An Improper Derailment Chapter Twenty Two

Where Mary gets treated like some package and pouts…   Catch up with Chapter 21… Start the series from the beginning… Mary pounded into Marshall’s back with weak fists and kicked. “Hold still.” Marshall smacked the side of her hip close to her backside. Mary...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Twenty One

Where we learn exactly how Mary’s grandfather has ruined her life…   Catch up with Chapter 20… Start the series from the beginning… “When my sister, my dearest Janie, got married. And her husband took her from me and returned to his family’s bosom in Chicago, I...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Twenty

Mary gets rather opinionated…   Catch up with Chapter 19… Start the series from the beginning… The dust settled and Mary looked about her. “What was that?” she asked in disbelief. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many cows in one place.” “Cattle,” Marshall...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Nineteen

Mary faces down beasts far hairier than the gentle sauran she’s come to accept as gentle as the butterfly she is named for…   Catch up with Chapter 18… Start the series from the beginning… Mary picked her way through the tall grass. Kim, a fair distance to her...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Eighteen

Mary learns that a lady needs more than manners and social graces to survive…   Catch up with Chapter 17… Start the series from the beginning… The fire danced into the sky. Marshal crouched on the far side of the fire from Mary as he did something more...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Seventeen

A properly mannered Mary makes a new friend… Catch up with Chapter 16… Start the series from the beginning… Mary woke to the comforting sensation of gentle rocking. Fresh clean air, heavy with the scent of dried grass filled her senses. She was cradled in firm,...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Sixteen

Overwhelmed by everything, Mary decides the most reasonable course of action is to pass out…   Catch up with Chapter 15… Start the series from the beginning… Reality came back with a slamming jolt as they landed. There was an initial impact accompanied by a loud...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Fifteen

Where Mary doesn’t expect to disembark the train in quite that fashion… Catch up with Chapter 14… Start the series from the beginning… The train car continued to rock, each new motion now with an accompanying rumble and crash. Mary struggled into her coat as Marshall...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Fourteen

Where Mary discovers just how bad the situation really is… Catch up with Chapter 13… Start the series from the beginning… With a delighted giggle Mary spread out her cards. Ace, King, Queen, and a pair of nines, all hearts. Marshall nodded, that irresistible half-grin...

An Improper Derailment Chapter Thirteen

Where Mary learns when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em… Catch up with Chapter 12… Start the series from the beginning… The bed rocked something fierce. Mary pushed up to see whatever was happening. Chicago didn’t have earthquakes. Or did it? “Whoa now little lady,...