Cassini Takes First

Cassini Takes First

"He speaks in your voice, American, and there's a shine in his eye that's halfway hopeful." --Don Delillo, Underworld   Grantville Mountaineers' Little League Tryouts July 7, 1636   An assistant coach for the Grantville Mountaineers sent a pop fly into the...
Contra Servitutem

Contra Servitutem

Douai, Flanders May 10, 1636   Diogo screamed in the darkness. The dream had come again. "Diogo, are you alright?" Flint scraped and a candle flared, casting light and shadow in the dormitory room. "I, I, I had the dream again, Symao!" Diogo shuddered, arms...
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

GrantvilleOctober, 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. Alfred's...