Here is something from the blog archive. I write more than one kind of fairy tale. My fractured fairy tales are for kids, but my apocalyptic fairy tales are for adults. You can find “Hansel and Greta,” one of my apocalyptic fairy tales here. Enjoy!
A big thank you to Michael Bryson and The Danforth Review for publishing “Leaf and Branch.” It’s nice to have a piece appear in a Canadian magazine. These people have been doing what they do since 1999. In the magazine world, that’s longevity. Make sure and check out the other fine pieces in this month’s issue.
My first piece of nonfiction was published in Hippocampus Magazine last summer—a flash piece called “Q and A.” “On Smoking” is another first—my attempt at writing memoir. And I have Donna Talarico and the fine people at Hippocampus Magazine to thank once again for publishing it. You can read it here. Enjoy the piece, and make sure to explore the compelling nonfiction at Hippocampus.
A new story out today! A thank you to Les Weil and The Flash fiction Press for publishing The Dance of the Snow People. Check out the story and many others here.
Les was kind enough to direct me to his site after the story was declined by another magazine. Enjoy the story, and check out The Flash Fiction Press.
This week is Read In week for Edmonton Public Schools. You can find out more by following the Read In link.
Read In 2016
Years ago, I told stories to my daughter’s grade 2 class, and the kids drew pictures to go with each of the stories. The magic of quilting brought those pictures together into something new. Share a story, and create a memory!
September 8, 1966, saw the first episode of Star Trek, the Original Series air on NBC. If you’re a fan, there’s lots to see and do. If you’ve never understood why people love the Star Trek universe, check out a few episodes. All the series are available on Netflicks, and the Internet is full of sites devoted to Roddenberry’s creation.
Celebrate Fifty Years of Star Trek with Us!
Five personal favourites, in no particular order:
1. “Balance of Terror,” Original Series
2. “Violations,” Next Generation
3. “The Outcast,” Next Generation
4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, motion picture
5. “Hard Time,” Deep Space Nine