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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (Book #24)

Have you read this book? It’s one of those ‘classics’ that always ends up on ‘books you should read’ lists but until a month ago or so I knew nothing about it apart from it being written by the very incredible and quote-worthy Angelou, and that it was one of those ‘you should read this’ books. 303 more words

Not Dying Was Easy -- Surviving Was the Hard Part (A Creative Personal Narrative)

Not Dying Was Easy — Surviving Was the Hard Part
by Jason A. Walker

I wonder sometimes what might have been if I’d taken my normal route home; if I’d swerved faster; if I’d not been driving on the spare; but, I didn’t, I couldn’t, and… 3,174 more words


On dumping a friend

One hot and muggy August, I fully enabled a knock-down-drag-out fight with a person whose ‘friendship,’ I felt, had dragged out much longer than it should have (it shouldn’t have extended past some bad, crescendo-reaching karaoke that took place shortly after I had met her a year-and-a-half earlier). 1,241 more words


Call for submissions: PRISM international

PRISM international publishes exciting, original, literary material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 2 to 6 months, depending on the time of year. 867 more words

Fiction Contests

Miriam Toews' 'All My Puny Sorrows': What Genre is it?

While Toews is by no means the new kid on the block, All My Puny Sorrows (or AMPS), her seventh published work, is the first of her stories that has come to my attention. 439 more words

All My Puny Sorrows