Sonata, Part Four

Sonata, Part Four

  Movement IV - Presto Furioso   Grantville - April, 1634 Thomas Schwarzberg plopped a pile of manuscript pages down on the table in front of Amber Higham. "Done. That is the last of the pieces Franz desired for the concert—the full score and all the...
The Anaconda Project, Episode Seven – Delayed

The Anaconda Project, Episode Seven – Delayed

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Stretching Out, Part Five: Riding the Tiger

Stretching Out, Part Five: Riding the Tiger

Marshall's Creek, Suriname River Long Dry Season, 1634 (July-November 1634) Maria Vorst sniffed the wound, and grimaced. "It's infected." Her patient shrugged stoically. "How did it happen?" Captain Marshall answered for her charge. "Not sure, but probably just a cut...
Gifted with Pascal

Gifted with Pascal

Mary Timm hated church steeples. There was no glass in them. They blocked the light in odd ways, cast shadows where shadows had no place being. They stabbed the sky and mocked the sun. They interfered with her art. Having a boy hanging from one didn't help either....
Too Late for Sunday

Too Late for Sunday

December, 1633, Grantville "Roberta Allene Haggerty! Come here for a minute, please." "What is it, Momma?" Allie answered, entering her parents' room. The "please" didn't fool her a bit. Nobody called you by your full name unless you were in trouble. "We need to talk,...
And That’s How the Money Rolls In

And That’s How the Money Rolls In

Hours later, after the poker game broke up, Janos was still waiting in the kitchen. Arch Pennock thought he'd gone on home after all the dumplings had been finished by the ravening horde that was his poker buddies. "Mister Pennock," Janos said, "I don't mind cooking...