selected by Jacky Taylor

A Quiet Man

You should have had a raucous Irish wake, the kind you see in movies. A bottle should have been passed from mourner to mourner, each telling stories about you, ...

Little Pink Houses

He's late for school so takes a shortcut along the Bow River. Floodwaters have receded but the path is washed out in places, forcing him to jump to higher groun...

Grace

Every afternoon we would arrive at Manna fearing it would be our last. The apocalypse would come, we all knew. It was only a matter of waiting long enough. We w...

Lightning

After my early first marriage ended, one of my first boyfriends, a college writing instructor, told me he decided not to be a writer because he had seen an amaz...

Is Yours Now

So you see, I did born and raise four boy-children. Four! When they were small, everybody used to say to me, Leela, how you manage to get FOUR boy-children so? ...

Passenger

“Wherefore, unsatisfied Soul? and Whither, O mocking Life?” -Whitman, “A Passage to India” “Only connect.” -E.M. Forster, A Passage to India   Do y...