Kindle Advent Calendar: Day 14 – Merry Christmas from Navarro Lodge, 1928

Merry Christmas from Navarro Lodge, 1928
by Kage Baker
Kindle EditionFictionwise

A short story from the writer of the Company series, although Navarro Lodge isn’t a Company story.

A man, having lost everything to his name, hopelessly travels on foot—and comes across a lodge in a pocket of time past. A variation on the killing-your-grandfather time traveling tale with a twist.

One thing I love about Kage Baker is the solidness of sense of place in her writing, without descending into purple prose, failed attempts at poetry, or too many words. And I’m usually not moved by setting in stories. ((I usually don’t “see” while I’m reading or listening to literature; words usually give all meaning I wanted.))

S∂’s full 2008 Advent Calendar.