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Islands Have a Mystique
The island that looks lonely and far away may be the cradle of some other tribe with strange customs and costumes. Actually, that describes Vashon pretty well. The island cultivates hippies, yuppies, artists, musicians…and writers. When asked to write something about islands, these particular writers produced the stories in this book:
In Mistress of Hemlock Cottage, when Audrey inherits her grandfather’s house on Anderson Island, she quits her hateful job and moves across the country to start a new life only to find herself haunted by the past.
In Here & Beyond LLC, Borgan is tired of touring the great sights and cities of the world. A tour of the island of purgatory sounds exotic—as long as you don’t get off the bus.
In Cl-Clunk, Cl-Clunk, Clunky-Clunk, Moose the mighty dachshund takes up ratting.
In The Best People, an asteroid is about the destroy the Earth, and the Notorious Derrenasty D is one of the elite few chosen to escape to the island planet destined to be the cradle of humanity’s future. Only he’s lost the departure watch that will tell him when his turn comes to board the ship.
In Water, Wind and Whispers, Crystal thinks she’s gotten away with her ex-boyfriend’s ill-gotten goods until a storm forces her to spend the night on a tiny uninhabited island. Unfortunately, the island is uninhabited for a very good reason.
In Island Magic Tales, Jane Valencia shares a collection of Native American myths and fairy tales--how the earth is formed as an island in an endless ocean, a tale set on the island of Ireland and a few that happen on an island just a step to the left of our world.
In Watching from Heaven, Christian comes to Vashon Island hoping to hide herself away in isolation, but islands only look isolated when you see them from the outside.
In Modern Love, Scott is making the trek all the way to Vashon Island, thinking he’s going to dinner with his oldest friend. If only she wasn’t