“I am not at all surprised that my father has come back to earth in the form of a grey and white cat. It suits him. Like all cats, my father cares nothing about me or my life.”
“Paul Farenbacher was involved in something called the Instinctive Nutrition Movement, a group who smelled their food and then decided to eat it based on their intuitive reaction to the odour. They used to eat live shellfish, he told me. Right out of the ocean.”
I was actually impressed by their efficiency. They’d demolished three floors in hardly any time at all. And yet. Even amidst all the chaos (there wasn’t a place to walk, because the floors were carpeted with everything we owned — all of our clothes, papers and provisions), there was one untouched element throughout the house.”
“The Guest Room”
Short fiction on CBC Books (for Canada Writes), Brief Encounters Series
The Journey Prize Stories 18, The Best of Canada’s New Writers, Selected by Steven Galloway, Zsuzsi Gartner and Annabel Lyon.
Collaboratively written chapter (with Heather Jessup) in At the Edge, a collaborative novel published by Unlimited Editions