The Black Forest 2: That Which Remains

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The second chapter is here! “That Which Remains“. Here’s an excerpt: Kind, he thought. It had been a long time since someone had been truly kind to him. He had almost forgotten what that could mean. His parents had known what kindness was and had instilled it in Percival and his siblings, yet it had all been lost with them. Kindness, Percival thought. Kindness. (more…)

The Black Forest 3: Night In The Forest

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The next chapter is here! “Night In The Forest“. Here’s an excerpt: Another twist of a feeling washed through him. Amusement, he thought, recognizing that easily as so much of what they spoke about turned out to be amusing in a pitiable way. He glanced over to where Adolf sat and rummaged through his bag. He pulled out a small hunk of bread (more…)

The Black Forest 4: That Which Survived

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The next chapter is here! “That Which Survived“. Here’s an excerpt: Kindness, he thought. This was kindness, and it felt right as if his mother’s hand was on his shoulder. He didn’t dare turn his head for fear of seeing a phantom of her there. Be sure to keep in contact with Juliette, he could hear her say at the back of his (more…)

The Black Forest 5: Safety

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The chapter is called “Safety“. Here’s an excerpt: He remembered her telling him that he would have it hard and to not worry about her. Sick or not, she wasn’t unhireable. They’d argued about it until she finally caved seeing exactly how distraught Adolf was over her sickness and over potentially losing her when they’d already lost so much. Juliette nodded, “You're a (more…)

The Black Forest 6: Esquire Henry De Leon

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The sixth chapter is here! “Esquire Henry De Leon“. Here’s an excerpt: It is possible that he will not need your legal services, but I hope that you can extend a kind hand. Monsieur de Sauveterre had never made such a vague request, but the man was never one to request something that wasn’t necessary. Henry had assured the man that he would at (more…)

The Black Forest 7: The Lady Hevereaux, I

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The next chapter is here! “The Lady Hevereaux, I“. Here’s an excerpt: He heard his own voice ring through the air with a confidence even he had to respect, "Could I see your import records?" The woman in Venetian lace carrying her parasol in the late spring sun turned and, as usual for someone of her height, tilted her head up slowly until she (more…)

The Black Forest 8: The Lady Hevereaux, II

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of The Black Forest. If you’ve found this post and are interested in reading the story, I would suggest you start with the first chapter “Other” or read the synopsis here. The second chapter is here! “The Lady Hevereaux, II“. Here’s an excerpt: You must not take to heart the wrongs done against you, her mother would say, A woman has no time to entertain the shrtcomings of others. She always has better things to do. She smiled a little at the thought of her mother's voice and her wisdom. Her parents did not have (more…)