Second Chance Bird, Episode Nine

Second Chance Bird, Episode Nine

Chapter Fifty-One: Catching UpDeck of the Second Chance Bird, Swedish Colony, Mauritius Torbjörn leaned against a red lacquered rail next to his old friend and shipmate, the bosun. They were catching up after their long separation, during which Torbjörn had...
A Cold Day in Grantville

A Cold Day in Grantville

  Tuesday, November 14, 1634   “Kat, remember that the Bibelgesellschaft meeting after school needs to end on time,” Georg Meisner reminded his sister after they got off the bus at Calvert High. It was mostly students who called Calvert Calvert....
Catrin’s Calling

Catrin’s Calling

July 4, 1634, on the Saale River near SaalfeldThe Spengler paper mill was lit up like a Christmas tree, making it very easy for Catrin Schmoller to find her way as the evening twilight turned to night. Her knock on the door was greeted by the last person she wanted to...
Anna Nicole . . . Bozarth?

Anna Nicole . . . Bozarth?

“Who is that?” Sergeant McIntyre asked. The young woman came storming through, trailed by a servant who was apologizing for all he was worth. “That, my lad, is Miss ‘Lead Acid’ Krügerin,” Johan Kipper told him. “The battery...
The Heirloom

The Heirloom

March, 1626, Darmstadt, GermanyNina Weiss watched the soldiers assemble in the Schlossplatz from a safe place behind her father’s crates and barrels. Not soldiers really, but boys, many of whom were not much older than she. Children playing at war, with their...
Ein feste Burg

Ein feste Burg

Episode 1: PlansJagdschloss of the duke of Sachsen-Eisenach, Marksuhl, ThuringiaMarch 1634 "Maximilian von Pasqualini," the servant announced loudly. Max, a young architect, straightened and entered the salon. An elderly man rose from a heavy chair behind an enormous...
Hire Education

Hire Education

Guido Gaglio knocks on the door a second time, more firmly than the first. A scraggly dweeb opens the door. He looks like a guy who would hock his education and then fall behind on the payments. The dweeb cranes his neck to look up at Guido.”Dr. Maurice...