History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Nineteenth Century Pageantry in Unfixed Timelines

| July 30, 2019

In nineteenth-century America, pageantry became “a thing.” Many of the pageants had backgrounds in nativism and nationalism, and others delved into racist and classist origins as well. But in spite of (or perhaps because of) heir origins, they can be a fascinating look at American culture in that time period. They’re also FULL of all […]

“Tarnish” at Mirror Dance

| March 20, 2018

My story, “Tarnish,” is now available in the Spring 2018 issue of Mirror Dance, found on their website. I’m thrilled with the image they found to go with my story, too. It’s PERFECT! “Tarnish” is one of my several King in Yellow stories, this one with a late nineteenth century pageant backdrop in St. Louis. […]

“Tarnish” to appear at Mirror Dance

| November 9, 2017

Now that the contract is signed, I can talk about my latest acceptance, which I mentioned in my October 2017 recap. My story, “Tarnish,” will appear in the Spring 2018 issue of Mirror Dance. This story first appeared in Unfixed Timelines as one of my historical fiction stories accompanied by an essay about the real history. The […]