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I've been writing short fiction for seven years. To date, I've had 26 stories published - 25 by e-zines in the US, Canada and the UK; one in a hard copy book published in Canada. 

I'm a Fall 2017 graduate of the famous Sarah Selecky Writing School's 'Story Intensive' program. I highly recommend this four month, online class room experience using a very effective virtual classroom tool that allows anyone to easily share their class assignments, new work and comments with other members of their class no matter where in the world each member may live.

I regularly submit new work to competitions and the editors of on-line journals and e-zines that I find interesting and potentially accepting of my style of telling a story. While I've enjoyed modest success, I have accumulated a great many of those 'thanks, but not for us' emails from editors!

'Wolf's Eye Magic' was published in the August, 2017 edition of the Canadian online magazine Mystery We…
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The fresh summer wind sluiced down the east valley, spilling into the open barnyard, tumbling unseen over and around the clustered wooden buildings. It was the perfect situation for the Red Tail to pay another visit.
But Roo was ready for him. Always had been, always would be. No creature was going to bring harm to his girls. Not on his watch.
This morning, Roo was in his place at the peak of the drive shed roof, awaiting the hawk’s expected arrival. If Roo took a bit of a run in the narrow lane between the barn and driveshed, he could get just enough good air to make it to the lower edge of the roof. While his landing was not always the most graceful, he made the best of it. Roosters aren’t much at flying. But with lots of practice and wing strength, larger birds like Roo could get enough distance and the necessary elevation to get the job done. Every day, Roo made sure he spent some time working on it.
On the shed roof, Roo strutted quickly to the peak. At the edge overlooking the yar…


She doesn’t think of herself as a snoop or busybody. She just enjoys keeping an interested eye on the comings and goings in her neighbourhood. It’s really that simple.
Some women are enthusiastic about euchre, others about crocheting warming blankets for the newborns at City General. But Mary Ruth is obsessively committed to knowing as much as possible about the lives of any neighbour she finds interesting.
In good weather, when not much is happening in the neighbourhood, Mary Ruth sits on her favourite bench alongside the main walking path in Citadel Park. It’s always a pleasant few hours imagining the private lives of the walkers and joggers. The Park is excellent practice for her main passion in life – being profoundly interested in her neighbours.
In fairness, Mary Ruth hasn’t always been so fascinated by other people. Keeping the house in order and tending to the back garden had taken up much of her time in years past. And of course, there was volunteering at the General every Tuesd…