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No one was really sure how long the canvas had sat unobserved. Some believed it had always been there. Others thought it was recently placed in the open. And there were those who’d concluded it had never existed in the first place. “It’s made up,” they’d argued. It was a white canvas without any defining […]
Sally Hemings tiptoed into her master’s study, but was surprised to find Thomas Jefferson fully awake. “I’m sorry, master, I thought you’d be asleep at this hour. I’m very sorry I woke you.” Jefferson shot up straight. “I am not woke!” “But you are awake.” “Yes, Sally, I’ve been awake all night.” “Troubled, master? Is […]
Thomas Jefferson crumpled yet another piece of parchment, and tossed it among the others as Sally Hemings stepped into the library. “Words not flowing again, Tommy?” Jefferson winced at the familiarity coming from a slave, whom he loved deeply and without a shred of irony. “I dreamt I saw Liberty as a […]
Near the first tee at what would become the Valley Forge Golf Club, Washington, Jefferson and Madison pawed at the ground. “He’s late again,” Washington said, eyeing the position of their ball in relation to the other foursomes in line. “We’re going to lose our place in the rack.” “It’s not crowded,” […]
FETUS: What now? What’s with the hand pushing? It feels heavy. MOM: You were kicking again, Sweetie. I like feeling it. FETUS: So? That’s what I do. In fact, it’s all I know how to do. Leave me alone. MOM: We can’t help it. We’re excited. Your due date is tomorrow. FETUS: What’s a due […]