Quoth

“The most important thing if you want to be a writer is to find something to get you going. What usually works for me is a deadline. Sign up for a writers’ class, join a writers’ group, volunteer for a local paper — do whatever you have to do so that someone somewhere is expecting you to hand them something. Make it as good as you can make it, and then show it to someone and listen to what they have to say and then go at it again.

If that sounds like fun to you, then maybe you are a writer. If it sounds like lunacy, if it sounds like torture — you’re probably right too.”

Stuart McLean

My award eligible work for 2016

These are the things I’ve had published this year.

Fiction:-

“Shoe Man”, July 2016 issue, Expanded Horizons

Nonfiction:-

“The Sweater”, The Malahat Review, issue #193, “Elusive Boundaries: Mapping Creative Nonfiction in Canada.”

Microfiction:-

@7×20 Magazine:- “White Tail”,  “Bible-Black Joe”, “Contemplation”,  “Surprise Visitor”, “The Meat Puppet Strings”, “Escape” parts one, two, three

“Still Life”,  Grievous Angel (Urban Fantasist),  July 17th 2016

Poetry:-

“Contemplation”, July 2016 Cascadia Subduction Zone

“The Architect of Bonfires”, Winter 2017, Space and Time Magazine

Snippet

Composing a new poem I got an idea for while walking to the Xmas party I’m at…

One verse for you, then:-

Child of dragon,
Child of fairy,
Child of almost every myth that you are told…
Save for those of my people,
Ancient where yours are merely old,
Left to wither and die out in the cold.
Let me in.