The Ghost of George Washington

      Arthur Bliss
The Ghost of George Washington

In this short story by acclaimed Washington writer Arthur Bliss, six college freshman face an unexpected crisis in the forest ahead of the 2016 American presidential election. Will what they discover change how they view themselves and their country?Beneath the towering sand dunes that hug the coastline of Lake Michigan is a world that gives a young brother and sister the experience of a lifetime. The Sands of Singapore is a story based on a lost city under the shifting sands. Singapore, Michigan was a bustling lumber town in the early 1900's and was essential in helping to supply the lumber that was used to re-build Chicago after it's historic fire.After the lumber industry died, so did Singapore and it was only a matter of time before the sands were to bury the town and remove it from sight. the only images are those of found in local historical societies which show ghostly images of Singapore before time, wind and sand buried removed it from existence.Jeff and Amber are a brother and sister that discover a hidden world beneath the sand dunes which is home to many animals that help them to return to the surface, but not before they are taken to the lost city of Singapore which is abandoned, but is home to the squirrels, birds, butterflies, raccoons, skunks, chipmunks, ants, owls and others that show them a colorful feast for the senses with the candied tulips, licorice tasting grass, cotton candy flavored clouds, sweet smelling air and the one human that creates the environmental delicacies they encounter before returning to the surface.
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