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Calling Steam Santa (Part 5 of 5)

December 23, 2020

After supper, Mariah was allowed to stay up and open her gift bag at the kitchen table, while her parents watched.  There was the now-traditional…


Calling Steam Santa (Part 4 of 5)

December 22, 2020

The side of the steam sleigh folded out with a hiss of machinery, and other partitions shifted around, until two seats had been created –…


Calling Steam Santa (Part 3 of 5)

December 21, 2020

She stepped out from her sheltered place, feeling the wind nip at her face as she kept her eyes outward, still scanning for any signs…


Calling Steam Santa (Part 2 of 5)

December 20, 2020

Seven-year-old Mariah Lanfier had argued long and hard to convince her parents that she was old enough, and responsible enough, to participate in this year’s…


Calling Steam Santa (Part 1 of 5)

December 19, 2020

((Hey, all! This is the Christmas story that I meant to write for Tenk’s call for Christmas stories last year, but didn’t get going on…


August 18 — Yes, She’s Learning

August 18, 2010

“Just a moment,” Bookworm called to the rap at the door. She straightened up from her study of her photographs, smoothed down her dress, and…


((OOC–Too Good not to Share))

August 16, 2010

((In character, though, this is *not* happening. I’m *going* to have my menace, dang it! *grin*)) (Conversation as I’m on my way to Kaylee’s party…)…


August 15 — Why is it Always Me?

August 15, 2010

On the other hand, I must admit that I do learn things in these confrontations with Dr. Obolensky. We gathered Saturday evening at the Port…