My colleagues in the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College and I put together an E-zine called Wordstruck during our second year, and I recommend giving it a read. There are a lot of talented people that graduated from that class.
Within Wordstruck‘s pages is a short story I wrote, called “In the Blood.” It’s a Weird West / Steampunk heist story with a twist ending. It is also built with an interesting story structure which switches back and forth between two time frames: the present moment – during the heist, and the past wherein the protagonist brings together his team.
Of “In the Blood” Steampunk Canada said, “This is FANTASTIC and far too short. Needs to be a full length novel.”
Get yourself a coffee or tea, and sit down to give “In The Blood” a read.
Back in the summer of 2014, Nova Scotia was participating in the public consultation period regarding the Hydraulic Fracturing Review Board‘s report.
As a resident of Maitland, Nova Scotia – an area targeted for high volume hydraulic fracturing operations – I felt it was important to write a response to an article, “Fracking choices need public view,” which appeared in the August 30, 2014 edition of The Chronicle Herald.
My letter to the editor was published under the title, Municipalities: act now, in the Voice of the People section of the September 2, 2014 edition.
You can view the submission in question, here:
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