The Perilous Realm Online

Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Four Will followed numbly as the toymaker led them to his workshop. The old man’s words had stunned him. Despite what he’d told Pendrake, part of him really did want to see home again, to escape away this frightening place and return to what he knew, even if he […]

The Perilous Realm Online

Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Three Rowen and Will hurried along the road, passing stone farmhouses with pale smoke rising from their chimneys into the air. The rain began to fall in earnest. Once a small dog darted out from an open gate in a hedge and trotted along with them a short distance before […]

The Perilous Realm Online

  Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Two The girl hurried on and Will struggled to keep up with her. The wind had risen and branches whipped into his face as he plodded on.  Finally, to his relief, the girl stopped. She held the lantern before her, and now it began to glow a soft, […]

The Perilous Realm Online

Book One: The Endless Road The Gardener, by Mary Wharton   Chapter One It was dark here, darker than it should have been, the boy thought. The trees were so thick he could no longer see the sky. The rain that had been falling earlier, while he’d walked along the side of the road, had […]

Fort Mac

“Fort Mac” a new story of mine, just published in a new Canadian literary magazine, Agnes and True.  This was years before the fire they called the Beast burned up half the town and the money hose slowed from a gush to a trickle…  

Bestiary

Bestiary, a sequence of short pieces about encounters between animals and humans, published in AGNI Online, was also featured in Hingston & Olsen’s 2016 Short Story Advent Calendar. Bestiary is an ongoing work which will eventually form part of a new collection of stories.    

Road Trip

A short piece titled “Road Trip,” published by Ariel Chart.

Taking a Year to Read The Lord of the Rings

    This year I’ve embarked on the project of reading JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by way of his own calendar of dates, as laid out in the novel’s Appendix B, “The Tale of Years.” Each day I read as much of the story as takes place on that date. (I like […]

The Rat Hole

    A piece I wrote about Edmonton’s legendary, long lost “rat hole” is now up on yegstoryhood.  

Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose has arrived on time

  Rutherford the Time-travelling Moose, my children’s picture about Edmonton history, with illustrations by Amanda Schutz, is available now, from the Rutherford House website and at various locations around Edmonton, including Audreys Books.