Mrs. Flannery’s Flower, Part 1: Acceptance

Mrs. Flannery’s Flower, Part 1: Acceptance

April 2, 2000   Krystal Reed drove over to her Aunt Bethel and Uncle Raymond Little's house after she finished her shift at the drugstore. Her parents were supposed to bring Nana over from Bluemont for the afternoon, and if she timed things right, her mom would...
Letting Grace

Letting Grace

Dora slept lightly in spite of the long and tiring day. She stirred in bed. Her instincts were always attuned to her children and their sounds. As usual her husband, Danel, was deep in sleep. She listened over her husband's snoring and heard Deborah whispering, "I...
One To A Customer

One To A Customer

Grantville October, 1636   "That's the kind of mistake that tends to come one to a customer," Rob Clark commented. Tom Quiney's The Invisible Bishop, as performed by Massinger's men, had caused a considerable amount of controversy among the parishioners of St....
A Puritan Voice, Part 9

A Puritan Voice, Part 9

Chapter 9: Grantville   "Gut Tag, Herr Knapp, and Herr Culloden." Nicholas and Baird turned from their examination of a merchant's wares and saw an unremarkable man standing patiently behind them. He was notable for his plainness. He could have been from any part...
The First Step

The First Step

Texel Island August, 1633   "My ship. My first ship." Those words filled Michiel Adriaenszoon's thoughts as the crew heaved at their oars, and the boat bounced along on the slight waves. It had all happened so suddenly. Only a few days ago, he was a steersman,...
Faith, With Heretics

Faith, With Heretics

Heldrungen, Sommersburg County, SoTF Summer-Fall, 1636   The older boy sat quietly on the stone bench in the chapel vestibule at the Wasserburg, the moated castle, in Heldrungen. His brother, three or four years younger, newly breeched, wriggled, wiggled,...