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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 44

1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 44 Chapter 15: Karl’s Ring February, 1635 Grantville, United States of Europe “I have a letter from Hayley,” Judy the Younger Wendell told the girls of the Barbie Consortium. “She wants stuff and she … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 19

Polychrome – Chapter 19 Chapter 19. Polychrome danced lightly through the corridors of the Palace, out the gateway, and laughed. For there were gathered all the people of the Rainbow Kingdom, from the smallest child to the eldest of the … Continue reading

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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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