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The Rooster and The Spoon

The Rooster and The Spoon

Dora rushed into Danel's shop looking for her husband among the tubs of orange juice and crates of fruit. Deborah, their youngest daughter, did her best to keep up with her mother's fast pace. "Ah, there you are!" Dora found him talking to his foreman, Jörg Ruprecht....
Shadow Play

Shadow Play

  “This,” said Nick, while he jiggled the doorknob and forced the key to unlock the door, “is my humble home.” His sister scanned the small apartment in seconds. “Where’s your room?” Cecily flicked a newly-dyed wayward...
Anya’s Story

Anya’s Story

Dora read the letter a second time—as if the words would change—while absentmindedly wiping the stubborn spots of flour that still clung to her apron with her left hand. Never mind that specks of flour from her right hand flecked the parchment. She was still sitting...
With a Hammer, Everything is a Nail

With a Hammer, Everything is a Nail

Early 1636   Danel Nahon found Dora bent over stirring a pot of simmering vegetables. "Wife, my business now takes me to Zaborstadt, and we're going to move there." Dora stopped stirring and turned around to face him, which he took as a good sign. At least she...
Two Men Walk Into A Beer Garden And . . .

Two Men Walk Into A Beer Garden And . . .

Luck always seemed to find Danel Nahon—that is up until five years ago. He entered his home and found his wife in the kitchen mending one of their daughters' dresses. "I'm returning to Grantville in a week with Javier for business." Dora barely paused in mid-stitch....