Tourmaline: The Enemy (part one)

      The Enemy (part one)   Frederick as a voice passing her door, fading down an empty hallway. Frederick glimpsed on a public screen, holding up a cardboard sign: ALLIANCE OUT. Or a face that seemed entirely his, belonging to Mrs. Leonhardt’s new boarder, a young student. Not a face to be loved […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (part fifty-six)

Posted by ractrose on 2 Jul 2022 in Fiction, Novels

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! (part fifty-six)                   Simona sat a mule; all horses, nags, swaybacks, the hoof-rotted, were being mounted this morning for Ludovic’s cavalry. Tackle was lacking, so was courage to climb the bare back of an angry beast, its mouth tortured with a stray […]