Stories Tagged With: Historical

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For twenty five years, since the death of his lover, Thomas Carlyle has drifted from dead-end job to dead-end job. But when he meets a stranger on the underground, and the stranger tells him a secret, he can ignore his grief no longer.

Somewhere, no more than a pen stroke away, his past may be waiting… in Finisterre.

First published in The Third Alternative, Issue 34, Spring 2003.

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The Land of Reeds

Amenemhet has been murdered. Yet when his ghost awakens, he discovers that the way to the afterlife, the Land of Reeds, is closed. And, worse, the man who murdered him is determined to steal Amenemhet’s widow and his children.

His only hope is the ghost of a young girl who still seems to retain her personality. But the dead wind is blowing, and Amenemhet is forgetting himself and his life.

First published in Realms of Fantasy, February 2006.

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Dawn, by the Light of a Barrow Fire

Cameron, Marcy, and Frank are archaeologists working to reconstruct a stone age village and burial mound in Cornwall, England. But Cameron is still grieving over the death of his son, and, as the anniversary of his son’s death draws closer, Cameron will find echoes of the same grief, far in the past.

The distant past may be closer than Cameron realizes, and two fathers are searching for a release.

First published in Realms of Fantasy, December 2002.

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