Month: August 2020

Bugs

The Misty Hills Do you ever wonder why there are fewer bugs on your windshield when you go for a drive these days? There is a reason. I tried to write this morning. Got up at five, long before the rest of the family, but nothing came out. That’s okay. I continued to plot up […]

Be Still

Be Still There’s a consequential election coming in the United States, between divergent sides of what seems to be a moral divide. There’s a pandemic nipping at our butts. And I believe in climate change, but that’s funny, because I don’t believe in air travel or microwaves or water treatment – they just are. So […]

Saad Steps Out

            Saad fixes televisions.  His 12-year-old hands know how to use a screwdriver.  In the kitchen, he pours himself apple juice.                 A gun battle erupts on the screen when he turns it on, but there are noises in the hallway too.             “Filot!  Filot!” screams Saad’s father, running outside.  Voices rise, and doors slam.  Saad cannot go beyond the apartment, for there […]

Jak Grows Wings

                         “I would like to buy some wings. Some wings to plug into my side, feathers if you like, to grow out my hide.”             The shopkeeper’s eyes glowed red until Jak stepped back, back until he was at the door. Outside, the city glowed, red as well, and sirens glared as butterflies flipped through the […]

Last Rights (Part III of III)

Part I is here. Part II is here.             When the ship’s gone, all is dark. I look into the mirror. I’m a young man. Nearly a millennium old, but a young man. I’m also a relic. A tourist attraction.              I get into the casket. Many of the lights are defunct. The ones that work wink […]

Rigorous Literary Magazine

Rigorous Literary Magazine is “A journal by black, indigenous and people of color,” that can be found here. I’m honoured that Rigorous published my story ‘I Am Black‘. It’s a story about race. Simply, it’s a story about race, but there is nothing simple about this topic. Why Am I in Rigorous? To the point, […]

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