• Hore Abby
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    They broke down and extended their stay with the doctor. Professor Fraser had taken it well. She sounded mildly peeved at the amount of grading she’d have to do alone. “Tell Maggie she owes me a drink,” she grunted over the line before the connection died and the dial tone took over. Taylor looked at ...
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    Snow lay heavy on the ground around their shop, but the cold hardly touched them inside despite the cracked door. Ingrid sat in front of the hearth and warmed her hands while she stirred a bubbling concoction in the pot. As she worked, she hummed.  It was the first night of Yule. A fire was ...
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    When another pageant contestant is murdered, Moria gathers her group of friends to stay safe together, but discovers a terrifying truth.
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    A scream pierced through the bustling of the pageant. I recognized the scream of my twin sister and shot off the chair to run to her—my stylist’s fingers pulled on my hair, and she stumbled with me until they were untangled. “Moira! Be careful!” she called out to me. I ignored her. People stood in ...
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    “How old is this piece?”  Kally poked at a sealed bag containing a chipped axe head carved with twining figures that ended in curls or ran to the edges of the metal.  “That,” Mr. Kingsly said while shooing her hand away. “Is a Mammen-style axe head, a little past the period you’re looking for, I’d ...
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    Rionan knew how it felt to be an outsider. From the church to the market to the masters she’d served, there had been no place ready-made for her. No hearth had ever welcomed her without a struggle for a seat. She’d long gotten used to being last in line for food or affection. She wore ...
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    Ragnar’s hall was splendid, as always. The great fireplace roared while mead filled every cup in the vicinity. The heavy table, covered in fresh bread, smoked meats dripping in fat, root vegetables, and the last fruits of the season, catered to Norsemen from every cardinal direction. Women and men ate with gusto and drank like ...
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    Derrick, Kally, and Taylor rumbled down the road in Taylor’s truck, dubbed Perseus. With every sharp twist and curve of the mountainous backroad, Derrick wished their destination would appear, or the vehicle would put itself out of its misery and break down. He glanced over at Kally, who was stuck between them and clutching her ...
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    The Discovery “I have visual,” Derrick shouted. The GPR reader beeped as if to prove that it was indeed working, for once.  “Take it around.” The professor waved him on. Derrick began pushing the machine around their marked grid.  It was a freezing day, which is to be expected in Scotland in the early days ...
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    As Lucy sat at her computer staring at the blank document on her screen, her mind wandered. What would she write next? She pondered as she heard the squeak of her office door. It swayed closed from the gentle breeze from the open window. Or the popping on the wood floor as if someone walked ...