Purim may detail events from long ago....but humanity never changes.
"Cry of the Groggers" is a work of flash fiction published in the anthology, Solstice in Purgatory from Seventh Terrace.
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My contribution to this anthology of resiliency tells the stories of Abraham and Susan, two people who find each other while running away. He is going blind. She is suffering from a terminal illness. He can't admit to himself what is happening; she can't admit it to anyone else.
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It's the first night of Chanukah, and Natalie returns to her parents home after a prolonged absence. But as the candles burn low, past demons come to play. It's supposed to be the Festival of Light, but as Natalie confronts a past, there is only darkness.
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He tried being a man. He tried being a mouse. Today, he'll be a tree.
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In early 2015, as I was shifting from life as a touring actor in Toronto to a substitute teacher in Calgary, between exploring the city and trying to establish my career, I wrote for the blog, The Shakespeare Standard, specifically for their education section. While unfortunately, I was not able to balance these two concurrent events, and life and career was the priority, I was grateful to have the opportunity for my great passions (writing, Shakespeare, and education) to come together so neatly.
Here is my small selection of posts with the Shakespeare Standard.
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In Virgil's Aeneid, the hero Aeneas goes into the Underworld, as heroes are wont to do. Learning what he needs to learn, he and the Sibyl, his guide, come to two gates that would take them out of the Underworld.
There are two gates of sleep. The one, they say,
In honour of the hero's return through the gate of "false dreams", I submit in this collection of short stories tales of trickery and wonder: where the human will to thrive in a cruel world is tested against the mettle of six-foot pigeons; where our image-driven society crashes against a hermit's shores; where a guy down on his luck is shown just how small he is in the grand scheme of things.
These stories cast light on the search for a fulfilling life, but the light bounces off polished ivory.