Loughton Hall, Kent
April, 1634
 

Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth, crossed the wide, soft carpets of the library at Loughton Hall. She stood over the desk and brooded at her unfinished manuscript. Today it would not get the best of her. Today she would write. The light was good, but she crossed to adjust the curtains. She sharpened her pen. Again. The ink seemed to be a bit low. She should call one of the maids to fill it. No. Enough. She ceased her fidgeting and sat, determined, but the manuscript brooded . . .

We're very sorry, but this content is only available to current subscribers.

Perhaps you just need to log in.  If you're already logged in, please check if your subscription has expired by looking here.

If you're not already a subscriber you need to know that our columns and editorials are free, along with a few other items, but almost all stories and all downloads are paid only.

If you want to read the entire gazette, you need to either subscribe here, or purchase a download of any single issue at the Baen Books e-book store  or at Amazon.com.

- The Grantville Gazette Staff