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Deliverance [True Story]

I first wrote this story in 2016, the same year it happened. I rediscovered it recently among old documents, and after editing it slightly, decided to post it here. It took place on Lake Roosevelt in Washington, which is actually a lake-like section of the Columbia River, created by Grand Coulee Dam. Lake Roosevelt is 150 miles long, and 2

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Deliverance [True Story]

I first wrote this story in 2016, the same year it happened. I rediscovered it recently among old documents, and after editing it slightly, decided to post it here. It took place on Lake Roosevelt in Washington, which is actually a lake-like section of the Columbia River, created by Grand Coulee Dam. Lake Roosevelt is 150 miles long, and 2

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About Me

My name is Jared Ratcliff, and I am a young adult, youth camp counselor, and English teacher. But… I guess you came for more than that. When I first started this blog, I described here the beautiful setting of my home in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. But then, in the summer of 2020, I boarded a plane, and two flights and a road trip later, I arrived in my new home in the mountains of Mondulkiri, Cambodia. . .

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