Category Archives: Short story

CAUGHT part 3


CAUGHT – final. This post is a continuation from 2 previous posts with the same title, CAUGHT and CAUGHT Continued. The earlier parts narrate how a young woman, Shayla, 17 years old and a high school student, is caught shoplifting. Shayla … Continue reading

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The Publishing War


The world of book publishing is still in the hands of gatekeepers, but a war is going on, in a most civilized way. The people without whom a book can almost never be successful, used to be, and still are … Continue reading

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Celebrate at Fernando’s Taqueria on Cinco the Mayo


The photos above are of the Palacio National and the office of the Mexican president with the balcony from where El Presidente (up till now male, but that might change this year on July 1st)  waved his hand and shouted … Continue reading

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BIRTH OF A BOOK


Have you ever had a dream of wanting to write that book that’s in you—deep, deep down? Well, I did and I have. Not that it all came easy. No, it’s a whole lot of work getting a book published, … Continue reading

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Ebook baby


It looks like things are happening. My new baby is being swaddled as we speak and the last smears are wiped off her tiny head and off her sparse hair before presenting this beauty to the world.  No, not that kind of … Continue reading

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REJECTION LETTERS FROM PUBLISHERS


Writing rejection letters is an art form most writers know about from the receiving end, while trying to get a book published. I have received quite a few of those in my quest to find a home for my first … Continue reading

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COVER for On Thin Ice


Hi Friends and Readers This is a post about my novel. I have asked friends in the Netherlands to send me a photo that I could use for the cover of my novel, a collection of interrelated short stories with the title … Continue reading

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The Graying Of Canada


 The Graying of Canada. Prime minister STEPHEN HARPER announced last week while abroad that his government is planning a reform of our old age programs in anticipation of a difficult economic future.  He modified that statement already a few days … Continue reading

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The Sanctity of The Family


The Sanctity of the Family. What in the world does that phrase mean that is so often cited in political statements? This week an atrocious multiple murder that took place in Ottawa was in court and a verdict will be … Continue reading

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WITHOUT A HOME


WITHOUT A HOME     The perplexing thing is, that I never knew home until I left it.  I lost my sense of home when I emigrated. Before that, I knew where I belonged, who my people were and what my … Continue reading

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