Welcome to Saint Anthony
Royce Bivens was preparing for his senior year at the University of Saint Thomas. He was from an up and coming family in Pig’s Eye, Minnesota’s capitol city. His mother and father lived about a mile away from campus in a small home on Summit Avenue. His father owned a hardware store, and his mother … Continue reading Captain Royce Bivens, University of Saint Thomas, ROTC
Father Luke walked the grounds of Saint Mary’s Basilica, the great church on Hennepin Avenue in Saint Anthony; it was the very first Basilica to be built in the United States, following the old Roman design. It was his habit to the trim of the hedges, the flower beds and the lawns. He picked up … Continue reading Father Luke Meiner (Rector, Saint Thomas, Saint Mary’s Basilica)
Dr. Marshall arrived early in the morning. The drive down Summit Avenue was beautiful, though the humidity was stifling. There was a breeze with cool jets of air laced through, it spoke of storms and perhaps a break in the weather. Students were returning to campus. The Freshmen were in the quad doing drills for … Continue reading Dr. Quintin Marshall – Professor of Classical Philosophy
It was late morning when Sam turned his thoughts to his protégé, Johnny Holiday, while sitting at his desk, looking out of his window over Downtown Saint Anthony, with a view of city hall with its copper spires. He wondered how Johnny had gotten along with Colonel Forrester, thinking that the interview should be over … Continue reading Sam Olson – Editor at The Star
Celene set down the long-stemmed silver pipe, balancing it in the glass bowl on top of the end table in Peirce’s den. A thin stream of sweet smoke curled and wavered into the light, which poured through the prisms of the leaded glass windows. The opium made her see everything in shades of purple. She … Continue reading Day One – Celene Marie Forrester
Nils stood at the window overlooking the front yard, which afforded him a long view of Mount Curve. He watched a convertible approach the house from blocks away, spotting it just as soon as the car began its ascent of the ridge. This would be Johnny Holiday, he said to himself, the first and only … Continue reading Day One – Nils Vindhler, the Forrester’s Butler
He listened as the young man walked away, escorted by Nils. There was a stiffness to his gait, an unsteadiness that made the Colonel wonder if he was slightly drunk, or merely hungover, though it was possible that he was simply nervous. The Colonel followed their progress with his ears, standing at his work bench, … Continue reading Day One – Colonel Albert “Guy” Forrester
Denys took his breakfast in the kitchen with the staff at the Forrester mansion. Six days a week he was expected to join them at the long board in the kitchen; the housekeeping staff, the kitchen staff, the groundskeeper and Nils Samuelson, the ever present butler and leader of their coterie. Denys was … Continue reading Day One – Denys Saint Claire, The Forrester Chauffeur
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