Can one action cause a ripple that changes everything?
Story (serialized on Vella)
Who doesn’t love ducks? You’ll find out as Girl Power (in diverse ages and expression) takes on CIty Hall to right wrongs in the raging river of change. Click here to follow weekly as serialized episodes are released.
Because of Winn Dixie meets Fly Away Home when a unique mailbox bears witness to a race against time, slightly post-pandemic, in a historically-complicated place known as Slow Duck Crossing. People strive to be heard while learning indelible lessons about both personal and collective power.
Ten-year-old Moxie, who was born as her mother died, wants — needs — to save ducklings that are sure to be killed if construction of a new development starts too soon. She hatches a plan that may save everything — the ducks, her patched-together family, and the future of Slow Duck Crossing itself. Moxie braves coyotes, a city councilor driven to destroy all memories of the past, and the raging river of change. Can this small girl with gumption, resilience and ingenuity convince a city there’s a new way forward? Can historical wounds — to a land, to a family — ever be healed?
In the meantime, Moxie’s bike-fixing sixteen-year-old sibling, her on-the-brink-of-a-new-beginning grandmother, and their beloved mail carrier each face their own moments of truth, and tragedy. Finally, a surprise visitor from their past challenges this family to learn what forgiveness really means, which frees them to pave a new way forward.
Slow Duck Crossing* invites you into a surprisingly fast-paced story with as many twists and turns as the river where it’s set. Come spend some time in a place you’ll quickly grow to love, with people, guinea hens, coyotes, ducks (of course)— and a mailbox poet — that you’ll never forget.
*inspired by a real location in the number-one place in the world for movie-making