Donauwörth or Bust

Donauwörth or Bust

City of Augsburg December, 1635   "Husband?" H.A., Horatio Alger, Burston knew his trophy wife wanted something. That was the only time she tried to sweet-talk him, and she knew 'husband' was a sweet word in his ear. "Yes, Dear?" "I've been thinking." "I hope it...
Der Teufel

Der Teufel

I could hear them talking in whispers behind my back. No one had ever had the courage nor the courtesy to say ANYTHING to my face. MY only friends, my brothers in blood and war, were now gone to God's grace. Their deaths and my care for them had followed me and only...
The Redemption of Bobby Jones

The Redemption of Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones knew what others thought about him. He was fat, they said. He was lazy. He was a bigot, racist, and general slob. He was bad luck. The Demon Murphy was his best friend. For the most part, they were right. He was loud, crude, and lazy. But on the charges of...
A Puritan Voice, Part 1

A Puritan Voice, Part 1

Chapter 1: Le Havre   Nicholas Knapp, known aboard the ship by the stolen name of Jean-Marc Crevier, stood at the bow of the ship, enjoying his first taste of freedom from his cramped cabin in months. His first taste of cold freedom, he thought as he wrapped his...
Hot Off The Ring of Fire Press

Hot Off The Ring of Fire Press

We’ve been busy at Ring of Fire Press! Here are a few of the latest books we’ve published and a look at some forthcoming books. In Mark Huston’s Up-Time Pride and Down-Time Prejudice a young up-time woman battles the Fugger for her own soul. Set in the Ring of Fire...
Best of 2018

Best of 2018

Best of 2018   Grantville Gazette’s Best Story of 2018 is “Requiem For the Future” by David Carrico. A lot of 1632 stories focus on what the up-timers have accomplished and inspired, how everyday men and women have risen to the occasion....
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

Woo. The Grantville Express is leaving the station. Please take your seats and have your tickets ready for the conductor. That’s me. I’ll be conducting this tour of the Grantville Gazette. First, we have “Angels Watching Over Me” by Virginia...
Easy As Pie

Easy As Pie

"Two cups of flour, one-half cup of leaf lard, one teaspoon of salt," muttered Maggie, "and ice water on hand, use sparingly." Maggie Farmington had been making pie crust since she was fourteen. Her grandmother had taught her how. "Never, ever use anything but leaf...