Autumn’s warning

Autumn’s warning

Yesterday’s letter from Valerie was troubling. She had enthused to her older sister about a new gown of billowy satin and organza – and of the young man she met at a ball.  She’s so flighty, so impressionable, thought Norah. How could they be sisters? Norah plans ahead, is more cerebral. That afternoon, deep in … Continue reading

The disappearing gold

The disappearing gold

Daylight belongs to the hired gold miners. Nighttime the thieves take over. In a remote Venezuelan underground mine, there’s an uneasy truce between the two factions. The night crew carries guns, and when they run into a worker for the company that operates the mine it’s understood that nobody will try to stop the men … Continue reading