While harvesting, the German settlement near New Market, Virginia receive warning of an impending attack by French and Indians war parties. They flee to a quickly cobbled refuge, Fort Providence—for they will surely need to rely on God’s Provision. The forted colonials long to celebrate the holidays and await the arrival of visitors.
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 on CQ for the next two months!
Part 1 - Inside Fort Providence by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Part 2 - A Providential Proposal by Susan Craft
Part 3 - Landlocked by Carla Olson Gade
Part 4 - Preserve my Life From Fear by Elaine Marie Cooper
Part 5 - A Gift from Buckskin Samson by Kathleen L. Maher
Part 6 - Narrow Passage by Pat Iaccuzzi
my God in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2
(Dedicated to our American Veterans)
“M'way-oh-wah —for you were known as Wolf among the Shawnee too. You are the boy who brought me food and gifts.” The young woman held her hands close to the campfire he had built. “When my sister and I lived there with your people.”
A hearty laugh erupted from a tall blond man, fists on his hips, standing just outside the gates of the fort. Shad Clark clutched LaLoup’s hand and gave it a hearty shake. “’Tis good to see you.”
The scout wheeled his horse around and rode out of the stockade as the gates closed behind him.
End of Part 6. Please join us next Monday, Dec. 17th for the next installment of A Forted Frontier Holiday: A Colonial American Fiction Anthology. Lynn Squire will continue the serial.
Writer and artist working on a colonial novel set in the Mohawk Valley. Her American Historical Christian Fiction blog is a sampler of faith, folklore, and fiction.