The Wishing Map 5

“People in Middleton didn’t like the impossible. So they refused to notice when it happened.”

Mitch Teemley

Wishing pix-Title-(framed)Note: To read The Wishing Mapfrom the beginning, click here.

The Wishing Map

Chapter One: The Double Moon (continued)

Previously: Zack’s life, like his sister’s, had unexpectedly unraveled at the Middleton Middle School Promotion Ceremony…laying the groundwork for what was to come.

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It was a hot, aimless June. Three weeks had passed since the Mid-Mid melt-down, and although they didn’t discuss it, or even know it, both Zack and Gina Dore wanted the same thing: to escape from the world they lived in—the ugly, shifting, unpredictable world—into a place they could control.

There’d only been two kids at Minzer Reservoir. They called Zack “Mister,” which was weird, and asked him to fix their sailboat, which he did. And then he left, gliding down Helms-Mirken Road, dragging his feet through the fallen dogwood petals, “summer snow,” wishing he still believed in magic the way he did when he…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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