Welcome to Straeon Manor. We’ve been expecting you.
Straeon Manor is a house built by imagination. We have asked the writers in the Cafe to help us set the foundation — as it were — in this first collection of stories.
In the coming week, you may read a story set in a wine cellar in 1880s, a trophy room during the Roaring Twenties, or a kitchen during the Lyndon Johnson administration. Regardless of where and when the story takes place, they all take place here, in Straeon Manor.
So, come inside. Find a room. And enjoy your stay.
“Return to Sender” by Larry Jenkins (jungle room, 2010)
“Trophies” by Kevin Wohler (trophy room, 1928)
“Bloody Wine” by Sara Lundberg (wine cellar, 1855)
“Growin’ in the Garden” by R.L. Naquin (conservatory, 1986)
“Nursery Rhymes” by Christie Holland (nursery, 2012)
“Kerjigger” by Ted Boone (master bedroom, 1950)
“QED” by Jason Arnett (upstairs library, 1955)
“Freedom Is Not So Easily Bought” by Ashley Poland (kitchen, 1967)
“The Dead Will Walk” by Aspen Junge (butler’s pantry, 1918)