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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 29

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 29 “More than you might think, but we’ll give them a bargain anyway,” Hayley said. “Sell boat passes that are good for a month for twenty-five pfennig each, or even twenty.” “Or you could … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 14

Polychrome – Chapter 14 Chapter 14. I sat down at the small table; this time it was just me, Iris Mirabilis, Nimbus, and Polychrome. “So… what’s on the agenda today?” I said after a pause. “Nimbus tells me that you … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 35

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 35 Chapter 35: A Test of Trust “Good evening, Master Jason.” Morgan said, opening the door. “Evening, Morgan.” I answered, glancing around. There were still lots of pieces of clutter around from the work that was … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 28

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 28 “Do we really need all that?” Gayleen Sanderlin asked. “No, of course not, Mrs. Sanderlin. But the people out there waiting around hoping to be hired . . . they need it. If … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 34

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 34 Chapter 34: Reunion Jitters “Guess who!” Two soft hands covered my eyes in time with the words. To my credit, I managed to keep from jumping, though she probably knew how much she’d startled me … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 27

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 27 Race Track at Simmering, Austria The unemployment situation in Vienna became increasingly clear over the next few days. Demonstrated not by numbers reported on TV, since they didn’t get any TV in Austria, … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 13

Polychrome – Chapter 13 Chapter 13. Polychrome watched from the doorway as the group of Guards prepared for training combat. She knew that Nimbus and her father were deeply worried; Erik had the intellectual and, somewhat surprisingly, physical potential to … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 26

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 26 Vienna, Austria “They pointed a gun at Julian, Father,” Amadeus von Eisenberg said. “I don’t need this, Amadeus,” Peter von Eisenberg said. “Karl Eusebius wants to put a railroad up to Teschen. And … Continue reading

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Paradigms Lost — Chapter 33

Paradigms Lost — Chapter 33 Chapter 33: Who’s Your Daddy? The man sitting across from me was small. Oriental, handsome (at least that’s what Syl told me later; I’m not much of a judge), average-length hair just a bit shaggy. … Continue reading

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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 25

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 25 Hayley didn’t know what to say. Vienna was supposed to be civilized, at least by down-time standards. People ought to know better than that. It made her wish she had convinced her parents … Continue reading

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