Writing | Free Downloads

Below you'll find links to some of my writing available for free download under a Creative Commons license. The only thing I ask (besides what's stipulated in the license about sharing and remixing) is if you stage one of my plays, please, let me know--I'd love to hear about it (and, if possible, see it, too).

 

Daguerreotype

papreplates

This one-act play, which debuted at UBC's Brave New Play Rites Festival, was included in Toronto's paperplates magazine and is published along with the stills used in the original production. "Daguerreotype" uncomfortably follows a new widow to an innercity portrait studio in the summer of 1855.

 

Giving Head to Kyle Leung

Flashquake

A little flash fiction of mine appeared in the Alabama-based Flashquake, a literary and art journal for the briefest of forms. "Giving Head to Kyle Leung" started out as a writing exercise I use in my Story Structure course--the challenge being to write a complete story with predefined structural elements using a maximum of 200 words.

 

Losing Ground

The Prairie Journal

This one-act play first opened at the Walking Fish Festival in Vancouver and was published in Calgary's The Prairie Journal. "Losing Ground" follows a gay couple as they deal with terminal cancer, impending loss, and palliative care nurses.

 

 

Recursion

Tesseracts Eleven

Nominated for the Aurora Award, this science fiction/horror hybrid tells the tale of a ghost as she comes to terms with the circumstances of her death. "Recursion" was published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in their anthology Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction. The story was also featured in Spinning Whorl, did a run on Apex Online (where it was short-listed in their first annual short fiction contest), and was on the reading list for the University of Toronto's ENG237H1S: Science Fiction course. It's even appeared as "Recurrencia" on the Argentinian-based webzine Revista Axxón (translated into Spanish by Pablo Martínez Burkett).

 

Zebra

Sport Literate

My poem about hockey referees first appeared in Sport Literate, a Chicago-based literary journal focusing on "honest reflections on life's leisurely diversions" (it's been published again in Between the Lines: A Journal of Hockey Literature from the University of Saskatchewan). A student once told me she'd sent this poem to the parents of her son's hockey team--which both gladdened and saddened me (read the poem, you'll see why I'm disappointed she felt she needed to share it).