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Ball Whats?

Ball Whats?

“They want little steel balls?” “That’s what it says and these things . . . ” Johan said, pointing at the pamphlet. “What on earth for?” Wilhelm asked, without really looking at the pamphlet. “I’m not sure....
The Porcelain Throne

The Porcelain Throne

Kurt Vest didn’t know what he was doing at the party except that he had been informed by his mother, his father, his elder sister Elisabeth and his brother-in-law that he would attend. He was just back from university, having completed his studies in natural...
The Arrow

The Arrow

Willem Krause watched the Las Vegas Belle fly over and the left side of his mouth lifted in his patented half-grin. He was a charming fellow. Which was something he both knew and worked at. Krause worked at everything. Very little had come easy to him. His title was...
Credit Where It’s Due

Credit Where It’s Due

October 1633 “Marie is a member of the radio guild!” Johan Kreger said with surprising heat. Well, shocking heat really, at least to Marie. The fact that he had said it at all left her a bit stunned. They were in a village to install a new radio with a...
The Beckies

The Beckies

“Sir, Lieutenant Bartley reporting as ordered.” Lieutenant David Bartley reported to the quartermaster of the Third Division in Magdeburg with an apprehension that, had he known it, was completely matched by the apprehension the quartermaster was feeling....
A Nerd at Sea

A Nerd at Sea

Portsmouth, England, 1633 Captain Erasmus Waddle didn’t waddle, Jeremy noted. He seemed likely to, being a short, portly man of middle years with graying hair. If you saw a portrait of him you might well assume that he waddled like a duck. Instead he moved with...
High Road to Venice

High Road to Venice

Merton Smith rolled his wheel chair over to the phone and called up the weather service. "Hi, Dan. How's it look for a flight to Venice?" "Not horrible. The reports from the weather stations are mostly in. There is a warm front that was moving in from the west but it...