It seems that everyone in Carding feels the same way that everyone in the country is feeling—tired, jittery, unfocused, and burdened by malaise.

Or fear. There’s an awful lot of legitimate fear mixed in there as well.

Now Edie Wolfe is usually a stalwart when it comes to being intrepidly optimistic. So her friend Ruth Goodwin is very troubled when she finds Edie in a rather dark mood.

But these two friends are fighters, and I bet they can find a way forward. I bet you will too.

Tomorrow’s Chronicle is part one of a three-part tale. Here’s a little photographic sample to whet your whistle.

Author of the Carding, Vermont novels, quilt books, and book publishing guides.