Tales of Anmar by Penny Lane

What Milsy Did -21-

Milsy and Tarvan complete the wiring of the first two clocks helped by some of the other palace guildsmen. Startling and alarming news is heard from afar which upsets the King and Queen, causing consequences which include Milsy having to find somewhere else to live. Finally, the new clocks are started, fascinating both servants and royals!

What Milsy Did

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21 - A Disturbing Report

Julina of Blackstone - 078 - Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Supervisors old and new, official and unofficial

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

078 – Dedicated Followers of Fashion

What Milsy Did -20-

Milsy and Tarvan climb the High Tower to view the installation of lightning rods. It is the first outing for her new inventor's suit. Later on, the experimental coke oven is run and Milsy investigates the gas which is expelled. In the evening, she receives some good news from Guildmaster Parrel.

What Milsy Did

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20 - Sparks and Flames

Snep's Day Out

After a hard winter and an early spring, the frayen of the palace stables are ready for a chance to get some fresh air and stretch their legs. Snep's rider has an idea for a destination.

Snep's Day Out

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Julina of Blackstone - 077 - What Is The Point?

Julina learns much and teaches some, in a matter of mere Bells.

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

077 – What Is The Point?

What Milsy Did -19-

After a fitting of her new outfit Milsy considers some radical changes to the clock design. It becomes clear that the clockmaking work must be handed over to the Clockmakers' Guild and Milsy accidentally finds a way to manage that, in the process getting a recommendation for a promotion!

What Milsy Did

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19 - Shock and Awe

Julina of Blackstone - 076 - The Unaware Interviewee

Davabet's first ride in the country culminates in surprising conversations

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

076 – The Unaware Interviewee

Julina of Blackstone - 075 - Companionship and Greenery

Family matters precede Davabet's formal employment and an Assembly Meeting tells us much more of what is going on.

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

075 – Companionship and Greenery

Julina of Blackstone - 074 - Team Gatherings

A double surprise leads onto even more surprises as Julina's day progresses. An unexpected encounter ends up with again surprising results.

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

074 – Team Gatherings

What Milsy Did -17-

The King asks Milsy to discover what Fulvin is doing - he is neglecting his work as palace jeweler and Their Majesties have become concerned. An unexpected outing into an industrial part of the city follows and Milsy accidentally triggers a social revolution!

What Milsy Did

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17 - Fulvin's Obsession

What Milsy Did -16-

Milsy and Tarvan accompany Parrel to see a recent development suggested by Garia. What they find is a development new to Anmar but still in its infancy, a modern blast furnace. They see how the huge brick tower can easily produce pure iron but there is a loading problem. Milsy remembers something that happened to her long ago in the castle...

What Milsy Did

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16 - The Tower of Fire

What Milsy Did -15-

Milsy is deep in the clock project and has to find a way to deflect the attentions of Bayorn and the Clockmakers' Guild. A demonstration almost goes right and then Robanar makes an important decision.

What Milsy Did

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15 - Into the Whirlwind

What Milsy Did -14-

Milsy begins to adjust to public life in the palace and her first occasion is in front of the Palace Guard. Fresh men are chosen and added to her small detail. The new clock for Master Gerdas is assembled and Milsy has to explain to Robanar why it is needed, with the result that the King makes a far-reaching decision. Later, disturbing news is received...

What Milsy Did

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14 - The Volunteers

Julina of Blackstone - 072 - Fall Out From The Big Bang

Julina finds life a little different after The Demonstration

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

072 – Fall Out From The Big Bang

What Milsy Did -13-

Milsy gets her badge, visits a glassworks and subsequently has to consult Rosilda. The second clock arrives and is wired up, the clocks are tested and news arrives from the far north which results in Milsy being released from her primary duty.

What Milsy Did

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13 - News from the North

What Milsy Did -12-

Milsy has an unexpected meeting with the Royal Astronomer and receives an unusual request. A chance meeting in the corridor causes her to consider her future. Later in the laboratory Milsy and Tarvan begin to dismantle the provided clock, discovering that the Clockmakers' Guild have not made their task easy.

What Milsy Did

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12 - Mechanisms and Arrangements

Julina of Blackstone - 071 - Little Parties

Julina gets the first two surprises she mentioned, amongst a series of little 'parties'.

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

071 – Little Parties

What Milsy Did -11-

Milsy is anxious to begin working on the promised clock but her day is side-tracked into more domestic matters. As she travels around the palace her appearance causes more confusion, especially following a visit to the Salon. Eventually Tarvan appears with good news of a sort, and with an unexpected gift!

What Milsy Did

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11 - Domestic Concerns

What Milsy Did -10-

Milsy's life takes another turn when she is offered guild membership by Parrel. With an enhanced escort Milsy, Tarvan and Parrel travel to the Hall of the Guilds to meet some senior Guildmasters who agree, but then must come a difficult confrontation at the Clockmakers Guildhall.

What Milsy Did

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10 - Journeywoman

What Milsy Did -9-

In the laboratory Milsy varnishes some wire until an unexpected interruption leads to a visit to the chamber of the Great Clock that keeps time for the whole palace. It does not take long for her to discern how it functions and, naturally, she begins to have ideas to improve the mechanism. The guildsmen of the Clockmakers' Guild are not impressed...

What Milsy Did

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9 - The Great Clock

What Milsy Did -8-

Today is the day when Milsy gets her first look at the laboratory, wherein Garia and Tarvan have been conducting strange experiments. She learns the rudiments of magnetism and electricity and begins helping in the construction of some electrical devices. Later, Tarvan has not one but two proposals to put to her!

