The Lady from Holsten
By Michelle Lee Burgin
Cover Art by Landon Edwards
Copyright 2011 Michelle Lee Burgin
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The floorboards warmed Laura’s bare feet. She stopped reading her letter long enough to look out her window. Two stories below, Cross Street ran parallel to the front of her father’s townhouse. The street was clogged with traffic. She saw an overturned carriage. Street vendors stood on either side of the mess, selling everything from bread to fake dragon’s blood.
A flash of brilliant purple caught her eye, bringing her attention back inside. She admired the small, colored glass sun catcher her grandfather had given her for her ninth birthday. She could still remember the fuss her mother had made over it. The vibrant blue, red, and yellow glass had been brought from the far north. The colors blended on her wall. The late afternoon sun sent her warm, lazy beams of light that made the colors even richer.