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Impromptu > Pure Slush

In About All Publications, About Word Works on 02/23/2012 at 05:21

Unexpected engagements. Misleading social markers. When they coincide, they crack the solidity of my own taken-for-granted assumptions.  They raise questions and contain the potential to move me, transport me, to shift my perceptions.

My story entitled ‘Impromptu’ details such an encounter. It happened in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Here’s an excerpt:

It was one of those clear March days when dozens of crows line the branches above the stop and defecate on unsuspecting folk waiting for the southbound #3 — a typical 2pm in Vancouver at the corner of Hastings and Main.

The full story appears in Real Time—the nonfiction pages of Australia’s Pure Slush literary magazine. Here’s the direct link:

Impromptu

A special thanks to
Pure Slush editor Matt Potter.

A special thanks also to BluePrintReview for this #StorySunday accolade:

Do you recall any first impressions that concealed a story you never suspected?
Any engagements that cracked the solidity of your own perceptions?

VisuaLiving > What Do You See?

In VisuaLiving > Highlights on 07/19/2011 at 18:34

The challenge, I think, is to witness beauty at home. These days, I see it all around me.

Click links below for full images:

Waterfall 1

Flowers 1

Black White Black White Black

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This post is featured in the BluePrintReview blogzine just a moment.

Baby Hail

In MicroMoment Videos on 07/14/2011 at 16:53

In Vancouver, it rains. Occasionally, it hails. When it does, it’s micro-micro-micro-sized.

Langara Faculty Walkout Under Cherry Blossoms

In MicroMoment Videos, Random Curiosities on 03/26/2011 at 06:01

Details about the March 25th walkout and study session: HereHere / Here

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