The result is a collection of stories that I am still working on but which I call The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Marienstadt Stories. Each of the stories features the same cast of characters and cycles through a year and a half in the lives of the people of my fictional Pennsylvania Dutch town Marienstadt. Included in the stories are Oliver, Father Nick, and Gretchen who owns the quilting shop in Marienstadt. Other characters include the devastatingly handsome Chief of Police, Henry Winter; Candy Dippold, the grocer with a guillotine; Lola Eckert, a beautiful but bashful strudel artist; Peeper Baumgratz, who is ready for the Zombie Apocalypse; Sister Ursula, the nun who runs a snowplow; Mulligan Wolfe, the pig farmer who can dance, and many more.
I am having such a good time writing these stories! Some are sad, some are romantic, some are very funny (my buddy Ray, who ha been reading them as I work on them, said the one about the kids who build a tank out of an old washing machine makes him laugh every time he reads it.) So I hope you will keep an eye out for it.
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