Category: COMx Contribution

I WENT ON A JOURNEY (A Photographic Fairy Tale)

I went on a journey, not knowing where to go.I first saw a tiger with a wound on his paw.I tried helping him, but he gave me a roarSo, I just kept going with a visible frown. A snake then saw what happened back there.She hissed and talked with great despair.“This is a dangerous road.…

“Empty Chairs” (A Poetic Photo Essay)

Unexpectedly, we were hit like a hurricane without warning. We never would’ve guessed it, five years from we are standing.Within months, we changed and adapted, Like a snake that shed but never left its skin. Slowly, we transitioned into a new way of life.We never really liked it, but choice is out of the question.Boredom,…

Backstabbing: Literally or Metaphorically? A Review of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train – a simple everyday journey that takes a turn for the worst into a tale of drunk dialing, anger and frustration, and a woman gone missing. The novel begins with three storytellers: Rachel, Megan, and Anna. Rachel fell into hard times when her marriage with Tom failed as he left…

Fairy Tales meet the Real World in The Grimoire of Kensington Market (Review)

From the first chapter of ​The Grimoire of Kensington Market​, I knew I was going to love this book. To start, the story is based in Toronto, which is such a beautiful city; secondly, like most authors included in the Lorenzo Reading Series, the author is Canadian. I don’t generally focus on where the authors…

Cli-Fi: Canadian writers tackle climate change with science fiction short stories (Review)

Anyone who prefers reading short stories or wants some light reading should try out Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change edited by Lorenzo Reading Series alumnus Bruce Meyer. A great thing about this book is that it is Canadian, so all the stories are based in familiar places like Toronto and Vancouver; some of the…