barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: Truths and Roses
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Thomas Mostyn and Gerald Fitzgerald, all names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: After Waterloo, a wounded British officer writes a letter he could never have imagined it to be in him to write. Brussels, June, 1815.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own. Thoreau wrote that "truths and roses have thorns about them" and in cases that involve human pride, this is an accurate observation.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Hearts of Oak)
Title: Just A Small Oops
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The character Gabriel Cotton belongs to [personal profile] sharpiefan. Joe Newbury is mine.
Summary: A simple errand like sharpening a sword can sometimes go terribly wrong. Spain, 1810.
Author's Note: Answering a prompt from [personal profile] sharpiefan .

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: What A Good Soldier Does
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental. No profit is being made from this story.
Summary: A soldier reflects as he cleans his musket after a day's fighting. Fuentes de Oñoro, 1811.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: Ties That Bind
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Paol Kerjean, Mathilde Benveniste, and Montreuil belong to outis. The character Dominic Charcot belongs to sans nom. Jérémie Blanchard is mine. No profit is being made from this story.
Story summary: Show the Colours; Comrades are reunited after an eventful separation. Talavera, August 1809.
Author's Note: Any factual or historical errors that occur within are my own and I duly apologise for them.

The story )

Safe

May. 13th, 2015 02:55 pm
barefoot_bard: (Hearts of Oak)
Title: Safe
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: The character Paol Kerjean belongs to outis. Jérémie Blanchard is mine. No profit is being made from this story.
Story summary: Show the Colours; After being wounded in the midst of the fighting at Talavera, a French soldier tries to get back to his lines. Talavera, July 1809.
Author's Note: Any factual or historical errors that occur within are my own and I duly apologise for them.

The story )

Sweet Hay

Mar. 13th, 2015 06:45 pm
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: Sweet Hay
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: A soldier's scattered thoughts at the storming of Badajoz. April 1812.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The Road Home
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: All names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: Two soldiers go home at war's end. Suffolk, December 1815.
Author's Note: Any errors contained herein are my own doing.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Chase)
Title: A Summer Soldier
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: All names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: A soldier's ponderings while on the march. Spain, 1812.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own. This is something of an AU piece as well.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Darkness)
Title: Dark of Night
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The character Gabriel Cotton belongs to [personal profile] sharpiefan. The character James Balstrode belongs to sans nom. Joe Newbury is mine.
Summary: Show the Colours AU; While on picquet one night, Rifleman Cotton has an unexpected visitor. Portugal, 1810.
Author's Note: Written for a Kink meme. Prompt - As we're nearing Hallowe'en; a ghost story.

The story )

Coffee

Feb. 11th, 2010 08:21 pm
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: Coffee
Rating: K (Suitable for all ages)
Disclaimers: None.
Original pen-date: 11 February 2010
Summary: Soldiers of the 50th Foot rest after a long day's march. June 1813, Spain.
Author's Note: Fun bit of nonsense. Written as a 'cheer-up' fic.

The story )

December

Jan. 10th, 2010 06:06 pm
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: December
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: None.
Original pen-date: 10 January 2010
Summary: On the retreat to Corunna, a cavalryman makes a difficult choice. Spain 1808.
Author's Note: There are probably some historical goofs in here and I beg forgiveness for them.

The story )

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