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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 42

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 42 February, 1635 Carla was back in Race Track City with her girlfriends. They were in the little shop that sold casein buttons and other knickknacks. It was a pretty place, with lots of … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 44

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 44 Chapter 44: Paternity and Possibility “Senator MacLain?” The voice on the other end was as distinctive over the phone as it was in public address or on television: precise, educated, a pleasant yet cool voice … Continue reading

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 03

Castaway Planet – Chapter 03 Chapter 3 Sakura clamped her jaw shut to keep from screaming as LS-5 whirled into the void. She gripped the arms of the pilot’s chair convulsively. She heard herself muttering, “Oh my God, oh my … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 41

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 41 Chapter 14: Barbies’ Vienna Branch January and early February, 1635 Sanderlin House, Race Track City “Frau Sanderlin, may I give credit to Ursula Kline?” Magdalena Hough asked timidly. “She is a good woman … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 18

Polychrome – Chapter 18 Chapter 18. I felt the chill of the morning deep in my bones as I awoke. I never liked camping as a kid, and I don’t like it any better now. Who was it who said … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 40

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 40 Hayley gestured Carla to a bench and came over to sit down next to her. Hayley’s dark brown hair was held back with a scrunchy and there was a grease smudge on her … Continue reading

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 02

Castaway Planet – Chapter 02 Chapter 2 Laura smiled as she dropped through the entry hatch to see that her husband, Akira, had just finished strapping Hitomi into her crash seat. The seven-year-old was behaving very well, clutching her winged-wolf … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 43

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 43 Chapter 43: Beware of Spooks Leaving Gifts I stared down at the disk in my hand. The fact that it contained possibly treasonous information made it seem as heavy as lead. But, unfortunately, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 42

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 42 Chapter 42: Reaching Limits TO:{Jason Wood}wisdom@wis.com FROM:{The Jammer} SUBJECT:EXCUSE ME???? Did you have ANY idea what kind of mess you were trying to get me into? No, let me revise that. Do you have ANY … Continue reading

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 01

Castaway Planet – Chapter 01 Castaway Planet By Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor Chapter 1 Sakura Kimei lay as still as possible on the set of pipes, listening for the creature’s approach. It could be very near. She gripped … Continue reading

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