My review: To Pluck a Crow, The Hands Behind Shakespeare’s Pen is so pluckin’ intriguing!

I'm a massive Shakespeare nerd, or at least I used to be as a teenager, always with my trusty tome of his complete works close by. (I still have it, too!) Over the years, I had heard rumours questioning the authorship of those works, so I was really intrigued to read about Sue Taylor-Davidson's take …

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ID: Three cards. Ace of spades (mystery), 5 of hearts (open field), and 4 fo diamonds (beard trimmer).

Flash Fiction Challenge: March Results

And the results are in! Honestly, I'm impressed that anyone wrote anything for March. Hooboy, my selections were a doozy. And this is why I cannot play cards for money—if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all! Last week, I drew these winners: ace of spades, 5 of hearts, and the …

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A sunset on an open field, all dark browns, ambers, and ochres. Text reads: The Trim Reaper, A Mystery Flash Fiction, Cait Gordon

The Trim Reaper

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for March's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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Journey of a Thousand Steps: high-tech, intrigue, Ottawa

I wrote about meeting two authors from Renaissance Press when I lost my virginity at Ottawa PopExpo in November 2015. One of the authors I talked to was Madona Skaff-Koren, who wrote Journey of a Thousand Steps. She was absolutely lovely to speak with, and so was Caroline Frechette, who was also at the booth. After a delightful chat with …

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