|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
Secret of Slaughter Canyon Ch4
Chapter 4: "New Mexico, New Mission"
"They don't want us to meet at the War Department?" Fred announced in surprise as the gang headed from the hotel. "I thought "
Shaggy shook his head. "The note pushed under my door specifically said the Bull Run Battlefield in Manassas, Virginia." Then he shivered. "I hope there aren't any Civil War ghosts!" Scooby cringed.
Velma rolled her eyes. "Of course not, Shaggy," Daphne chirped. "But why would General Donovan have us meet there?"
Fred shrugged. "Probably wants to tell us something he can't tell others in the military," Velma reasoned.
Pointing to the bus headed for Alexandria, Arlington, and Manassas, Fred held a finger to his lips. "In that case, we better keep quiet about what we're doing until we get there.
Most of the travelers on that May day were elderly patrons, hoping to do some antiques shopping in the quaint town of Centreville, or schoolchildren on a field trip to Mount Vernon. Hardly anyone stopped at the battlefield where s
Secret of Slaughter Canyon Ch3
Secret of Slaughter Canyon Chapter 3
Chapter 3: "A Final Quest"
If the rapping at her door had been any quieter that morning, Velma may not have heard it at all. But then again, for the last few days, her small apartment near the college was nearly silent. Though she had not seen anyone since the fateful afternoon, she ignored the knocking.
"Velma, are you there?" Daphne's voice sounded more timid than usual. Though it was her best friend outside, the bespectacled woman refused to respond.
"It me Daphne I just want to talk."
"Not in the mood right now," Velma sulked.
"I thought you could use a friend" the reporter said in a low voice.
"There's nothing anyone can do for me now," she said in a flat tone. It was true. She'd even give up her career and hard-won academic victories to have Melbourne back in her life. Nothing else seemed to matter. "No one can understand what I'm going through."
"But I ."
"Remember when you thought Fred died in Russia," Velma snapped. "You
Temple of Doo Chapter 4
Chapter Four: Tula We Go!
The red line tracking the green van headed west, then north toward Mexico City. The sheer size of the large Mexican capital necessitated a deviation. Then the van and red line swung around the city and headed for the state of Hidalgo. Shaggy and Scooby napped in the back, leaving the archaeologists to chat during the long drive.
Velma sought to break the silence. "I thought I knew Paul Darnand pretty well, but I guess not. I just saw him as a wealthy man who put his riches toward the cause of science."
Fred bit back the temptation to issue a series of obscenities, but realized that he was talking with a friend, not an enemy. "Paul's source of wealth is interesting. He and his brother Joseph served in the French army during World War I. At the end of the hostilities, Joseph moved into the import-export business. Paul got involved in archaeology and politics, financed with his brother's wealth. Paul used his political position to push for France to re
Secret of Slaughter Canyon 2
Chapter 2: "It's My Party ."
Velma sighed. The note said that her appeal for reinstatement would be in five minutes, in the conference room. Though she had turned in the thick file to Hanna College nearly a year ago, she was still nervous about her chances. After all, few women actually received tenure in their applications. And no woman, or man for that matter, had won an appeal after being dismissed from the college in the school's history.
How I wished someone I knew was here, she thought, dreading dealing with the stuffy administrators who were sure to give her record short shrift. But it's the principle of the thing, she thought. And if she could get back at least an adjunct position, it might help women in the future make greater gains in academia.
May as well get it over with, she sighed, pushing open the double doors. At the long end of the table sat three male figures. She smiled as she recognized the balding, bespectacled Professor Brigston, fresh from his digs in Turkey
Secret of Slaughter Canyon Ch1
THE SECRET OF SLAUGHTER CANYON
Chapter 1: A Hero's Destiny
"Think they'll even fight today, Captain?"
The tall blond man peered through his binoculars at what was likely the tattered remnant of the once-proud Second Panzer Division. Victories that had come easily at the expense of the Belgians and French in the early going seemed hollow now, with much of the Wehrmacht in retreat or in an Allied prison camp. Perhaps the young lieutenant was right, and there would be no fight today, just another day of rounding up prisoners. But the Germans were a proud people .
"We ought to just let them run. The whole war's going to be over in a few days or weeks anyway," said the sergeant, an older man and veteran of many campaigns against the Germans, even preceding this Second World War
"No. So long as the enemy is in the field, he's a threat. We must capture them personally," the captain responded, barely able to contain his excitement at yet another engagement in the dwindling number of oppor
Keep in Touch!
scheinbar is a much-loved and well-known deviant. Just one look at her gallery, filled with enchanting photography, will have you mesmerized. A deviant for over 7 years, Christiane can always be found posting inspirational features as well as regularly commenting on other deviations and encouraging and empowering her fellow deviants. We are inspired and insist that you too stop by and congratulate ... Read More