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Category Archives: The Germhacht Episode
Kara gripped the ladder rungs and clambered swiftly up to her favorite place atop the moving train. There was a breathless instant as she moved from the steel rungs to the smooth roof surface, and a windy scramble for a … Continue reading
Anna Darvin dipped her brush into a pool of cadmium red, dabbed a few roses onto some loosely set up bushes, and frowned, looking up to compare her painting against the view of the Archeological Society gardens. There was a … Continue reading
Ellea knew more about her father’s odd talents than he guessed. She knew about his wings, of course, and the old sword he had taken with him, and that he had gone looking not for history, but for one artifact … Continue reading
The library of the International Archeological Society was a large and imposing marble edifice attached to several other buildings very like it that housed artifacts and curiosities. It opened onto a street featuring theaters, art museums and galleries, and the … Continue reading
Kara crept silently along a marble hallway, laden with a very full bag. The gilded cabinet had contained more than she’d imagined—folders of papers, and lots of small, breakable objects. Kara suspected the lady didn’t want the fragile things broken, … Continue reading
The shrill woman with the robe and the laquered fingernails smoothed out a sheet of crumpled paper, fussily. Kara waited, impatient, while the woman meticulously unwrapped each fragile object and inspected it, as well as each crushed bit of paper … Continue reading
Within the first ten minutes of the carriage ride, it became obvious to Anna that Tam was much more experienced with farm wagons in the open countryside than with a carriage in heavy traffic. His knuckles were white on the … Continue reading
Kara stood in a new perfumed room with her parcel of stolen goods clutched in one hand. The purple hooded woman was making her wait this time. Kara frowned and shifted from foot to foot. Her palms were sweaty. The … Continue reading
Tam quickly became bored and fidgety atop the carriage seat. He climbed down and tried stroking the horses’ noses, though whether to calm them or himself he wasn’t sure. Somewhere in the distance, one of those big clocks they kept … Continue reading