Jennifer York is an aspiring author, who enjoys writing historical fiction about the long-ago and far-away. Her previous publishing credits include "The Ballad of the Loney Cowboy", published in the Taj Mahal Review (Vol. 4:1, June 2005), "Henry and Anne", which appeared in the December 2011 issue of Bumble Jacket Miscellany, and "Richard in the Underworld", Danse Macabre Du Jour (http://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/jennifer-york-richard-in-the-underworld/).
A tale of a working class woman in 1890's New York City. Youg Ida is troubled by the appearance of a mysterious specter. Is she is losing her mind, or does this visitor have an important message for her?
The friends and relatives of Alice James make sense of her death, after her closest female companion makes a visit to New England. (For those who don't know, Alice James is the not-quite-as-famous sister of novelist Henry James and psychologist William James).
Young Leonide is forced to make her way in Fin-de-siecle Paris, with only her beauty and her talent to guide her. Can she avoid the mercenaries in her path, and the dire predictions of her soothsayer neighbor?