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Mad with heat

The air crackles like an oven. Grass, dry as cinder, crawls with critters mad with heat. One spark is all it takes for houses to shoot up in flames, the hot breath of the wind fanning the fire in a … Continue reading

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Fateful encounters in the New World

The fire crackles in the hearth, fragrant fir and pine needles whirling up like fireflies through the smokehole of the longhouse. Wrapped in rich beaver furs, the Elders pass the pipe around the circle, telling of stories from long ago, … Continue reading

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Epic slice of history

The horses snort and stamp the frozen ground, chafing against their bridle, plumes of foggy breath rising in the mist. The smell of pine tar and wet leather tickles the riders’ nostrils, eyes watering over, noses running, whiskeyed tongues flicking … Continue reading

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