In the Army Now

  David Bartley and Johan Kipper got off the train at Camp Saale and looked around. It wasn’t the first time they had been here, but it was their first time as regular army instead of weekend warriors. The camp was mostly deserted since it was the middle of...

Dafydd and Goliath

North Anglesey Coast  of Wales, August 1635   Squire Dafydd Jones sat at dinner wearing a new velvet jacket over a shirt of the finest linen. The silver on the table sparkled from having been polished and repolished. The finest of everything he had graced the...
Motifs

Motifs

To the most revered and accomplished Maestro Girolamo Frescobaldi, City of Florence Maestro It is with the utmost presumption that I write to you. All the world knows of your skill, of your art, of your place as the musical jewel in the setting of Florence and the...
The Anaconda Project, Episode Ten

The Anaconda Project, Episode Ten

Chapter 10 “You're not asking for much, are you, Morris?” said Bernard Fodor. The older of the two Fodor brothers was doing his best to grumble, but the effort was being undercut by the other members of his family. Not only was his brother Cyril smiling, but his...
The Anaconda Project, Episode Nine

The Anaconda Project, Episode Nine

Chapter 9 “I have news,” Lukasz Opalinski announced, as soon as his friend Jozef Wojtowicz entered the room which served Opalinski as a combination library and small salon. Jozef closed the door behind him. “What could be so urgent that I had to drop everything and...
Nobody Wants To Be a Pirate in the Baltic

Nobody Wants To Be a Pirate in the Baltic

Kolberg, Pomerania, March 1635 "Viktor not have all day" Hans Johansson jumped and nearly dropped the musket he gingerly held in his soft, white hands when the gravelly voice broke the silence. He'd been so busy examining the musket that he'd momentarily forgotten...
An Irish Sitter

An Irish Sitter

Augsburg, September 1634 "Horatio Alger Burston, this is totally unlike you!" a rather exasperated Catharina said. She would very much have preferred for her new husband to leave the hiring of staff completely up to her as he always had before. Well, almost always,...
Signs

Signs

"God damned piece of shit." The words came from under the automated money changer in the First National Bank of Grantville. And Reva Pridmore suddenly knew it was going to be a bad day. The AMC, or Simon Legree as the bank employees called it, was the unnatural child...