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...

Just Another Indian – Warren Goulding

Author Warren Goulding reads an excerpt from his best selling book about serial killer John Crawford, and the ‘indifference’ of the Canadian media and public to the murders of the indigenous women he killed. Just Another Indian: A Serial Killer and...

Welcome to Valley Voices

We hope you enjoy Valley Voices, a growing collection of stories and poems by Chemainus Valley and Vancouver Island writers. The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society Writers’ Forum is committed to nurturing and sharing literature that’s connected to the...

The Children of Wondria

The story so far: Three children, Becky, Sammy and Nicky, live in a place called Wondria. It’s a place where all creatures have wings and can fly, and the children each have a flying horse. They are out for a day’s fun when they see a terrible storm...