to London to begin this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
On a writing retreat in Nova Scotia, a historian caught between his loving family and his kind mistress struggles to live outside of history.
When a notebook full of top-secret designs is looted from a Brooklyn saloon, a Latino drummer and his inventor girlfriend must go on a quest to retrieve it from a rival Manhattan gang.
A squirrel monkey defeats the competition and fulfills her dream of becoming an astronaut. Based on the true story of Miss Baker, one of the first animals to be launched into space in 1959.
A freed slave on an alien planet reflects on the enormous societal upheavals she witnessed and led.
A mathematician tries to convince his machinist friend to travel through time with him, leading to a heated discussion of man’s hubris and the possible paradoxes that could open up if they disturb the time-space continuum.
When a young boy witnesses an odd event from the window of his small-town house, he begins to doubt the stability of the world around him.
Americans attend a French wedding, uncovering the history of German occupants, a French cook, and American soldiers.
On a cold Seattle night, deep in the heart of winter, a woman walks into a bar and finds the beautiful and animal-like woman she has been waiting for. She chases the woman into the night and finds the stranger is not what she seems—but neither is the protagonist.