Category Archives: About me

The mysterious Neil Lipman

Page 44 from the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda stayed in bed. First for a day, then for a week– maybe longer. She couldn’t be sure. Her dockmates were sympathetic, bringing her mail, newspapers, and some groceries. She watched … Continue reading

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Dark Lullaby

Page 43 from the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda saw the broken lock on the door, the wood splintered.  She stepped down into the cabin and saw hopelessness hovering about.  Despite the chaos of cushions overturned and her things strewn … Continue reading

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Newsflash

Page 42 in the series Before the Pirates Came*   What happened next Miranda couldn’t see coming.  The scope of this disaster would change the course of her life forever.  But sometimes even the worst circumstances  can turn out to be a blessing.  God … Continue reading

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Worth Avenue… a poem

Page 41 in the series Before the Pirates Came*   “Her officials within her are roaring lions; her rulers are evening wolves, who leave nothing for the morning.”  Zephania 3:3 (NIV) (Miranda boarded the plane and fastened her seatbelt.) They … Continue reading

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Mystery man

 Page 40 in the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda stayed awake all night, too excited to sleep.  She didn’t want to be late for the first leg of her journey, a 39 minute flight from Traverse City to Detroit. She left the … Continue reading

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Snow Angel

Page 39 in the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda unzipped the little door in her shrinkwrap.  Blinded by the morning sun, she was delighted by what she saw.  What was once a dark howling wilderness was now a playground of drifting white … Continue reading

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Perhaps you will be sheltered…

Page 38 in the series Before the Pirates Came* The storm was raging now, the beast was poised to strike.  Miranda scurried onto her boat, slipped on a step, and fell onto the aft deck.  She was unnerved by the fear in Greg’s voice.  If he was … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm

Page 37 in the series Before the Pirates Came* It was getting dark.  Miranda quickly plugged in the clandestine yellow cord, now carefully attached beneath her dock and running the length of the pier.  She wondered if the boaters who rent that slip in the summer would get … Continue reading

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Power struggle

Page 36 in the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda’s boat hit the dock with a thud, the spring line pulling hard against the wind.  The forecast was calling for snow after midnight, a nor’easter on its way down from Canada.  Charlevoix, Michigan, summer’s glistening paradise, was preparing … Continue reading

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Follow the signs

Page 35 from the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda would always be glad she went to Toronto with Harry.  How could she have possibly known he was married?  Well… she could have asked someone.  Lydia Ogletree ran in the same circles … Continue reading

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