Literature

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Growing up, Vera Valentine felt muzzled, suppressed and alone. She began writing her pain out at the age of 12, but the poet pen name Valentine would not manifest itself for another 25 years in 2013. Birthed from the author’s feelings of betrayal when her husband left her for another woman, and abandoned by love, […]

Hobbes in Search for Calvin

Hobbes in Search for Calvin

Day #1 Emperor Kuzco, Link, Princess Jasmine, The Joker, and there’s Waldo, but no Calvin. I didn’t know what to expect for my first time at this year’s Denver Comic Con, but I certainly anticipated finding my counterpart Calvin, renowned comic book author Bill Waterson’s protagonist. Upon entering the Denver Convention Center, I was surrounded […]

Shakedown

Shakedown

Eli had already been through the kitchen and the master bedroom, using only use his phone’s flashlight to illuminate his search; he didn’t want any of the neighbors to know someone was home. The house phone rang. Eli ignored the ringing and continued to rummage through desk drawers in the study. He found exactly what […]

The Dress

The Dress

The first time I saw my future school was on visitor’s day, August 1972. I would be entering primary one in the autumn as a five-year-old joining my cousin Jacqueline who was already well ensconced as a mature ten-year-old entering primary five. I’d like to remember that August day as being sunny and fresh, but […]

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