Monthly Archives: August 2014

Chapter 29 of Prophecies and Penalties

After her encounter by moonlight with the spooky Stacia Fletcher, Emily Fisher faces the light of day with new enthusiasm and plans for tracking down Stephen Nash’s killer. She’s going to need that enthusiasm. It’s not just that she’ll have … Continue reading

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Coffee house or donut shop?

I’ve been confronted by the great dilemma of our times: do I want good coffee, or do I want good pastry? Because I have a lot of trouble finding both. Recently, I’ve had to temporarily live away from home. This … Continue reading

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Chapter 28 of Prophecies and Penalties

Alex Bancroft has just told Emily Fisher that she is the Prophesied One of the Children of the New Revelation. As far as Emily’s concerned, that is sheer poppycock, just one more unnecessary complication in her screwed-up investigation into Stephen … Continue reading

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Going historical, going pirate, adding a blog

As some of you know, I have a string of degrees, some even in related subjects, to follow my name when I bother to use them. (I rarely bother, though when I’m feeling snooty, I sometimes insist on being called … Continue reading

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Chapter 27 of Prophecies and Penalties, and an apology

Alex Bancroft is not in a good mood. He dislikes what Hannah Wyatt, the Instrument of the Divine, did to the head of the High Council. And Emily Fisher isn’t contributing to his good humor, not at all. So it … Continue reading

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Chapter 26 of Prophecies and Penalties

An Instrument, the Prophesied One, and the Chairperson of the High Council walk into a bar . . . oh, wait, getting ahead of myself. We left Emily Fisher watching Hannah Priest Wyatt, unofficial Instrument of the Divine, make the … Continue reading

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Freedom of the blog

It was on this date in 1735 that a jury, in contravention to established law, acquitted Peter Zenger of libel against the colonial governor of New York, on the grounds that the so-called libels were actually true. It’s a celebrated … Continue reading

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