Excerpt from my novel (a work in progress), working title, ‘Choices Made In Time’


“The rain from last night’s storm made the main thoroughfare through Deadwood nearly impassable. Horse drawn wagons carrying prospectors and their tools plodded through the streets. The sun shone brightly making the horse manure smell worse than usual. Eleanor Harvey stood on the wooden sidewalk deciding the best time to cross the muddy street. She hiked her skirt up to her knees, making the passing prospectors turn an eye in her direction. Her husband, Samuel Harvey, cursed quietly under his breath as his shoe stepped down into a brown puddle. The couple had been in Deadwood for six months and it took nearly as long to scrap the mud and dirt from their shoes and boots.”