When Samuel Clemens headed out West on a stagecoach in 1861, he expected adventure. He didn't expect to be fighting for his life against a Cthulhu cult! This short story comes from my new collection, entitled Toccatas & Fugues: Stories So Far.
An introduction to the world of Civil War reenacting for anyone thinking about giving it a try. The book is written and edited by a 20-year hobbyist who gives practical advice, insight, and a really good handle on what to expect in terms of costs, attitudes, opportunities and expectations. It's published just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War. Photos and text.
Plagued from boyhood by a recurring dream, Matt once again awakens with his heart pounding. The nightmare always ends when a Civil War soldier is shot in the chest, and Matt is growing more and more certain that he is that soldier. A misshapen bullet propels him into the life of young Silas in 1861