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EroicaWinter, 1804Eroica by LaCaterina
The door shut heavily, unwieldy. The tall, thin man struggled with his limited brawn to close it against the fast, icy blast from the blizzard raging outside. With a grumble, Anton Schindler hung up is coat. He shook off the snow that had piled up on his shoulders, the snow collecting in little white mounds on the brim of his hat. A final stomp of his thick boots and he made his way up the flight of steps, which creaked and groaned under each footfall. Under his breath, he damned the December snow, already sick of the penetrating cold and the wintry burden that seemed to never disappear once it arrived.
Finally reaching the landing, Anton moved to his leftknocking twice on the door's peeling, white panelsand immediately let himself in. With a huff, he rolled his powder-blue eyes, entering the room. Or at least attempting to. Nearly every corner of the room had turned to cha
Maestro Beethoven- Chapter 11808Maestro Beethoven- Chapter 1 by LaCaterina
The leather handle of her violin case felt stiff and cold in her bare hand as she stared up at the third floor window of the building before her. Busy Vienna hummed around her; little grimy children in their thick, brown wool coats and hats ran past her standing on the pavement. Running home before dark, no doubt. Alone, she stood before the pale green house.
Katja took a deep breath of cold and sooty air. She raised her hand, knocking three times before taking a step back from the entryway. Shouts echoed within, almost masked by the deep bark of a dog. She shivered, clutching her black woolen jacket about her shoulders, growing more impatient with each second that her precious instrument was out in the cold. Her hand rose to knock again, just when the black door opened away into dim light.
A woman stood before her, or, rather, stooped before her. Her face showed only the smallest signs of agin
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