link: short stories

dear imaginary readers of this blog people of the word, i found the antidote to the terminal question:  how do i order stories in a collection? the source of this antidote is David Jauss. he’s written a book on writing and within said book, a chapter on the unification of short stories into a collection. an entire … Read morelink: short stories


here are seven obscure facts about me: i was offered a substantial art scholarship to Emily Carr Art College and turned it down. my fingerprints are on file.  i trained with the RCMP in a pilot project of civilians manning wire taps. the project was scrapped. i was a party girl at a department store … Read moreseven


at the National Gallery, beneath de Goya’s portrait of Dona Isabel de Porcel, i wait. an assignation with the property agent who’s charming my husband with her long, dark, curly hair and vibrant smile. “what do you think?” i ask Dona Isabel. “it doesn’t matter how many times i change my clothes, i still feel … Read morefreefalling

first lines

first lines are important. when i think of memorable ones, i remember them for different reasons.  some are classic.  like Dickens A TALE OF TWO CITIES: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of … Read morefirst lines