What Milsy Did

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8 - In the Questor's Laboratory

What Milsy Did -7-

Milsy and Bursila continue their efforts to learn to read, but the only materials available are difficult to follow. After lunch, the two set out to continue their exploration of the palace but become lost and attempts to find their way back result in a meeting Milsy would rather have avoided.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

7 - "You, Girl!"

What Milsy Did -6-

Milsy begins her reading lessons, accompanied by Bursila. The next day their lessons continue but now include writing. After several days the Queen relents and Milsy takes her first look at the labyrinth of palace corridors.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

6 - Reading Lessons

What Milsy Did -5-

The two Guildsmen show Milsy the clothing which Garia wore when she arrived on Anmar, which amazes her greatly and results in an astonishing conclusion. Deficiencies in her wardrobe are discovered and Rosilda requested to remedy the omissions. Steps are taken to obtain reading lessons and Milsy's education about the routine of the palace continues.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

5 - The Guildsmen

What Milsy Did -4-

A tense standoff is resolved by the Queen and then Milsy has to consider what these two men can do for her. She struggles to understand the routine of the palace and realizes she has some important gaps in her education.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

4 - Settling In

What Milsy Did -3-

Milsy is smuggled over the Sirrel and the substitution is made with Garia. She spends a night at South Slip and meets the other noble women before joining the King and Queen for the procession south to the capital. When they arrive at the palace she is taken to Garia's suite but discovery threatens...

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

3 - The Royal Procession

What Milsy Did -2-

Milsy learns more about the person she is supposed to be, discovering that a whole new world awaits her beyond the castle. There are near misses, changes of plan and much waiting around until the time comes to begin the deception. She is introduced to the guardsmen who will be escorting her and then she secretly leaves the castle to prepare for the substitution.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

2 - Under Cover

What Milsy Did -1-

When your life revolves around washing pots and peeling vegetables a summons from the Duchess can only mean one thing - trouble! A young kitchen servant finds herself catapulted into an amazing adventure where she is asked to perform a dangerous task for the King and Queen, with the possibility of a new life if she survives.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

1 - "They Want You Upstairs"

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When your life revolves around washing pots and peeling vegetables a summons from the Duchess can only mean one thing - trouble! A young kitchen servant finds herself catapulted into an amazing adventure where she is asked to perform a dangerous task for the King and Queen, with the possibility of a new life if she survives.

Julina of Blackstone - 065 - Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Maybe Julina should learn to expect the unexpected

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

065 – Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Welcome to Timber Grove: Chapter 8&9

A Timber Grove Story.jpg"Welcome to Timber Grove"
Timber Grove: Story #1
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Chapter 8: "The Red Space"; Chapter 9: "Thanks for Visiting Timber Grove"

Welcome to Timber Grove, a lovely coastal town where changes happen everyday. Meet Samantha Brown, an FBI agent who has a life changing experience with her secretary before going missing. Follow Agent Timothy August as he searches for Agent Brown, and begins to find that things in Timber Grove are never what they seem.

Author's Note: This story is a re-imagining of "Timber Grove: Season One" which was posted online in 2013. Chapter nine completes this story, but there is more to come. Over the next few weeks I will be adding the "Timber Grove" series onto BigCloset TopShelf, and I look forward to hearing what the community here thinks.

Somewhere Else Entirely - Epilogue 3

The crew of the Vasco da Gama have discovered that Anmar keeps a secret, that Vast, Multidimensional Beings colonized it long before humans on Earth even had written language - and are still doing so. It seems there is a threat to the galaxy and long-term plans have been made to defend it. Some of the audience is naturally skeptical. Then King Keren makes things worse by inviting a long-dead Queen to tell them what is really happening, and the crew learn that everything they thought they knew bears little resemblance to the truth.

Somewhere Else Entirely

by Penny Lane

Epilogue 3 - The Great Plan

Somewhere Else Entirely - Epilogue 2

With the quarantine now lifted, the crew of the Vasco da Gama finally get to explore Anmar. However, the questions keep multiplying with the answers seemingly too incredible to accept. Then King Keren invites them to a session where he reveals that, two hundred and five years ago, the royal family made a pact with aliens, Vast Multidimensional Beings...

Somewhere Else Entirely

by Penny Lane

Epilogue 2 - The Secret Pact

Julina of Blackstone - 063 - The Journey May Be Over ...

Just because she is off Trumpa doesn't mean Julina's day is over

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

063 – The Journey May Be Over ...

Julina of Blackstone - 062 - A Tale of Two Lunches

Downs and ups, and I don't mean just the road

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

062 – A Tale of Two Lunches

Somewhere Else Entirely - Epilogue 1

An interstellar survey craft arrives in a previously unexplored star system to begin to evaluate the resources which may be available. At first, everything proceeds smoothly but then the unexpected happens, and even the most outlandish theories struggle to explain the bizarre circumstances facing the explorers.

Somewhere Else Entirely

by Penny Lane

Epilogue 1 - The Impossible World

Author's Note: This chapter is set 206 years after the events in Chapter 138.

Julina of Blackstone - 061 - Selections And Habits

The developments settle into place, mostly smoothly

Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

061 – Selections and Habits

Somewhere Else Entirely -138-

In a hospital room, interested parties gather to observe the impending death of a patient. However, events do not proceed as anticipated and further events cause many questions to be asked. Unfortunately, most will never be answered.

Somewhere Else Entirely

by Penny Lane

138 - Hiatus

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