During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.
Blecher had become a regular visitor to the yard, enjoying a chat with Michaela, but especially with the apprentices. He was most encouraging, pointing out those he felt could benefit from a more traditional science education. Of course, he’d lost track of own his family, so Michaela understood that Jack’s place acted as a sort of home from home.
It had become his practice to arrive sometime during Saturday afternoon, and stay for Sunday lunch the following day. He expressed a particular fondness for the hearty stews doled up into cook’s splendid Yorkshires – a regular feature on the menu in the Apprentice’s dining hall.
One Saturday evening, Michaela was mildly amused to overhear him talking to a small group about radiology – of Brailsford’s paper on bone tumours, and about the potential for the recently observed synchrotron X–rays.
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