J. Thomas Brown lives in Richmond, Virginia, USA, with his wife, Deborah, two cats and a dog. They have raised three children and have four grandchildren. He has coproduced local TV writing shows and coordinated poetry readings at the Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Virginia. His short stories have appeared in The Zoo Fence and the Scarlet Leaf Review. J. Thomas’s poems are due for publication in the River City Poets Anthology (2018)and his short story,Breaking Them with Words,will be published in Everywhere Stories: Fiction for a Small Planet, Volume III, in November of 2018.
The Land of Three Houses
William Sterner’s story begins in the late 1700s on the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, during the period known as The Rage for Wheat. His quest to build a fortune based on wheat leads him to Livorno, Tuscany, during the Napoleonic wars where he meets the Enlightenment salonniêre, M...