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The Woman Who Rowed Away by Tom Swoffer

A former police officer finds a boatload of trouble while looking for a woman who goes missing after a row around the lake.

I was sitting on the deck of my family-inherited summer cottage, nursing my third seven-seven and watching the late afternoon sun setting like a dark purple bruise over the lake, when I first spotted her. Though nearly a hundred yards away, that lustrous yellow bikini instantly caught my attention. Even from this distance I could tell how spectacularly she filled it out.

I had come up here from the city to forget about signing my final divorce papers this morning.… Read the rest

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