Category Archives: Prophecies and Penalties

Chapter 37 of Prophecies and Penalties

The killer has finally been revealed. Now Emily Fisher finds herself in a life-and-death struggle. Too bad she’s tied up! But this is not a battle that will be won with fists, no. It will be waged over stranger terrain, … Continue reading

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Chapter 36 of Prophecies and Penalties

Free of Lavinia’s control, Emily Fisher has to come to terms with how to use her gift while pursuing Stephen Nash’s murderers. Just when is it fair to influence people to say and do things they wouldn’t do otherwise? What is … Continue reading

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Chapter 35 of Prophecies and Penalties

Especially after her meeting with the injured Sonia and Stacia, Emily needs some downtime away from the Sacred Lands. To borrow a phrase, Emily is “Going off the reservation” in chapter 35 of Prophecies and Penalties. But just as Native Americans … Continue reading

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Chapter 34 of Prophecies and Penalties

Alex Bancroft was supposed to be the Prophesied One. Everyone said so but him. Now he’s told Emily Fisher she’s the Prophesied One, and she’s no more happy about it than Alex was. Which adds a certain tension when Emily … Continue reading

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Chapter 33 of Prophecies and Penalties

The showdown on top of Sacred Mountain is over. Emily is herself again (or at least she thinks so). But what exactly happened up there and why? And what has happened to the others who were up there? Emily gets … Continue reading

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Chapter 32 of Prophecies and Penalties

Lavinia Priest constructed the plaza atop Sacred Mountain, the spiritual center of the Children of the New Revelation. Lavinia’s ghost controls Emily Fisher, her descendant, who is trying to uncover who has set the Children at odds with each other. … Continue reading

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Chapter 31 of Prophecies and Penalties, and an intriguing picture

Emily Fisher has been emotionally conditioned to submit to her ancestress, Lavinia Priest. Bad enough that Lavinia’s been dead over a century. Worse that she was, in Alex Bancroft’s words, “barking mad.” But what does she want? And how can … Continue reading

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An apology for the duplicate posts

Somehow I accidentally put up the most recent post on chapter 30 of  Prophecies and Penalties twice. I regret the error. The proper links to the post and chapter are above.

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Chapter 30 of Prophecies and Penalties, and a notice about posts

Prophecies and Penalties, my serial about a murder on a Vermont religious commune, has hit the thirty chapter mark! Hoorah! Emily Fisher, not-exactly-professional detective of this story, proclaims, “I am a gifted individual” in chapter 30. Oh, but the Trojans … Continue reading

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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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