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The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 6: No Turning Back

"We should go back in," said Pete, staring through the windshield toward the side entrance of the diner. . . "What would that accomplish?" asked Sarah.

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Patrick Metcalf

Food for Thought! Part II

Destiny brought us back to the River after a little over a year, and life resumed as it had been before the great adventure. . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Martha Grimes

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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Patrick Metcalf

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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Patrick Metcalf

Season’s Eatings, From Maple Street, by Chris Brock

Carl and Gail Gunther had just completed their fourth batch of Christmas cookies in a whirlwind of their usual holiday kitchen madness.

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Chris Brock

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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Patrick Metcalf

A Candy Cane for Percy, by Sherry Johnson

Percy Ireland was a real boy who lived with his grandmother and Christmas 1880 was a disappointment for Percy Ireland.

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Sherry L. B. Johnson

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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Patrick Metcalf