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1st PLACE WINNER: “Gums and Gauze” by Z. S. Roe

Happy to announce that my short story “Gums and Gauze” has placed first in the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) FIFTEEN STORIES HIGH short story contest. The story was inspired by a dream of my sister’s about a pelican plucking out all of her teeth. Chilling, right? Which got me thinking, and then (as tends … Continue reading

HOT DAMN #45 — Christmas!

The popular position to take, after all, is that Christmas just isn’t what it used to be . . . you know, back when we were kids. I mean, you can’t even say “Merry Christmas” anymore, am I right? Continue reading

HOT DAMN #44 — Movies

…I love movies so much that I frequently go to the theatre by myself. Actually, I sometimes prefer seeing movies by myself; company just distracts from the actual film… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #43 — Writing

Here’s the thing: I don’t want to be just any kind of writer; I want to be a paid, professional one, particularly a novelist.
And this, my friends, is where you crank up the volume on Supertramp’s song, “Dreamer.” I’ll wait… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #42 — GANG VOCALS With Your Family

four upstanding, highly educated, working professionals all agreed to hunker down in my basement, gather around a crappy microphone, and group-shout lyrics… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #41 — Corgi Love

That’s right. Back in the day, these cute little puffs of fur were used to herd livestock, as in 1,500 pound cows. Who be frontin’ now? Continue reading

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