Category Archives: 19th Century

TOO Historical Fiction 87 The Grannywoman of Devil’s Backbone

By Teel James Glenn Read by Shawn Robertson “Tain’t never cottoned to outsiders no less Yankees tellin’ me what to do, sonny,” the wizened woman called Granny Liz said. “And I sure as hell ain’t gonna let none traipse about … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 86 Meg Harper

By Gretchen Tessmer Read by Jane Osborn Caleb and I played jacks on the sun-drenched planks of Deck A for more than three hours this morning. We’ve changed the rules and now require a length of string, three nails and … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 83 Look Away

Setting: American Civil War By Steven Thomas Howell Read by Shawn Robertson Neck deep in the grave, Sam Watkins paused at the clatter of an approaching supply wagon. Covered with sweat and caked with red Tennessee soil, he had dug … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 79 Memory is Translucent

By Adele Gardner GardnerCastle.com Read by Shawn Robertson Period: 1800’s England Genre: Horror   LETTER FROM MRS. HARKER TO VAN HELSING “7 October, 1 p.m. “My dear Dr. Van Helsing, — “How can I tell you of an event that … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 77 The Way of the Wind

By Bruce Markuson Read by Shawn Robertson That old iron horse blew its whistle. Smoke belched out of the diamond stack of the Jupiter Steam locomotive. Steam blew out at me as it backed up to hook up another baggage … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 73 How Santa Claus Came to Simpson’s Bar

By Bret Harte Read by Shawn Robertson Setting: California Period: 1862 It had been raining in the valley of the Sacramento. The North Fork had overflowed its banks and Rattlesnake Creek was impassable. The few boulders that had marked the … Continue reading

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TOO Historical fiction 71 When Grandpa Played Baseball

By Lowell “Zeke” Ziemann Read by Shawn Robertson …I took a long swig from my stein and began. “Boys, let me tell you about a championship game we had against the Tombstone Miners in the late summer of ’80, as … Continue reading

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