By John DeChancie
Who will declare the throne now that Lord Incarnadine, King of the nation-states Perilous, is useless? lower than a mysterious spell of a mischief-maker, all of chateau Perilous's 144,000 reatures of interest clamor for the crown. open air of the castle's coveting fray, Gene flies off with an adventurous Amazon in supernatural manifestation and Lord Inky explores the darkish mysteries that lurk within the realm of the useless!
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Here in the parlor room, my mother’s pathetic offering brought tears to my eyes. “Don’t cry, Louy. I have not wasted money on this present—I found it in the church. ” She gazed at me intently, as if she wanted me to go to my room and begin this endeavor immediately. ” I asked, for in my mind lurked wild tales of swarthy Italian lovers, betrayals, and gloomy forests. Mother thought for a moment. “Why don’t you write about our family? It could be a story of four young girls and how their Mother raises them to be fine young women… there needn’t be a father in this novel, I think.
My daughters, I am home at last,” she said, flinging her mudcrusted cloak over Lizzie, who did, in truth resemble a coat rack in appearance and intelligence. ” May shouted. Mother saddened for a moment, then took an oilsplotched bag from behind her back. ” One after the next, my sisters and I reached into the bag to take out ancient scones, several days removed from the oven. Lizzie untangled herself from beneath the cloak. ” she asked. “Your mother, foolish child,” Mother said sharply. “Here, take a scone.
Emerson’s attentions earned her more than happiness— they funded our ever-sinking family. So it was that Love and Commerce intersected, not for the first time, nor for the last. I crept up to my bed, both puzzled and sated from all that I had seen. I have carried that memory with me through the decades hence, and now I leave it on this page finally, to await the morning’s match. I am through with memories—they serve no purpose other than to remind me of what is lost, all irrevocably lost, and neither my pen nor the Madeira bottle shall bring them back.