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Children of the Moon, Chapter 18: A New Day

To read the preceding chapters, please go to the Prologue. This is the final chapter.

Mira found her father in Jose Marti Park
with a gaggle of men playing chess; 1,149 more words

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Children of the Moon, Chapter 17

Children of the Moon
The bus stopped at Port Charlotte;
Mira closed her eyes: she was sailing
on a white skiff with one white sail, skimming over the ocean in gentle blue… 745 more words

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Children of the Moon, Chapter 16: Twilight Voyagers

Laurel gazed out the window, a thin line
of love and pain cycling between memories:
Grandma Wing had died of a stroke

Uncle Joe, packing up, pointed to a box: 919 more words

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Children of the Moon, Chapter 15: Gulf Stream

Laurel slept submerged in a dream:
walking on a country road, sensing a presence
she glanced at the sky: an eagle flew above her
and whenever she turned, the eagle followed, 662 more words

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Children of the Moon, Chapter 14: Fever Grass

To read the preceding chapters, please start with the Prologue

Dust hovered around fence posts, cattle,
clumps of palmetto like the rings of Saturn,
grass withered into loose strings… 953 more words

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Children of the Moon, Chapter 13: Sea Change

In Miami Will sank into the city’s tropical soul,
savoring the cultural and culinary flavors,
but before long he took to the open sea,
sailing to ports in South America, Africa, 622 more words

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Children of the Moon, Chapter 11: Sacrifice

In the morning police cars pulled up
to the ranch house door;
an officer spoke to Will and Sandy’s parents:
We need to ask your son, the oldest one, 688 more words

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