Monthly Archives: October 2012

Night-time Monsters and the Married Man

Brad knew the noise downstairs didn’t come from a monster. It came from the dog. That didn’t prevent him from keeping his eyes tightly shut as he lay alone in his bed. Brad felt uneasy sleeping alone. His wife Kelly … Continue reading

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The Support of a Good Ex-Wife

Elgin refused to believe he was having an emotional breakdown. His family and friends disagreed. They just didn’t appreciate the inscrutable yearning of his soul. When Elgin announced his grand plan, he was surprised that his ex-wife, Willow, was the … Continue reading

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The New Landscape of Publishing

This week Canada’s largest independent publishing company filed for bankruptcy protection. It’s another in the long list of traditional publishing companies to fail in the new era of publishing. There’s no doubt the publishing landscape has changed. I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Elephobia

“Did you know that if you’re right handed you’ll chew your food on the right side, too?” said Dean. Scott chortled in disbelief. “Where’d you come up with that?” asked Yousef. “I read it online. It’s scientific,” said Dean. “Scientific … Continue reading

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The Glitch

Jack Bendon drove to work hoping the IT guys fixed his computer. He arrived to find the president of the company along with the IT guys waiting for him at his cubicle. “Good morning, Jack,” said Damian Sincerbox, president and … Continue reading

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Thirty-three

Stacey and Marie met Monday morning at their favorite coffee shop, The Caffeine Nation, for their usual coffee klatch. “I met someone,” said Marie. “I think he may be the one.” “Details. I need details,” said Stacey. “I used one … Continue reading

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Why All Writers Should Blog

To blog or not to blog? That is the postmodern question. A lot of writers wonder if blogging is a good idea. After all, blogs take a lot of time. It means giving away good work. It distracts from other, … Continue reading

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Yeti

The bailiff stood. “Please rise. Civil Court 16 is now in session. The Honourable F. B. Skinner presiding.” The judge surveyed the courtroom. “Sit,” he said. “First case.” “Yes your honour. Docket number 48266. Jones versus Jones and Jones.” “Family … Continue reading

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The Temper Tantrum

Becky was used to demanding customers. She’d worked as a barista at the Caffeine Fix in the swanky neighborhood of Rosedale for four years. In that time she’d learned that rich people are equal parts demanding and downright strange. At … Continue reading

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