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Kerryn Offord

Previously published works by Kerryn Offord are:

"A Night at the Ballet" 1634: The Ram Rebellion

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The Mark of the Lion

The Mark of the Lion

Zielona Góra, Poland Thursday, October 18, 1635 Captain Casper Havemann of Charlie Company, 20th Battalion, the Hangman Regiment edged a little higher over the debris at the end of the street his company had just cleared. Beyond was open ground. That did not bode good...
The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

May, 1636 Garrett’s Supermarket, Grantville   “I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed.” The comment from Anna Beyer brought a smile to Marilyn Harris’s lips. She glanced up from the invoices she was checking. Her co-workers were, as...
The Men From M.A.R.S.: The Martians Are Coming

The Men From M.A.R.S.: The Martians Are Coming

March, 1636   The droplet formed at the bottom of the clump of snow still tenuously attached to the leaves of the bush Captain Wilhelm Finck of the USE Marines 1st Reconnaissance Company was hiding under. Slowly it grew, until it reached critical size and fell....
Dr. Phil Rules the Waves

Dr. Phil Rules the Waves

September, 1636, Prague, Bohemia Dr. Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz, president for life of the Royal Academy of Science, knew what was coming the moment Samuel Hartlib, the secretary of the Royal Academy, stepped into his personal laboratory at the top of the...
Your Tax Dollars At Work

Your Tax Dollars At Work

The early hours of Sunday morning, February 1636, western West Virginia County   It was a perfect moonlit night for Dieter Burkhard’s purposes. There was just enough light that he could see what he was doing, but not so much that others could see him doing...
Ultimate Airport Magdeburg: Blacktop

Ultimate Airport Magdeburg: Blacktop

09:30, Wednesday, 13th June, 1635 Magdeburg Airfield, Magdeburg   Lance Corporal Johann Fabricius of the USE Marine 1st Reconnaissance Company lay back in his deck chair and admired the activity on the runway. "I love hard work," he muttered loudly enough for his...
A Trip to Glomfjord

A Trip to Glomfjord

February 1636, Travemünde   George Watson woke to the sound of a crying baby. His first thought was that he was stuck in a nightmare, but while crying babies had long been part of his nightmares, the smell he was getting wasn’t the usual burnt flesh. It was...

Plugging Along

The Saale Industrial Zone, winter 1633-34 Larry Karickhoff turned the key of the pickup. The engine fired a few times, backfired, and stopped. “What’s the hold up, Larry? Day’s over, everyone wants to get home,” Johann Rademacher said. Larry...

Daedalus’ New Wings

Magdeburg, September, 1634 Tracy Kubiak stared at the shop window, not really seeing anything. She was in Magdeburg to inspect the local division of her company, Grantville Canvas and Outdoor, but she was finding it hard to stay motivated. Maybe it was just because...