Claude, Part 4: A New Beginning

D: It’s over? A: Well, my part in Claude’s story is over. D: Well, I suppose. . . A: No. D: What?! A: I am not getting you a pocket pet. D: Can I get a baying wolfhound then? A: No! D: A, everyone knows a boy needs a dog. If not for me, then […]

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Storm warning

. . . Sean put his hand out, staying Maureen when she made to rise, whether it was to flee or face the noise, he wasn’t sure. Maureen grabbed his arm and jerked her head towards the altar. Behind it, he knew, was the sacristy where Father Rathborne and Sean’s fellow servers prepared for the […]

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It’s all in your head

“. . .You’re sure it’s tonight?” “Aye. I’ve counted the nights, Maureen. It’s tonight.” “Well, I guess it’s a good thing we’re in port, then.” Maureen looked at Sean and mustered a grin. She didn’t feel really glad. In fact, she had argued with the Dubh in the letter on countless occasions, citing this reason […]

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Is that all you care about?

“. . . I don’t know what you will face on that ship, but you must be prepared to either fight your way out of there or sacrifice your lives.” Grania said this directly to Sean and he looked down at his feet. He knew she was right. . .  In the end, if Maureen […]

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