Jump to content

Historical Literary - Stories

Primary Genre: Literary Fiction
Exploration of human condition in the past.
    • Fiction
    • Poetry
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
    • FanFiction
      • 19 Days
      • Aliens
      • Around The World in 80 Days
      • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
      • Avatar - The Last Airbender
      • Batman
      • Ben10
      • Buffy The Vampire Slayer / Angel
      • Celebrities
      • Charmed
      • Cyberpunk 2077
      • DC Comics
      • Death Note
      • Dexter
      • DomLuka World
      • Dr. Who
      • Dragon Age
      • Dragonball
      • Dragonriders of Pern
      • Dune
      • Elder Scrolls
      • EVE Online
      • Final Fantasy
      • Forgotten Realms
      • Game of Thrones
      • Glee
      • Gone From Daylight
      • Half-Life and Portal
      • Halloween
      • Harry Potter
      • Heaven Official's Blessing
      • Highlights
      • It
      • Known Universe
      • Lord of the Rings
      • Marvel Comics
      • Metawolf
      • Pathfinder Kingmaker
      • Percy Jackson
      • Pokémon
      • Power Rangers
      • Quantum Leap
      • Queer As Folk (US)
      • Resident Evil
      • Sherlock Holmes
      • Spider-Man
      • Star Trek
      • Star Wars
      • Supernatural
      • Teen Wolf
      • The Witcher
      • Torchwood
      • Transformers
      • Twilight
      • Uncategorized
      • Valdemar
      • Warhammer 40K
      • Voltron
      • X-Men
      • Yu-Gi-Oh!
      • Yuri!!! On Ice
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020- Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
      • 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story
      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
    • Non-Fiction
      • Writing Tips
    • Letters
    • Screenplays
    • World Building
     or 
  • With:
    • Action/Adventure
      • Action Fiction
      • Adventure
      • Nautical
      • Spy
      • Spy-Fi
      • Super Hero
      • Swashbuckler
    • Comedy
      • Comedy Modern
      • Comic Fantasy
      • Comic Sci-Fi
      • Comic Horror
      • Tall Tale
      • Surreal Comedy
    • Fantasy
      • Alternate History
      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
      • Arcanepunk
      • Arthurian
      • Assassin
      • Crossworlds/Portals
      • Dragon Fantasy
      • Fairy Tales
      • Flintlock
      • Gaslamp
      • General Fantasy
      • Grimdark
      • High/Epic Fantasy
      • Historical Fantasy
      • Lost World
      • Low Fantasy
      • Medieval Fantasy
      • Mythic Fantasy
      • Science Fantasy
      • Sword and Planet
      • Sword and Sandal
      • Urban Fantasy
      • Wuxia
    • General Fiction
      • Coming of Age
      • Drama
      • Experimental
      • Prompt
      • Rich Boy
    • Historical
      • Alternate
      • Ancient Greco-Roman
      • Ancient Orient
      • Cold War
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Medieval
      • Non-Contemporary
      • Western
      • World Wars
    • Horror
      • Gothic
      • Horror - Modern
      • Monster
      • Psychological
      • Splatterpunk
      • Weird Science
      • Zombie
    • Literary Fiction
      • Contemporary Literary
      • Historical Literary
    • Mystery
      • Caper
      • Cozy Mystery
      • Detective
      • Historical Mystery
      • Light Mystery
      • Noir/Hard-Boiled
      • Police Procedural
    • Non-Fiction
      • Autobiography
      • Biography
      • Creative Non-Fic
      • Letter
      • Reference
    • Poetry
      • Free-Verse
      • Haiku
      • Limerick
      • Sonnet
      • Lyric
      • Ballad
      • Cinquain
      • Rhyming
      • Epic Poetry
      • Blank Verse
      • Mixed Forms
      • Translation
    • Paranormal
      • Paranormal Mystery
      • Romantic Paranormal
      • Shifters
      • Vampires
      • Werewolves
    • Romance
      • Contemporary Romance
      • General Romance
      • Historical Romance
      • Paranormal Romance
      • Regency Romance
      • Romantic Fantasy
      • Romantic Sci-Fi
      • Romantic Western
    • Science Fiction
      • Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic
      • Cyberpunk/Tech Noir
      • Dystopian
