Summer of Saracens by James England
Approx. 7,880 words.
Published on August 15, 2012 by
Short Story Press.
Short Story Press Presents Summer of Saracens by James England
In the summer of 777 AD, Charlemagne rode out to conquer the Saracens and reclaim Hispania for the Holy Roman Empire. While immortalized in the words of medieval poets, scholars, and historians, the story never told is the one of what happens when all the men leave and the village is left to run itself.