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The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 5: Unlucky Penny

The police officer who answered Sarah's phone call was surprisingly dismissive, especially considering the fact that there was an active missing person’s case focusing on approximately the same area where Pete and Sarah had heard . . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Patrick Metcalf

The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 4: What Pete Forgot

The relief that Pete and Sarah felt, as they sped through the Narrows and away from incomprehensible peril, lasted about fifteen seconds. It ended abruptly when the hull of the boat impacted something unseen . . .

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The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 3: A Narrow Escape

As children, Pete and Sarah spent many weekends with their paternal grandparents, who lived out in the country in an old farmhouse...

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The Witch of Wellesley Island: Chapter 2, A Brush With Evil

“I’m going with you,” said Sarah. She didn’t want to, but she couldn’t manage Pete’s chronic adventurism by staying behind at the boat. She would chaperon this interaction between her brother and his own wild imagination.

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The Witch of Wellesley Island - Chapter 1: The Scream

She took a deep breath and resolved to do her best to keep him out of trouble. They shared the same birthday, but she was the big sister.

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A Sailboat For My Son

When my son is older I hope he takes with him, a little of the wisdom that Florence and the River have so graciously offered.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
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Only the Tower Remains

...Yet one last trace is still visible from the village docks; a single tower that stands alone.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Adjusting to River Time

As it all slows down, I start to measure time in sunrises and sunsets, in breakfasts and lunches and dinners...

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
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The Legend of Ole' Snaggly Teeth

He said, “You’re wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve seen with these old eyes,if I’ve met the beast of legends who would make the bravest prize.”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
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A River Runs Through It: Furniture by Mike Schepis

When I saw the "River" running down the middle of a stunning piece of fine furniture. I immediately wanted to know how this was done, and what the story was behind it.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Patrick Metcalf

The Thousand Islands... Not a Bad Place to Spend the Summer, by Patrick Metcalf

I wrote this poem for my son Lee, who is now 8. He loves the River! It's simple, but I think anyone who loves the Thousand Islands readily identifies with it....

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
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