This week on Patreon, I shared with my patrons more of the new story in my "Wives of Silas Silver" series that I began last week. Here's an excerpt:
You watch the last bits of steam curl off his meal and into the air between you. You watch and wish there were something you could say to cure what ails him. But even an admission of guilt on your part, even the truth of why his wife came to his bed so late last night and has not yet risen today — even that would not lighten the burden he carries upon his shoulders. There is no sacrament save one that can undo the curse your mother visited upon him in her latter days. And it is only Charity who can give this blessing. But like Patience before her, she — or, rather, her body — has heretofore been disinclined to acquiesce.
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