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The Thing With Teeth

What is it that’s biting into you? Covid, Covid is the thing that’s sunk its jaws into my flank, that’s shaking me like a rag doll and refusing to let go. The thing I want to bite into: new short stories to be written. On the edge of the Sahara
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The House of Dreams

The House of Dreams The house of dreams is a place we seek that also seeks us. Once you step inside, you won’t want to leave—but know there is no returning. Fear is the main reason most people won’t arrive there. They don’t believe that they can. You will know
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The Word I Don’t Use Anymore

Published as an Op-ed in the Toronto Star, Saturday, February 24th, 2024: “One Commonly Used Word We Need to Release into the Abyss of History” https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/one-commonly-used-word-we-need-to-release-into-the-abyss-of-history/article_995dc748-d042-11ee-8cb5-df145c3cbe26.html Twenty years ago, the ‘R’ word (“retard”) was used prolifically on school playgrounds, on the radio in people’s homes, and even during work meetings.
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52 Writing Prompts

In 2023, I decided to offer up one little nugget of inspiration for writers per week (at LEAST) in the form of a writing prompt. Here they are. Numbers 1 to 52 for each week of the year. I hope you find some inspiration and write on! 1. Write about
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