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The Priestess and Her Strobe Light Burden

January 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Disturbing, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, Funny Paranormal, Ghost Story, Horror, Human Nature, Imagery, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Macabre, Magic Realism, Medieval, Monster, Murder, Mystery, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Prose Poetry, Religion, Retribution, Revenge, Sardonic, Scary, Screwball, Sorcery, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Witchcraft

With the exception of a section towards the end of this story, all of the events recorded below occurred in one special year. The season and the locales are noted in italics. ** Early spring, Barrie, Ontario, Canada: The first officer on the scene struggled to come up with a reaction. He thought it wasn’t […]

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Gravity’s Absence

March 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Academia, Academics, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Drama, Family, Family Tragedy, Human Nature, Infidelity, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Murder, Not As It Seems, Parable, Poem, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Romance, School Days, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Twisted

Mille Feuille hated and loved the Mix Master. Both were stars in their tiny firmament. They were on the faculty of the English Department at a smallish but well-respected university in Peterborough, Ontario. The academic life in such a small community was a tiny whirlwind of activity that mimicked the larger vortex in nearby Toronto […]

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The Seagull Poet of Butter Bay

September 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Feel Good, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Longing, Lyrical, Mood, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Poetry, Puns, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Uplifting, Whimsy, Wishful Thinking

In a vision, he’d once seen another seagull in a top hat dancing at the Trocadero. It was the most elegant thing ever. He became entranced by imagery and longed to give expression to his own special voice. There was no doubt, he was a poet at heart.   That’s what his girlfriend, Sandy Barr, told him. Never […]

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