Bobby Slater’s World

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by Hugh Centerville

Summer, 1964 and for 13 year old Bobby Slater, 1 of those rich summer kids up on Baker Lake, it’s idyllic – swimming, fishing, baseball, hiking the mountains around the lake, camping on the islands, but what Bobby wants is a girlfriend.

Be careful what you wish for, Bobby.

Bobby gets his girl, a local girl, an Indian cutie and it’s 1 soda, 2 straws, foreheads touching, eyes lost in love like in those romance comics Bobby’s little sister collects and Bobby peruses sometimes, when no 1 is around. It’s bliss except the girl is fickle. Sometimes she’s sweet and funny, sometimes not and it’s because she’s living with a 150 year old curse.

Bobby will lead the fight against the curse and he’ll have help from people living and dead. He’ll have his sisters and his loyal sidekick, best friend/cousin Joe, who spends summers with the family and Bobby will have a grumpy Indian war chief and the local gypsy fortune teller and from the other side there’s Sophronia, the Indian girl’s mom, dead 10 years, a victim of the curse. Mostly, though, it’s on Bobby Slater. Can he break down the barrier that divides the summer people from the locals? Can he bring them all together to save the girl?

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