The Duchess of Suffolk
Victoria Male presents an imagining of the first encounter between Catherine Willoughby – a woman known for her wit and a prominent supporter of the English Reformation – and her first husband’s best friend, King Henry VIII.
A Conversation at Kenilworth Castle, July 1575
Naomi Wallace explores a potential moment between Elizabeth I and a dear friend and suitor in this fiction piece.
The Order and Manner of the Burning of Anne Askew
Anne Askew was burnt at the stake as a heretic in 1546. Naomi Wallace reimagines and brings to life her final moments.
All Aboard the Bus to Lübeck
Written by Mai Takahashi. Leaving his hometown for the city of Lübeck, a young man contemplates the journey that awaits him and the fifteenth-century artist who inspires him.
Writen by Hazel Atkinson. Known for her unwavering fidelity, Penelope did not lose hope that her husband, Odysseus, would return from the Trojan War, despite the decades that passed. This fictional piece relates the story through the eyes of the legendary Queen of Ithaca.
Every Man needs a Perfect Wife
Written by Jenn Gosselin. Satirizing a 1956 article from Good Housekeeping, this piece of historical fiction speculates on how R.E. Dumas Milner may have expected women to behave.
The Corn Idol
Written by Jenn Gosselin. This historical piece looks at the rituals surrounding agriculture in Latin America, examining the practices from the perspective of the Corn Idol.
Helen Takes Stock
Written by Justin Biggi. “The etymology of her name is considered “uncertain”. Some would see it as a terrible thing. To not know where your name is from, to not be able to find roots in the soft earth. She finds it makes it easier to discover herself for her own sake.”