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The Minutemen's Witch: 12/27/08
Charles Coleman Finlay is back with another story from the American revolution. This time it's a battle between the Redcoats and the minutemen in Boston. The story is told from the point of view of Proctor (of good Salem stock, think The Crucible).
He and his mother scry for signs of the battle's outcome. She sees one thing and he another. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth. Throughout the battle his talent asserts itself, sometimes to his benefit and other times, not.
Most of the story was rather ho-hum. It wasn't as interesting as his the alternate history of "We Come Not to Praise Washington " but it had its moments. The final confrontation between Proctor and the Redcoat with the coin hanging at his neck was a nice twist to an otherwise dry story but it came too late.