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To Peregrine & Sons, Boston: Please cease the printing of the current edition of An Historical Narrative of the Collins Family of Greater Maine.  Destroy any present drafts. The tome currently extruding from your presses is intolerably plump with the ripest juices of steaming humbuggery that nature will allow!  In its place, accept these corrections from […]

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Barnabas, You have my sincere apologies.  That statement is one as alien to me as the events that inspired it. It was I who instructed Mr. Ben Stokes to seal you within your coffin with a silver cross and then chain you shut.  If you are seized by fury, then I shall be its target. […]

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Joshua… May I call you that?  Your answer is irrelevant.  You were a fool to leave me with a crossbow of all things.  When I have the body of the Collinsport Strangler — no less than a Collins — you will be quite aware of your error. Forbes

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Dearest Joshua, These will be the final words of mine that you shall read.  By the time these words reach you, the poison will have claimed me.  I will always love you and I will always love the man Barnabas was.  Tonight, you showed me a capacity for care I thought was a distant memory. […]

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In an effort to conceal my actions as much as possible, I chose not to venture into the town and instead feed on Millicent.  This might seem callous, but it was not I who invited her into the tower room where she went mad upon the sight of me.  Her life, such as it was, […]

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Dear Daniel, In the event of my passing, please have the tower room sealed post-haste.  There is a lice infestation, and we have determined this to be the only solution.  Do not go in! Yours very truly, Aunt Naomi

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Dear Diary, I have taken one life and saved another.  I just don’t understand.  If I can get back to 1967, what changes will I see?  The order of events has changed a lot.  And about Nathan Forbes?  I want to keep Daniel away, but what if he only becomes strong because of Nathan? I […]

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Ho, Kegly, My lad, if a man owes you coin and asks you to kidnap a boy, think twice. Love, “Da”

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Note to me: Vicky, you’ll forget, and you can’t.  We’re writing this for “both of us.”  Tuck this away so that you can find it.  The dreams are starting again.  If they have not stopped when/if you get back, go see Dr. Bowers. Remember!  

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What is Collinsport but the seat of lies?  Generations of Collinses have grown up believing that we were paragons of honor, and that we should lead the denizens by benevolent example.  I have found all of that undone by an island strumpet of the most vacant mask. There is no decision made by me that […]

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