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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, […]

A Moment for Drew Ramos (Part III)

<Part I> <Part II>             Drew took it upon himself to inform me of his mother’s condition at random times, as though to minimize any possibility of overlong discussion. In the middle of class, he’d reach over, “She’s on an experimental drug and says it makes her smell like garlic”, or “The doctors have cleared her […]

A Moment for Drew Ramos (Part II)

<Part I here>             But Drew’s true love had been physics. He’d sit in the library, teaching me everything he knew on the subject under a bronze lamp. It had been more than enough to get me through my classes, but he’d never stopped pushing into that world, the one where the smallest things combined […]

Shortest Post Ever!

I want this girl’s hair! No stories this week! Just wanted to say that I’m pushing on edits of my book, thanks to a couple of wonderful blog buddies that I called out in my last post (https://trentlewin.com/2020/05/03/the-arms-of-village/) – they helped with tremendous suggestions and edits. Hope to illustrate the publishing journey through the blog, […]

Boston, D.C.

            “Come work in the call centre with me,” says the Indian boy.             “Saying that because you’re drunk,” I tell him.             “Not at all.” He chugs his beer. “Why does a broke boy come to India?”             “Have you ever been to Brandon, Manitoba? Ever experienced being the worst student in Brandon, Manitoba?” […]

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