Nothing Moved But the Tide: A Short Story

Some of you may know I’ve been working on writing my first novel, a historical romance called Sorrento Girl. The manuscript for this is finally at a stage where I can start exploring different options for publication. I don't know how long that process will take, but I'm guessing I might need some patience.

I'm looking forward to the day when I can share Sorrento Girl with you all. While I wait, I thought it would be fun to write a short story that I could share right now.

I've realized that most people only know of me as a non-fiction writer, someone whose content is mostly centered on faith and Christian living. I'm not giving that up, but I would like to introduce myself to all of you as a writer of fiction- and showing is better than telling. I love history, and I'm a romantic at heart, so that's what you'll find in my stories.

I've written a short story called Nothing Moved But the Tide as a subscriber bonus that you may download. It's my way of letting you know how much I appreciate you. It's a quick read: something to enjoy over a cup of tea (or whatever you like to drink). 

Here's a hint at what it's about....

Nothing Moved But the Tide, a short story by Dawn Klinge | historical fiction | historical romance | Seattle General Strike of 1919 | Red Scare | free short story | #historicalromance

Seattle, 1919

The first Red Scare

A young widow who has given up on love

Turmoil between the unions and the bosses

A city that comes to a complete standstill


Panic takes over as thousands of workers from every union in Seattle agree to walk off the job in a show of solidarity with the shipyard workers.

Newspapers warn of violence, looting, and food shortages.

Louise Benson is a librarian who is called upon to help Professor Reece with his research on the eve of the nations' first general strike. He’s working for the unions.

William Strout, Louise’s father, and a prosecuting attorney for Seattle is a man who believes the union leaders are dangerous revolutionaries. He wants his daughter to leave the city before things get out of control.

Louise wants to know more about the professor and his cause.

What consequences will she face if she decides to stay?

Nothing Moved But the Tide is a short story of fiction set during Seattle's General Strike of 1919, a real event.

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Information about the Seattle General Strike of 1919 HERE

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