Category: Writing

The Power in Our Hands

Know what a factorial is? It’s a mathematical function often used in statistical representations, denoted by a ‘!’. That’s right, an exclamation mark. You writers out there, next time you end a statement or sentence with an exclamation mark, well, think on its other meaning. The way it works is that you take a number […]

Short Story Contest Win

Happy to say that I’ve placed in Grain Literary Magazine’s Short Grain Contest. For me, this is a huge honour. Grain is a legendary magazine in my mind. The story is called Titan Arum. The name refers to something called the corpse flower. By all means, consider buying the issue or subscribing to Grain to […]

An Awfully Short Post with a Very Long, Awkward Title

Sitting in the sunshine, listening to David Gilmour play a Kate Bush song. A dragonfly buzzes by. Hi, dragonfly. How are you? Leave me alone, I’m searching for a mate. I’m sorry, I didn’t know. You can use my lawn for breeding purposes, if you wish. I’m pretty sure some rabbits procreated on my grass. […]

A Modern Guide to Interracial Romance: Love Songs of the Empty Mall

            “I can take you at this counter,” says a woman to my wife.             “We’re together,” I tell her. I take a credit card out of my phone case and wait to wave it over a handset as a cashier who looks like she’s a high school kid folds clothes and puts them in […]

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