History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Zombies in Unfixed Timelines

| September 17, 2019

All of the stories in Unfixed Timelines have some sort of fantasy or science-fiction element to go along with the history. In “The Glorious Dead,” it’s zombies at Vicksburg. “The Glorious Dead” is one of the earliest stories I wrote, and I had a pretty solid idea for it from the beginning. Many years ago, […]

Heroes of Necessity: Running in Seattle

| June 6, 2019

I got the idea to write “Origin Story” while I was driving behind a car with multiple marathon stickers plastered across its back end. Seeing all of those stickers made me think what Seattle would be like if the zombie apocalypse hit. Would we get fast zombies simply because there are so many runners in […]

“Origin Story” is out!

| January 20, 2016

 My first story to be published in 2016 is now out. My short story, “Origin Story,” appears in the debut issue of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag, which came out on January 15th. And look at that fantastic cover! Love it! My story started out thinking about how the zombie apocalypse might play out in Seattle, […]