Fiction Archive

  • Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Dark Diversions, John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti, then into […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #2

    Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Dark Diversions, John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti, then into […]

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  • Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: Will Ferguson‘s 419 Published by Penguin   First Line:  “Would you die for your child?” Last Line:  “He tried to speak, but no words came out, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #1

    Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: Will Ferguson‘s 419 Published by Penguin   First Line:  “Would you die for your child?” Last Line:  “He tried to speak, but no words came out, […]

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  • The dark ceiling looked impenetrable. Monkey looked down at the pile of bones next to him to seek a second opinion on this but none seemed forthcoming. To an outside eye, a pile of bones might be an apt, if literal description of the items next to Monkey. But to […]

    And Monkey Looked Up at the Stars.

    The dark ceiling looked impenetrable. Monkey looked down at the pile of bones next to him to seek a second opinion on this but none seemed forthcoming. To an outside eye, a pile of bones might be an apt, if literal description of the items next to Monkey. But to […]

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  • Salmon. The house was painted salmon. Too dark to be pink or fushia. It was salmon-coloured. With a white trim. Other than that, the house essentially look the same as the house five other five houses on the block. It was No. 6, next door to number 4. There was […]

    Painting the car

    Salmon. The house was painted salmon. Too dark to be pink or fushia. It was salmon-coloured. With a white trim. Other than that, the house essentially look the same as the house five other five houses on the block. It was No. 6, next door to number 4. There was […]

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  • THE EMAIL – Part 1 “I don’t know why people hate Mondays,” Winston said as he lined by the french fry truck on Pilot Street. The fry truck was well-known for 2 things. An impeccable cup of early morning coffee and their fragrant deep-fried chips. Winston stood just in front […]

    The Email – Part 1

    THE EMAIL – Part 1 “I don’t know why people hate Mondays,” Winston said as he lined by the french fry truck on Pilot Street. The fry truck was well-known for 2 things. An impeccable cup of early morning coffee and their fragrant deep-fried chips. Winston stood just in front […]

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  • Birthdays in the Durdle household came every two weeks. Or at least they seemed to. Ray Durdle was born on October 10, 1932. His wife, Ettie May, was born on November 5 that same year. November 19, 1969, Ray Jr, came into the world. Eleven and half months earlier, on […]

    The Birthday Parties

    Birthdays in the Durdle household came every two weeks. Or at least they seemed to. Ray Durdle was born on October 10, 1932. His wife, Ettie May, was born on November 5 that same year. November 19, 1969, Ray Jr, came into the world. Eleven and half months earlier, on […]

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  • Former Newfoundland Premier, Danny Williams, constantly returned items to Zellers in failed attempt to scam Club Z points. Bill Clinton made “friendly wagers” on outcome of Monopoly matches with daughter, Chelsea. Former Greek Prime Minister, Andreas Papandreou, alledgedly “not a fan” of acting legend, Anthony Quinn. 1970’s Canadian Conservative Leader, […]

    Political Scandals NO ONE Was Interested In.

    Former Newfoundland Premier, Danny Williams, constantly returned items to Zellers in failed attempt to scam Club Z points. Bill Clinton made “friendly wagers” on outcome of Monopoly matches with daughter, Chelsea. Former Greek Prime Minister, Andreas Papandreou, alledgedly “not a fan” of acting legend, Anthony Quinn. 1970’s Canadian Conservative Leader, […]

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  • Green was Winston Durdle’s least favourite colour and today he was forced to wear it. It was School Pictures Day and the only clothes his mother set out for him to wear were the ones he received last Christmas from Aunt Trefina who – without fail, forethought or consideration – […]

    School Pictures Day

    Green was Winston Durdle’s least favourite colour and today he was forced to wear it. It was School Pictures Day and the only clothes his mother set out for him to wear were the ones he received last Christmas from Aunt Trefina who – without fail, forethought or consideration – […]

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