Gallery

Gallery

A short story . . .     Gallery   It was Raymond’s suggestion. I understood art about as much as I understood Chinese, so I was never inclined to visit art galleries. I like the colours, I appreciate the skill; the talent involved. I understand that there’s talent. Well, most of the time—as Bob […]

Valley Trail – Tracks and Carver

Valley Trail – Tracks and Carver

When I was up at Nita Lake (near Whistler, BC) a few months ago I went for a walk along the Valley Trail. I came across these train tracks and found myself wanting to wander from the trail and follow the tracks to wherever they would lead me. Alas, I didn’t have enough time to […]

Youth

Youth

A boy wakes up to his reality.

Conversations with Family Members (and the Bits In Between).

Conversations with Family Members (and the Bits In Between).

    The mother (i)   My mother calls while I’m in the middle of editing a piece that’s to run in a tabloid. I pick up, because she’ll keep calling until I do. ‘Hey, Mam. I’m kind of busy.’ ‘I know, you’re always busy, can you just do something for me for a sec?’ […]

Kite

Kite

  It comes on slowly, gently at first. Afters years and years, after fears And arrears and tears.   It comes on slowly. And on a day like any other, The wind arrives.   And the kite is airborne.

In the Supermarket

In the Supermarket

In the supermarket I purchased a pound of laughter when the checkout girl hollered over the PA for a price-check on “asshole customers”   In the supermarket I purchased a kilo of Schadenfreude when I witnessed asshole customer fall over as he complained to the checkout girl   In the supermarket I purchased a tub […]

Born Quitter

Born Quitter

A man tries to quit smoking