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Creative Nonfiction Issue #72

Inconceivable   In Kansas City, Missouri, where I grew up, tornadoes are an uncomfortable fact of life. At least once every spring the sirens went off and we’d look up, like plucky wartime Britons scanning the sky for incoming Stukas. You’d think about what cover was available, where the nearest basement or ditch was. It […]

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Creative Nonfiction Issue #71

The Best Bad Girl “The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” George Carlin The best part of that night was the before. The anticipation.  I was a breathless 15-year-old, smitten with high school drama and risk taking, relentless in my nocturnal weekend prowls for adventure […]

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Creative Nonfiction Issue #67

Meet the Flintstones Our Cape Breton neighbourhood housed a middle school within walking distance of Cottage Road, and I use the term “walking distance,” loosely. It didn’t matter that we spent most of our lunch break walking in one direction or the other. It didn’t matter if it rained or snowed. What mattered was that […]