      • Hard Science Fiction
      • Libertarian Sci-Fi
      • Military Sci-Fi
      • Science Fantasy
      • Soft Sci-Fi
      • Space Opera
      • Space Western
      • Steampunk
      • Utopian
    • Thriller/Suspense
      • Environmental Thriller
      • Espionage
      • Historical Thriller
      • Legal Thriller
      • Medical Thriller
      • Military Thriller
      • Political Thriller
      • Psychological Thriller
      • Supernatural Thriller
      • Suspense
      • Techno Thriller
    • Western
      • Weird West
      • Western Historical
      • Western Modern
      • Western Romance
      • Western Sci-Fi
    • World Building
      • Fantasy World Building
      • Science Fiction World Building
      • Paranormal World Building
     or 
  • Without:
    • Action/Adventure
      • Action Fiction
      • Adventure
      • Nautical
      • Spy
      • Spy-Fi
      • Super Hero
      • Swashbuckler
    • Comedy
      • Comedy Modern
      • Comic Fantasy
      • Comic Sci-Fi
      • Comic Horror
      • Tall Tale
      • Surreal Comedy
    • Fantasy
      • Alternate History
      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
      • Arcanepunk
      • Arthurian
      • Assassin
      • Crossworlds/Portals
      • Dragon Fantasy
      • Fairy Tales
      • Flintlock
      • Gaslamp
      • General Fantasy
      • Grimdark
      • High/Epic Fantasy
      • Historical Fantasy
      • Lost World
      • Low Fantasy
      • Medieval Fantasy
      • Mythic Fantasy
      • Science Fantasy
      • Sword and Planet
      • Sword and Sandal
      • Urban Fantasy
      • Wuxia
    • General Fiction
      • Coming of Age
      • Drama
      • Experimental
      • Prompt
      • Rich Boy
    • Historical
      • Alternate
      • Ancient Greco-Roman
      • Ancient Orient
      • Cold War
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Medieval
      • Non-Contemporary
      • Western
      • World Wars
    • Horror
      • Gothic
      • Horror - Modern
      • Monster
      • Psychological
      • Splatterpunk
      • Weird Science
      • Zombie
    • Literary Fiction
      • Contemporary Literary
      • Historical Literary
    • Mystery
      • Caper
      • Cozy Mystery
      • Detective
      • Historical Mystery
      • Light Mystery
      • Noir/Hard-Boiled
      • Police Procedural
    • Non-Fiction
      • Autobiography
      • Biography
      • Creative Non-Fic
      • Letter
      • Reference
    • Poetry
      • Free-Verse
      • Haiku
      • Limerick
      • Sonnet
      • Lyric
      • Ballad
      • Cinquain
      • Rhyming
      • Epic Poetry
      • Blank Verse
      • Mixed Forms
      • Translation
    • Paranormal
      • Paranormal Mystery
      • Romantic Paranormal
      • Shifters
      • Vampires
      • Werewolves
    • Romance
      • Contemporary Romance
      • General Romance
      • Historical Romance
      • Paranormal Romance
      • Regency Romance
      • Romantic Fantasy
      • Romantic Sci-Fi
      • Romantic Western
    • Science Fiction
      • Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic
      • Cyberpunk/Tech Noir
      • Dystopian
      • Hard Science Fiction
      • Libertarian Sci-Fi
      • Military Sci-Fi
      • Science Fantasy
      • Soft Sci-Fi
      • Space Opera
      • Space Western
      • Steampunk
      • Utopian
    • Thriller/Suspense
      • Environmental Thriller
      • Espionage
      • Historical Thriller
      • Legal Thriller
      • Medical Thriller
      • Military Thriller
      • Political Thriller
      • Psychological Thriller
      • Supernatural Thriller
      • Suspense
      • Techno Thriller
    • Western
      • Weird West
      • Western Historical
      • Western Modern
      • Western Romance
      • Western Sci-Fi
    • World Building
      • Fantasy World Building
      • Science Fiction World Building
      • Paranormal World Building
  • Match By:
  • Between and
    Leave empty to search all.
  • Between and
    Leave empty to search all.
    • Complete
    • In Process
    • Temporary Hold
    • Long-Term Hold
    • Abandoned
    • Author Deceased
     or 
    • Mature
    • Teen
    • Everyone
    • Mature - Member Only
     or 

  • Is story part of a series?

