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The Wishing Map (continued)

Note: To read the Preface and Prologue to The Wishing Map first, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter One: The Double Moon “Zachary Zinn rode like the wind on his faithful steed, El Furioso,” Zack narrated as he pedaled. Zachary … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved?

The World’s Greatest Mysteries Explained: (Click on any picture to enlarge it, or to start slide show) A Few Somewhat More Serious Thoughts on Mysteries:    “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I had a wonderful mom, and am truly grateful for her. But I also want to celebrate the beautiful girl who first loved me, then without losing a drop, magically filled up with love for our first child (every time … Continue reading

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Movies That Have Changed Me

Fantasies The release of Mary Poppins Returns triggers my memory, but first things first. One of my earliest movie memories is of The Wizard of Oz, which unless you’ve been living under a stalactite you’ve probably seen multiple times (it’s the … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 118

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: When Gina last saw B’frona he was a boy. But the one who stood before her now was a lanky–angry–teenager. ⇔ ⇔…

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The Wishing Map 102

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” Previously: Gina was given a sword with which to smite her “true enemy.” ⇔ ⇔…

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The Wishing Map 99

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Zack’s encounter with the mysterious Rhema had dramatically changed him. But now she was…

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The Wishing Map 79

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths Previously: Zack was spirited away by naims (gnomes). Meanwhile his sister Gina, who’d gotten drunk accidentally,…

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The Wishing Map 72

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Sixteen: Fisher Folk and Naims (Cont’d) Previously: Gina became unintentionally drunk by dipping into the adult’s bowl at the Inn…

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Thank You

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But, you know what, when I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary for happiness. This seems … Continue reading

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