A Seasonal Endeavor is a fictional account concerning the unknown author of the mysterious Voynich manuscript.
The story takes place in the rural countryside of 15th Century Northern Italy, during the Italian Renaissance. The tale begins when a stranger arrives, out of the blue, at an isolated farmstead to offer his services to the poor owner and his family. During his sojourn, he continuous to work on his manuscript, unaware of the fate it will play on all of them.
You can read the story here: A Seasonal Endeavor