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Ron Van Sweringen

Malcolm Goes Missing

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andPets,
andTerrific Tales
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by Ron Van Sweringen



“Malcolm is missing, maybe even dead,” Bertha said to herself, standing on the back porch between the sagging clothes lines. With each item she pinned up, her eyes traveled across the palm fringed back yard, hoping for a glimpse of the orange cat.

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by Ron Van Sweringen



All of the animals in the forest, dressed in their warm winter furs, sat looking up at the starless sky. Even the wise old owl in the oak tree, ruffled his feathers in discontent, ignoring the little field mouse sitting on the branch beside him.

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Saving Mighty Mouse

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andRodent Ramblings,
andTerrific Tales
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by Ron Van Sweringen



The river was high that morning. Swirling brown water roiled up around the snow covered rocks at Bud Carter’s feet. He was prepared for the cold, dressed in layers, starting with his flannel pajamas from the night before. Sweaters and a jacket followed on top of each other, until he felt like a turtle in its shell.

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The Pumpkin Witch: A Halloween Short Story

IN THE October 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andTerrific Tales
SECTIONS

by Ron Van Sweringen



She sat hunched-back on a large pumpkin, her face cast in shadow under a large black hat. The field was full of pumpkins, but none as fine as the one she chose; prodding and poking with her bony fingers, for the perfect orange texture and moment of ripeness.

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Perious Mouse and the Wind Buggy

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andRodent Ramblings,
andTerrific Tales
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by Ron Van Sweringen



Perious Mouse took his seat beside Felicity Mouse, at the steering wheel of the wind buggy and flipped the tinted goggles on his flying cap down over his beady black eyes. The excitement was palpable in the barnyard and hardly a whisper could be heard from anyone except Piggy-Pig, who had managed to tip over the slop bucket in her pig pen.

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