October 17, 2018

Alternate Ending

After Amelie survives smallpox, Me’tekw took her to Quebec City where she became a healer at the crowded hospital. He disappeared after that, and she did […]
October 17, 2018

History of Acadians/Mi’kmaq

Amelie introduces us to how the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq coexisted.   History of Acadians/Mi’kmaq When my people first came to this land over a hundred […]
October 18, 2018

Amelie after Smallpox

In the alternate story, Me’tekw didn’t find Amelie until after she had burned the cabin.   7. Amelie after Smallpox   Morning brought sunshine. I lay […]
October 22, 2018

Metekw – Plains of Abraham

In the original draft, Me’tekw brought the recovering Amelie to a hospital inside Quebec City’s crumbling walls where she nursed the sick and wounded. Satisfied she […]
October 22, 2018

Connor with Amelie’s Brothers

Not only did I originally have an extra brother in the original story, but the two of them also found Connor during a battle. Just as […]
October 22, 2018

Henri & Michel Make Plans

In the first draft of Promises to Keep, I saw one more older brother in Amelie’s household, and when Henri ran to the Mi’kmaq in September […]
October 22, 2018

Connor joins the 78th Highlanders

I included an additional section at one point, and in it Connor returned from his role on the Pembroke and rejoined the British Army. This section […]
October 22, 2018

Amelie’s Family

1 . Amelie’s Family   My papa, Charles Belliveau, was sixteen and still living with the Mi’kmaq when he met my maman. Sylvie Fontaine had grown […]