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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 45

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 45 Chapter 45: That Future is Past Morgan opened the door, startled as I pushed past him without so much as a “hello.” “Master Jason… ?” I looked around, shrugged, jogged into the living room and … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 43

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 43 **** Some people didn’t want to sign the credit slips and went elsewhere, but all the new businesses that the Sanderlins and Fortneys backed had some up-time or new-time tech that made their … Continue reading

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Castaway Planet – Chapter 04

Castaway Planet – Chapter 04 Chapter 4 The stars shone out again, and she sat forward. “Coils recharging. Doing a full survey of the sky again…” She tumbled LS-5 once more around its axes. “Generating full sky view… okay, everyone, … Continue reading

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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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