Rochelle, Warren G. "A Peaceful Heart"
Divergence: c 1861 CE
What if: The Confederacy gained independence. 100 years later, civilization along the eastern seaboard has fallen apart due to biological warfare.
Summary: In 1978, a man raising two orphan boys on a North Carolina island must cope with the eldest's desire to find out what's happening on the mainland.
Published: In Aboriginal, May/June 1989.