Month: April 2014

Dead Inside

Eunice sat on the edge of her daughter’s bed and stared out the window, the rustling of leaves muted by glass. Spotting a flash of motion to her…

For Love of the Short Story

Grok walked into the cave, tired and hungry. Today’s hunt bore little bounty and dusk quickly advanced into night. A solitary rabbit for his tribe would keep them…

May Reflections — Part One

I attended the annual PD Summit in downtown Halifax this week with a slew of IT, business and marketing peeps. It’s always great to connect and reconnect with…

Writing Rituals

Last week, I posed the following to my fellow writers: I do most of my creative writing soaking in a hot bath with my head immersed and my…

How I Rebooted My Love of Writing

Way back in January of 2013, I made a promise to myself to pick up my quill and start writing creatively again. In high school and university, I…

Random

“Goddam it,” Rita O’Neill said as she let the curtains slide back into place. She stomped out of the kitchen and met Rodney in the driveway, her nails…

Writing Software and Tools

Writers, like many artisans, love to talk about the tools and techniques of their trade. Honing and tweaking their systems becomes a near-obsession in itself. I asked a…