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TOO Historical Fiction 87 The Grannywoman of Devil’s Backbone

By Teel James Glenn Read by Shawn Robertson “Tain’t never cottoned to outsiders no less Yankees tellin’ me what to do, sonny,” the wizened woman called Granny Liz said. “And I sure as hell ain’t gonna let none traipse about … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 86 Meg Harper

By Gretchen Tessmer Read by Jane Osborn Caleb and I played jacks on the sun-drenched planks of Deck A for more than three hours this morning. We’ve changed the rules and now require a length of string, three nails and … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 85 The Book Box

By Roberta Branca Read by Shawn Robertson Cover Art Copyright © 2010, Susan McIntyre Darts of arctic air puncture my skin through layers of underclothes, dress, coat, and wool blanket. Ari huddles against my bosom, his small arms wrapped tightly … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 84 The Cat that got the Major’s Goat

By J.R. Lindermuth Read by Shawn Robertson Period: Post Korean War Setting: DMZ The cat stopped in the middle of the road and turned, eyes flashing red in the light of the jeep’s headlamps. The dust kicked up when Kim … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 83 Look Away

Setting: American Civil War By Steven Thomas Howell Read by Shawn Robertson Neck deep in the grave, Sam Watkins paused at the clatter of an approaching supply wagon. Covered with sweat and caked with red Tennessee soil, he had dug … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 82 Silence in Florence

by Ian Creasey Link to Starship Sofa read by Shawn Robertson Period: Florence, early 1600s. The chamberpots held only dust. Maria picked one up, and sniffed a faint tang of rose-water from the last time she had cleaned it — … Continue reading

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TOO Historical Fiction 81 Anezka

By Bruce Durham Read by Shawn Robertson Anezka stamped the floor and crossed her arms in displeasure. “This won’t do. This just won’t do.” Servants paused in their work, eyes focused on the elderly slave glaring from beneath thick, gray … Continue reading

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