A Young Adult Time Travel Story
1911 Sussex, England
Thirteen year old John Kipling, the only son of Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling, stumbles upon an oddly dressed girl wandering the grounds of his family home. Throughout their teens, Maria Flores-Hart enters his life time and again till the two form a fragile but cherished connection. But her strange origins threaten to divide them.
2001 Connecticut, USA
In an act of rebellion, Maria and her prodigy little brother Jake sneak into the physics lab that houses their professor parents' secret project. Jake, a genius at twelve, turns on the machine and sends his older sister back in time to England at the turn of the 20th century.
After being discovered, Maria convinces her ambitious parents to make her the test subject for their project as the English countryside in the early 1910s is relatively peaceful. She doesn't mention her friend John, the boy with thick spectacles who dreams of a career in the British Army when he comes of age.
But 1914 is so close, the infamous first year of the Great War, and Maria soon must make a choice to either let history take it's course in John's life or do something before she loses him forever.
A curse to some may be a gift to others.
At thirteen years old, Lady Hania Vultuff was married to a man more than twice her age. A year later she became a mother. Then at twenty, a widow.
She thought she was finally free.
But the conditions of her late husband's will dictate otherwise.
A contract enslaving her in marriage once more comes to light but this time to her husband's eldest son, a man she has never met with a deadly secret to hide.
These are strange days...
Lirare, daughter of the river goddess, never told the barbarian prince about his child she bore. A hundred years had passed since he had last stepped foot in her forest but he returned one last time on the eve of war. Their child, sheltered Thistle, is thrown into the savage world of his nation as they win back their stolen homeland. As the last of her Clan, the ancient line of Kings called the Blackhelms, she has no desire to rule her father's people. But soon finds, she may have little choice.
In the weeks before D-Day, they met for the first time. In the ruins of Belgium, following the Battle of the Bulge, they saw each other once more. The summer after VE Day, amid the madhouse of post-war Paris, Catie and Ted wonder if they would find the love they felt before such destruction of the heart.
They say war is black and white, right and wrong. In the village of Belnon at the height of invasion, Georgiana and Viktor come to see their conflict in shades of grey.
Jake Masters made it big with his band and lived his dreams. Norah Fabrizio married and had the family for which she had always hoped. They just didn't do it together.
An additional short story as a prequel to Tick of the Idle Hour.
Lieutenant Sidney Roux, from the crew of the tank the Pax, returns from a defeat on the eve of his death. He considers the life he might have had if Berchta had not invaded his country and instigated the war.
Eighteen year old Peter discovers something about his beloved grandfather's past that he wishes he had never known.
The Middling Islands have been invaded by the Berchten Empire and St. Lucien is now under the thumb of the Emperor's troops. School teacher Evette Wardly's simple life comes to a halt when she finds herself on enemy territory in her own home and in her heart with Berchten officer, Lieutenant Erich Vachel.
In 1944, Lieutenant Edith Dixon isn't your normal WAC officer. Dubbed 'the Ice Queen of the 101st', her duties include more than just being a clerk-typist or switchboard operator. At twenty seven, her world is ordered and her confidence unshakable. Until the day Airborne Officers Alexander McKay and Michael Port walked into her office.
Falling in love with the enemy is more difficult than it seems. A group of girls from the former Republic of Antica are sent to the Empire's National Academy in Berchta. As spoils of war, they are brought over in hopes of intermarriage between the nations. It will be the final step in washing out Antican culture into merely another part of the Empire. But the war is far from over.
After a pardon from the King keeps Anne Boleyn's head firmly on her shoulders, she is exiled to the country to live no longer as Queen of England, but as the significantly less powerful, less influential and less wealthy Marquess of Pembroke.
As court life continues on without her, king Henry VIII moves on to his third, fourth, fifth and sixth wives, and Anne Boleyn deals with the effects of her almost-execution that left her suffering from trauma and turned the lives of her sister, daughter, and all those near her upside down. Determined to get Elizabeth to the throne, she hatches a plan that involves poison, intrigue and the killing of a king. She no longer has anything of value left to lose.
(Title comes from a quote by Elizabeth I herself: "I may not be a lion, but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart”)
A project while working through my brother's recent suicide.
Follow the story of a party of animals who fight for existence in a universe against them. Vitae, a Lion who's born to be a Guardian of the universe, leads this party and will do anything to bring justice to the chaos.
A story, and game plot, with influences from Greek and Abrahamic beliefs, TV such as Supernatural and Doctor Who and also from games such as The Legend of Zelda, Bioshock and Tell Tales The Walking Dead
Trees don't fall down. They uproot and disappear into the sky.
Vény is the völva of the ancient God Blæingr, who's mortal form was that of a giant tree. The time for His ascension draws close. Vény must prepare herself to witness the end of her precious Blæingr's life. But will it be the last time she sees him on this earth?