Hop-on, hop-off

I think of that day every time I ride the LRT and remember those conversations when I walk through a station. I notice what would probably be only a blur if we hadn’t taken that time to be curious, if each piece was not now invested with the memory of the voices of friends.


This piece is the result of the final prompt in the final workshop of a series I recently facilitated on the craft of description. The prompt had us first choose a mundane object from the rooms we were writing in, then describe an emotion as if it were that object.

Frozen bread

Another short piece from my workshop series about describing action. The prompt was related to pacing and using sentence length to alter the pacing of action.

Miss Patty

From my own writing prompt about describing people, a dance teacher came to mind even though I haven't thought of her for decades.

Hexagram 63: Water Over Fire

I read this piece at the WCC Ottawa Spoken Word Cafe recently. It's a poem from one of my own prompts. I've been playing with the Yi Ching as a tool for writing inspiration and when I threw hexagram 63, this poem came forth...

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