Monthly Archives: July 2013


So my mother and brother are flying in this evening. We’ll be driving out west a ways to visit extended family for a week, then puttering around Ottawa for another few days after that – all while my dear sweetums … Continue reading

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Fictional Friday: Scene From a Post-Recession Commute

This piece from 2009 was the first thing I posted for comment on an internet discussion board. Feedback was favorable for this subtly dystopic snippet… My cell rang as I slipped into the middle lane, ahead of a lumbering cement … Continue reading

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Note on Comments…

Just to let you know – this laptop seems to be having a problem with whatever software lets me respond to comments here. A couple of you have very kindly provided comments, and I will endeavour to reply to you … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

Writing/Editing/Submissions Not a lot of actual writing this week. Remember that story I wrote last week about armoring up to fight toxic weeds? Well, the armoring backfired – the latex gloves absorbed the weed sap, kept it there, and essentially … Continue reading

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Fictional Friday: Men in Black Parkas

Long day. Loooooong day. I’d known it would be, well before it started, but that changed nothing. With a couple dozen policy wonks stuck in a room together, discussing departmental strategic plans, there was no question that there’d be nod-off … Continue reading

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Canadian Content, Eh?

Canada Day was the other day. Monday, to be precise. I celebrated by getting sunburned in the garden. As a Canadian, I tend to write a lot about my country and my fellow citizens. I’d guess that around three quarters … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

It’s a long weekend (Happy Canada Day!) so we can still do this and not be out of place. Writing/Editing/Submissions -Plunkin’ away on I Drink Alone. Added about five hundred words in one scene. I’m pretty much settled on the … Continue reading

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