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Nothing Moved But the Tide, a short story by Dawn Klinge

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.

Willian 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 is 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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