Storybook

Storybook

First USE Division sector, Siege lines around Posnan 14 November 1635   Sergeant Richard Hartmann heard a muffled shout moving toward the latrine ditch. He took one look, then roared, “Halt!” The three men who were holding another man over the trench...
Burning Chickens

Burning Chickens

Henry sat at the bar. He had barely touched his drink. It was an extremely boring day and what he really wanted was something to do. A father and son were having a conversation at the other end of the bar. It was early in the day and the establishment was pretty much...
Holding Out for a Hero

Holding Out for a Hero

I read a lot of everything. Fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, mystery fiction, romance fiction. I watch even more fiction because by the time I want to relax, I am often too tired to read. I’m also reaching the age where “life’s too short” is more than a cliché....
Making an Impression

Making an Impression

Mountain Top Baptist Bible Institute West Virginia County Early summer, 1636   John Stewart rolled over again. The moonlight on the wall was in a different place from where it had been the last time he looked. He growled to himself, keeping it under his breath. Plain...
For Want of a Nail

For Want of a Nail

Early March, 1636   The fourth ring hadn’t finished yet when Alyse Glazer caught the phone in a corner of her apron. “Howdy, this is Alyse . . .” Claudette Green’s voice over the line sounded vaguely scratchy. “Alyse, we’ve got...
Night of the Fireflies

Night of the Fireflies

Grandma Lucy sat in her favorite chair on the back porch, enjoying the cool fall night. The sounds of the swamp were a sweet symphony to her ears, one of the small joys in her life. Then, between one moment and the next, the ambiance of the night changed. Even the...
Ein Feste Burg, Episode 20

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 20

Chapter 29: An Unruly City Freiberg, 1 Obermarkt, Schönlebe House September 1635   "That is a rebellion!" Georg Friedrich von Schönberg boomed, his voice filling the personal office of Jonas Schönlebe. "You're crazy if you think . . ." He jumped up, knocking the heavy...