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 is no wonder that “The Prophesied One is upset,” chapter 27 of Prophecies and Penalties, my weekly serial about a murder investigation at a Vermont religious commune. If you’re not already reading the story, you can start here.
My apology that there was no post earlier this week. Some events following upon a personal matter I mentioned in a previous post ate up a lot of my time this last week. And the post I was preparing kept getting put off, incomplete, day after day, until I realized Wednesday night that it simply wasn’t going to get out this week. By that time, it was pointless to tell you all there would be no early-week post. Anyhow, I’m hoping to get back on track this next week, with a twist. You’ll see.