  • Is story part of a world?

  • Is story premium?
  1. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Poetry

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 08/17/2021 (Updated: 12/07/2022)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of verse by other people to show we've always dared to speak our love's name.

    See here for the Great Mirror's companion collection of prose

    • 82 Chapters
    • 40,790 Words
    • 40,261 Views
    • 272 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 12/06/2022)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • gay
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love
    • depression

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

    • 39 Chapters
    • 15,164 Words
    • 39,680 Views
    • 301 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  3. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Prose

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/04/2021 (Updated: 11/27/2022)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of prose pieces by others exploring the love that has always dared to speak its name.

    See here for the Great Mirror's companion collection of poetry

    • 76 Chapters
    • 179,286 Words
    • 42,967 Views
    • 222 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  4. Carême in Brighton — a mystery novel 1. Novels

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 04/06/2022 (Updated: 08/17/2022)

    Genres: Mystery, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Regency Romance, Historical Literary, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Espionage
    • suspense
    • celebrity
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • love
    • politics

    Times of environmental disaster, political upheaval and endless wars . . . . 1816 is relevant to the world we find ourselves navigating today. Antonin Carême, the world’s greatest celebrity chef — with his rockstar salary and good looks — heads to an open-ended engagement at the Prince Regent’s seaside home. What, though, are his true motivations for going? What about all the deaths and attempted killings unfolding at the Pavilion while he’s there? Who is this mysterious doctor who draws him into the investigations?

    • 21 Chapters
    • 105,157 Words
    • 19,723 Views
    • 462 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Blackwater creek

    By Oliver Dean, in Fiction. 11/16/2021 (Updated: 11/16/2021)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Historical Literary
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • anal
    • dark

    A historical short story set in New Zealand during the late 1800’s

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,628 Words
    • 1,069 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  6. Pride Month, and other Haibun 13. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 11/06/2021 (Updated: 09/01/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Creative Non-Fic, Mixed Forms, Translation, Autobiography, Letter, Coming of Age, Contemporary Literary, Historical Literary
    • gay
    • coming of age
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

    _

    • 16 Chapters
    • 8,059 Words
    • 14,317 Views
    • 141 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  7. Demon Dream 17. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 04/28/2021 (Updated: 05/07/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Poetry, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Paranormal, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Free-Verse, Mixed Forms, Action Fiction, Alternate History, Ancient Orient, Historical Literary, Psychological, Historical Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Historical Thriller
    • demons
    • suspense
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • death

    Medieval Japan. A master and servant get stranded on a lonely road. Across the moor, a haunting songs leads them to a humble shack at dusk.

    Read and find out if dreams are nightmares we really can control or not...

    • 6 Chapters
    • 4,775 Words
    • 4,952 Views
    • 20 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  8. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Reference, Action Fiction, Nautical , Industrial Revolution, Historical Literary, Psychological, Psychological Thriller
    • gay
    • death-defying
    • military
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • death

    1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 37,580 Words
    • 8,334 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. MARDI - At the Crossroads of Life and Art - A Film Script 4. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 09/25/2013 (Updated: 04/09/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Nautical , Historical Fantasy, Mythic Fantasy, Historical Literary, Psychological, Historical Mystery, Psychological Thriller
    • demons
    • sorcery
    • death-defying
    • philosophy
    • religion
    • love

    1843. In a Polynesian paradise, something haunts Redburn. His dreams blend with the waking world, and he is driven to find himself while he seeks the lost love of his life.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 20,889 Words
    • 5,066 Views
    • 2 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. OMOO - A Lost Soul in the South Seas - A Film Script 3. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/15/2013 (Updated: 03/29/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Adventure, Drama, Nautical , Historical Literary
    • teen
    • gay
    • boat
    • love

    1843. No lost soul is born into the world, but the world makes it so. Redburn must find Toby, nothing else matters, and on three ships of contrasts - well-governed, and hopeless - he thinks of only getting to land and looking for the man he loves.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 36,348 Words
    • 5,361 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..