Monthly Archives: July 2022

The House of the Seventh Minuet CXII

This chapter shifts to the point-of-view of Stefan Nilsson. Sleep came a little easier now that I knew Leila was safe. I don’t mean that it was easy to get to sleep– my bed still felt cold, my room somehow … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CXI

After I’d given Ingrid enough blood for that feeding session, we went back to my room to relax for the evening. The sun was slowly setting, coloring the sky with yellows and purples. Justin seemed to be enjoying being back … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CX

This chapter reverts to the viewpoint of Leila Moss. I relaxed as best I could on the edge of Ingrid’s bed.. Even though she held my arm tightly, I knew she was trying to be gentle. Her pale hazel eyes … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CIX

I was trying to sort out my thoughts, making sure my wanting to keeping her safe didn’t undermine her own intelligence and self-determination, when we started to hear shouting coming from the hallway. “Don’t make me ask you again, Matthias!” … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CVIII

When I woke, there was a man sitting in the armchair beside my bed, long legs crossed, hands folded neatly in his lap. He was dressed in clothing from well over a century ago, and what little skin wasn’t covered … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CVII

This chapter is told from the viewpoint of Stephan Nilsson. Another early morning. The only reason I wasn’t complaining more about it was that Brom had let me join him and some of the others in the room furthest from … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CVI

Lord Thorne gave me some time to myself. At first, I spent it perusing the books in my room; it seemed that he’d brought over quite a few from Earth, all hardbacks, mostly first-editions. Many of them were in English, … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CV

This chapter reverts to the viewpoint of Leila Moss I stood in front of the full-length mirror and sighed. Then I turned again to the attendant who had hardly left my side for the past day. “Do I really have … Continue reading

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The House of the Seventh Minuet CIV

We arrived in a village large enough to actually have an inn well after sunset. I would have been fine with camping out, but Tobias had said something to Brom and Jean-Marc that convinced them to rest in proper beds. … Continue reading

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