Each CQ contributor to this serial will bring their characters into the fort from throughout colonial America. Join us for A Forted Frontier Holiday each Monday CQ throughout the holidays!
Part 5 - A Gift from Buckskin Samson
Riding his buckskin stallion and leading almost 50 head of horses, Samson approached the fort from the southeast. The golden light filtering through the barren trees set the fresh pine stockade ablaze, and he squinted against the cold and the light blurring his vision. From the parapets he recognized a pair of sharpshooters taking interest in him. He dismounted, raising arms free of weapons in the air in a gesture of disarmament.
“Rousch, why are you letting that savage into our meetinghouse?” A man with red hair and particularly pale features sent a glare his way, his eyes the color of dead grass.
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Kathy Maher won the ACFW 2012 Genesis contest for historical fiction. She contributes to Fiction Addiction Fix and blogs at History Repeats Itself. Kathy is one of our newest CQ contributors!