This short story is a sequel to Sojourn, the first Tale of the Unearthly Northwest. No good deed goes unpunished. In a place outside of time, the magic keeping a ghost town alive is beginning to alter. Bringing two newcomers in has caused a welcome renewal of life here. But every action has a reaction, and the consequences are far beyond what Conconully's accidental magician ever expected.
I am fascinated by the possibilities of what if. The memories of place that some people call ghosts, the mobius effect of time travel. You won't find vampires or werewolves in my books, I'm afraid. Or horror. I am more interested in the potential effects of the fantastic on normal folks, and in inserting it into well-researched historical events, populated mostly by people who really lived.