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The Undergraduate, Episode One

The Undergraduate, Episode One

Vehra, Thuringia1629   Matthias Ehrenhardt stared in shock at the smoldering embers, the soot-blackened stone half-wall, and the emptiness. The villagers had stopped the fire from spreading to any of the other houses, but his own, and his parents, and everything...
Franklin’s Monsters, Act I, Fine Arts and Crafts

Franklin’s Monsters, Act I, Fine Arts and Crafts

January 15th, 1635, Grantville A sharp slap to the face woke Samuel Franklin, who immediately scrambled for the weapons that were not to hand. He came to himself quickly and quieted down without getting very far. His new wife, of three days, wisely got on top of...
Equal Rights, Part Two

Equal Rights, Part Two

The Thüringen Gardens Yakov Chekhov was mopping up a spilled drink when the crowd suddenly went quiet, and heads started turning toward the television behind the bar. He began to make out the announcer's words, and then saw the pictures. Satan's balls! That's her! If...
Equal Rights, Part One

Equal Rights, Part One

June 3, 1631 The phone stopped ringing before Olivia Villareal could snap the spring into place and reach for a rag to wipe her hands. Then it started again. Four quick strides and she was out of the kitchen and across the front room. "Hello?" "Mom, you gotta get down...
Cinco de Mayo . . . er, der Fünfte Mai

Cinco de Mayo . . . er, der Fünfte Mai

"So what the heck is a taco, really?" asked Maria, David's girlfriend. It was with great fanfare that the owners of the Thuringen Gardens added real honest-to-god tacos to their menu in May of 1634. May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, was to be celebrated with a mariachi band,...