Dwarf hospitality in chapter 15 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt


Daphne Vane’s just escaped from being attacked by a panther, only to fall into the hands of the dwarves of legend and myth. She may be half-dwarf herself, but she knows next to nothing about these people. And it turns out they aren’t sure what they know about her! See Daphne get caught in a truly unspeakable situation in “Prisoner of fate,” chapter 15 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt, my weekly serial about a young American woman’s quest to assert her identity. If you haven’t been reading it before, you can start at the beginning. All the chapters are hyperlinked to the previous and succeeding chapters.

In preparing this post, I ran across mention of the delightful dwarf statues in Wrocław, Poland. There are now several hundred of these scattered around the city. So I’ve posted pictures of two of them here. (Picture credit to Wikipedia/Pnapora for both; sculptors’ names not given, unfortunately.)


And like last week, this chapter is up ahead of schedule. I’ll spare you the details of my busy life, except to say I’m having great fun teaching a course on “American Political Scandals.” I hope next week I get back to my regular schedule.



About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.
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