Tag Archives: historical fiction

The Horsemen, ch.V

Just before sunset Doak came in to the stables. “How’s it going? He asked half sitting, half leaning on a double stack of hay. “Was it worth it?” He said, smiling. “You bet, did you even see her?” Russell stood … Continue reading

Posted in Winnipeg General Strike Stories, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Horsemen, ch. IV

The barracks began to buzz as the trumpeter blew reveille. As usual over the past four and a half weeks the N.C.O instructors, assisted by the recruits assigned to fire patrol duty at that hour, roused the barracks. The fire … Continue reading

Posted in Winnipeg General Strike Stories, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Horsemen, ch. III

The next morning at reveille Doak was not in his bunk, and his blankets, pea coat and jacket were still missing. The Troop assembled in Sleigh square and marched off to breakfast at the division mess behind the barracks, no … Continue reading

Posted in Winnipeg General Strike Stories, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Horsemen, ch. II

Russell closed the door behind him and headed out to the front of the building. A seven seater McLaughlin- Buick with its cloth roof up was idling across the street. The man behind the wheel looked over, saw Russ and smiled. “You … Continue reading

Posted in Winnipeg General Strike Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Horsemen, ch. I

The train coming from the northwest pulled into Regina as the sun finally dipped below the horizon behind it. Wheels screeching and smoke belching from the stack atop the engine three cars forward, a young man jumped off the steps … Continue reading

Posted in Winnipeg General Strike Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Secret Agent No. 50.

A Winnipeg General Strike Story. 50 swung his right leg over the left, leaning back to consider the room around him as he drew deeply from his cigarette. The remnants of his meal lay on the table before him, knife … Continue reading

Posted in Winnipeg General Strike Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Silent March, by C.M. Klyne: And Why I Second Guessed Posting My Review of It.

Any story set during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 is going to wind up advancing a perspective on those events. One of the characters which embodies the authors sympathies is fictional Mayor Charles Ross. Over the course of the story he seeks to balance between the workers and the capitalists of the infamous “Committee of One Thousand.” To paraphrase the Marxist Trotsky, however, and as the experience of the Mayor’s character attests, the danger of seeking to walk down the middle of the road is that you are likely to get hit by traffic going in both directions. Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments