Jamming Etiquette

Jamming Etiquette If it’s your turn to lead a song, here are a few tips: Pick a tune that’s easy for other people to follow. Announce the name of the tune, and the key. Don’t use odd keys, it might be easy enough if you’re using a capo on a...

Once Upon a Future: Earth

It had been seven days since they had found their double-hulled ‘cat’. It was nearly ready for the crossing and Sooley, feeling restless, went for a walk-a-bout in case she had missed something they could use. As his eye was still healing, she left Rufus with Peri and...

Chicken Coop Rescue

Chickens have few defences against predators. Roosters can attack with their talons, but they’re no match for the hunters that come in the dark. A good chicken house is essential to keep out night raiders such as mink, otter, raccoons, even rats in search of the...

A Hard Place

Stephanie lay on her back on the rug, hands folded on her stomach. Zack placed a silken tasseled pillow under her head. “You’re a remarkable girl, you know that?” “Not so remarkable.” “Oh, but you are.” “No.” “Yes.” “All right. How so?” She was looking up at him and...

Masks Off

Masks Off / Callia Banks When: 2020 Where: Microsoft teams chat Mr. Smith: I am adding a new classmate to 3rd year mathematics Adam S: Cool, what’s their name? Kamron J: Hey, I’m Kamron Johnson William K: Hi Scarlett R: Hey 😉 Adam S: Sup. Welcome to our class. Lily M:...

Pride

Pride / Hannah Large Across a room they stare, Their gazes lovesick and pained, Clouded with ignominy, Hidden; A love restrained Two best friends;  A duo only designed for Pillow fights and promises  And certainly nothing more Although In years prior This may have...

I Am From

I Am From / Lotte Pabst I am from cute ponytail and striped hair band From early morning birthday breakfasts with Nutella flowers and mule cakes I am from the Cologne cathedral, river Rhein and cable car  I am from daisy hair wreaths and competitive Easter egg hunting...

Misery Likes Company

  Misery Likes Company / Chloe Young I just wanted her to realize That she was not a good person The years rolled on And with each ticking day her soul rotted Liquid amber slid down her throat Drowning the sorrows, she couldn’t give to someone else Her head spun...

Painted Butterflies

Painted Butterflies / Perla Maria Francis Martinez One bright May morning Sophia was sitting out on the freshly cut lawn with her young daughter Page. Alex, her husband came around the corner with the weekly paper. “They lifted the mandate on masks,” he said with a...

Sharing his gift – the art of Dion Daniels

(Adapted from an article that appeared in Cowichan Valley Voice Magazine) When he set out on his artistic vocation some 15 or 20 years ago, Dion Daniels harkened to words of advice from his grandmother. “My grandma was telling me that I was given a gift. She...