FOOD OF MY PEOPLE Reading

On December 12th, 2021, I had the pleasure of joining some of my fellow authors to read from our stories to celebrate the launch of Food Of My People, a collection of food related speculative fiction, edited by Ursula Plug and Jane Candas Dorsey, and published by Exile Editions. A small event due to COVID…

Read “Oar Bones” at The Nashville Review

On the Great Lakes, rowers stroke using the long, wide bones of their wrists as oars. When they retire, these bones (which have been growing since birth) are forcibly removed. Some ex-rowers leave a nub of bone protruding, and they file this white stump into a fine point, like a horn. – (excerpt from “Oar…

FOOD OF MY PEOPLE book launch Dec 12th 2021

A savoury collection that serves upan inspired and fascinating rangeof all-new speculative storytelling… Six authors reading from their stories:Geoffrey W. Cole, Sally McBride,Gord Grisenthwaite, Chris Kuriata,Lynn Hutchinson Lee, and Sang Kim 3:30–5:30, Sunday, December 12The Supermarket Restaurant268 Augusta Avenue(Kensington Market, south of College St.)Readings start at 4:15.  Tasty food & satisfying drinks from the bar menu.

“Grandpa’s Eye On The Afterlife” in OnSpec

Pleased to make my second appearance in OnSpec, with my story “Grandpa’s Eye On The Afterlife”, about the bond between the generations created by sharing eyeballs, and allowing visions that persist even after death.

“Milk Ghosts” at Going Down Swinging

“Cows have been known to hold a person down for days, crushing the air from their lungs, making it impossible to call for help. Many hikers have died looking into a cow’s oval eye. The last sound they ever heard was the heavy breath from a cow’s snout; their final, choked breath tainted by the…

The Patient Dog

She grew up surrounded by a trio of cats she loved, all of whom now reside in urns on the shelf. She indulges the new kitten, aware that no matter how wild he gets, he will eventually join her for a nap.

“Magic Touch Spa” performed on Tales To Terrify Podcast

Summer Brooks performs my story “Magic Touch Spa” on the podcast TALES TO TERRIFY. The story about an Auntie seeking the services of a massage parlour attendant originally appeared in issue 9 of The Quilliad. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE including stories by Libby Young, D.W. Davis, and a history of former Canadian prime minister…

“Whaling With Clowns” in Curiosities 8

My story “Whaling With Clowns” has been re-printed in issue 8 of Curiosities, who also produced an audio version of the story. The issue also has stories by Avra Margariti, Konstantine Paradias, Phil Margolies, Angela Enos, Liam Hogan, Morris Allen, CB Droege, Lena Ng, Sebastien Mantle, Tannar Miller, and Paul R Hardy. Along with the…

“I Think I Would Dig” in Grain

Howard is against digging our graves in advance. He claims he isn’t being lazy, but practical. “It does no good digging a big hole before we have something to put in it. The sides will erode, the bottom will full up with debris.” He questions the point of having a crappy grave at the ready….

Listen to “House Next Door To Me” at The NoSleep Podcast

I’ve never set foot inside the house next door, but Marcy has. After the U-hauls left, she loaded a plate with cookies and scampered over to welcome the new family to the neighborhood. Obviously, the house sold cheap after that bad business a few years back. Some people pride themselves on not being superstitious. Me? I…

“Don’t Leave” in Scare Me

Almost fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. People never get tired of saying that, as though their mindless repetition of this statistic were an expression of wisdom. It’s petty bullying, a way of undermining someone’s decision to get married. And if they take offence, the bullying coward can hide behind, “Hey, I’m just stating…