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Category: Short Story

Three Birds (I)

            Minshu is a swan. He’s also a widower. Once, he had a mate, but then a couple new to the neighborhood got drunk one night and went to the pond, caught Minshu’s mate and cut off her head, and dragged home the carcass and curried it. Before that, most people in the neighborhood had […]

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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?” […]

CBC Short Story Contest Results

Well, not great news. I didn’t make the shortlist. Five people out of thirty-two did, and I congratulate them heartily. It isn’t easy getting this far. I figure that only 1% of the entrants got long listed, so that’s something. And this is the second time I’ve been long listed in a row. And once […]

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