Two of my stories just appeared in free online magazines. “The Man of Straw” is in StepAway Magazine (UK) at stepawaymagazine.com. “The Choir Director” is in Origami Journal (Toronto) at origamijournal.com. I wrote “The Choir Director” as the opening of a mystery novel, of which other pieces have been published. The novel features Louisa Abernethy Jones as a newspaper columnist who investigates the life and death of church organist and choir director Ralph Willis, in Hapsburg, Virginia.