Encroachment on the Time Train

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A cross country trip on The Canadian to deliver a mysterious pendant.

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A Long Curious Monologue Unfolds

Submitted: March 19, 2016

“A line of soldiers twisted its way across the surface of a frozen lake with the hard, determined movements of men committed to a duty.... Read Chapter

Robert Hardiman Gets His Marching Orders

Submitted: March 19, 2016

Robert Hardiman took a sip of ice water and looked out the window. The Peace Tower’s flag lay limp against its mast while tourists snap... Read Chapter

Charles Wilson is Handed a Chore

Submitted: March 20, 2016

It took Charles Wilson twenty minutes to walk from Billings Bridge Plaza to his small apartment in the Glebe, a nightly ritual he perform... Read Chapter

Heather Meets Charles Wilson in the Club Car

Submitted: March 20, 2016

Heather Fraser put her long, slender legs on the seat in front of her and stared out the window at platform four of the Ottawa Train stat... Read Chapter

Encroachment on the Time Train

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Charles’s heart was racing as he and Heather made their way back to the club car. James West was surprised to see them return after onl... Read Chapter

The Inspector Gets an Unwelcomed Report

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Robert Hardiman was coming to the end of a long day. It was dark outside the window of his small office, and the light from a small, gree... Read Chapter

Charles Wakes to Find the Pendant Missing

Submitted: March 21, 2016

When Charles Wilson woke, on the second day of his trip, his head felt like someone had tied a muslin sack around it, and he wondered abo... Read Chapter

Charles and Heather Have a Drink at The Fort Gary Hotel

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Lights, from houses surrounded by the shelter of trees, flickered across wide, flat tracts of farmland. Charles remembered well the appro... Read Chapter

A Death in the Observation Car

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Heather Fraser woke to the sound of the train grinding to a halt. She pushed up the blind and saw the waters of the South Saskatchewan Ri... Read Chapter

The Inspector Becomes a Guest of the Sandman

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Lighting a cigarette in the coupling, Inspector Hardiman told Sergeant Macadam to return to his seat and keep an eye on Charles and Heath... Read Chapter

Inspector Hardiman Ties Up a Few Loose Ends

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Turning right on Northwest Marine Drive, Inspector Hardiman flipped on the radio, and fiddled with the knob until he heard the voice of s... Read Chapter

The Lost and Found Department

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Charles Wilson woke to the sound of Heather snoring lightly and the soft touch of her naked body in his arms. He looked across the room, ... Read Chapter

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