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‘1983-1995’ Category

  1. If You Believed


    July 27, 2016 by Lyn

    This story begins the July before the first year of the Addergoole School, on July 20th, 1995.

    The school was ready, the walls painted and paneled, the books on the shelves, the wards set, and in less than two months, the first students would step foot inside Regine’s project.… Read on

  2. Auld Lang Syne


    July 27, 2016 by Lyn

    December 31, 1980

    “It’s a baby, love.” Michelle Linden-Blossom smiled indulgently at Kenneth; so strong, so capable, and yet so entirely helpless when it came to domestic things. He would have to learn, though, wouldn’t he?

    “It’s tiny.” He set one finger gingerly in his son’s small hand.… Read on

  3. Questions


    July 27, 2016 by Lyn

    Kailani, age 5:

    She was, her kindergarten teacher said, inquisitive. It was said in that air of an adult trying to say something above her head, a sensation she was already very familiar with and already disliked strongly.

    Teachers, she found out, didn’t like being told either of those things.… Read on

  4. Lessons they don’t teach in school


    July 27, 2016 by Lyn

    October, 1989

    Aunt Anna picked her up from school. She was sitting, calmly, or at least quietly, in the principal’s office, an icepack held to her eye, two seats from the sniffling, whimpering, horrible bully Matt Littles.

    Aunt Anna sat down in a flurry of peasant skirts, ignoring the disapproving glare of the secretary.… Read on

  5. Summer Camp


    July 27, 2016 by Lyn

    Sometime between 1987 & 1993

    “Summer what?”

    “Summer camp,” DJ said cheerfully. “You know, tents and bugs and swimming in the lake and other kids Ty’s age.”

    “Human kids. Normal, every-day human kids.” Penn eyed DJ doubtfully. He was a nice guy, but he never seemed the most practical, especially when it came to his oldest child.… Read on

  6. Another One


    July 26, 2016 by Lyn

    Sometime between 1979 and 1999

    “Pour me another one.” Aelfgar slammed his beer mug down on the table.

    “Fucking Vikings,” Luke laughed, even as he flagged down the waitress. They’d ridden an hour from Addergoole just to find a bar that didn’t know them.… Read on

  7. Planning Stages


    July 26, 2016 by Lyn

    This story takes place in 1983, several years after HeartStone

    “Camping?” Ké raised one eyebrow in question. “Just the two of us, alone?”

    “I’ve been told,” he informed her, smiling, “that this is nineteen-eighty-three and women can do whatever they want and, what’s more, no-one will raise an eyebrow at an un-chaperoned woman alone with a man not part of her family.”

    “And I’ve been told,” she countered, smiling just as much, “that of all three of the pure-blooded races, the Mara are the most traditional, and the most likely to get stuck in an archaic mindset.… Read on

  8. Too Human


    July 26, 2016 by Lyn

    This story takes place a couple years after “Housewarming”

    “Your child…” Dave was careful to keep his voice playful and not sound the least bit accusatory. D.J. was in his – her – last month of pregnancy and prone to violent explosions of temper at the slightest provocation.… Read on

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