Rescues on Sulphur Creek encourage a rescuer’s hopes

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Pressure built throughout the day. More wagons were bringing in equipment and rescuers to the explosion site. If Nazaire’s brother was part of the crew in a blast section, then he was more likely dead than alive. How to explain this to his brother’s young bride? Nazaire was shaken to his core. Like everyone else, he pushed ghosts back into the gray and just plowed on. This is what men do. They plow on.

A scene from the recently published novel, the long shot: a french canadian saga – book 1.


Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.