Playing With Your Muse (short story) (2 of 2) by Leanne Dyck

You, the writer, continue to listen and I, the muse, tell you a story about an…

How a writer sleeps (short story)(1 of 2) by Leanne Dyck

Do writers sleep soundly? What makes them toss and turn? Who do they wake up for–too…

Book Review: Fox 8 (illustrated short novel) by George Saunders

This 49-page illustrated short novel packs a powerful punch. Buy this book I purchased my copy…

Emphasizing the ‘ability’ in disability (list) by Leanne Dyck

photo by ldyck When you think about someone who is disabled you may envision someone who…

Book Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

Milkman by Anna Burns is set in Ireland during the 1970s, during the time of the troubles.…

Annie (short story) by Leanne Dyck

What would you do to make a dream reality? This short story was inspired by The…

Book Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

Unlike many of the books I review, I’ve found it impossible to review Bellevue Square without spoilers. Sorry……

Baby Rescuer (short story) by Leanne Dyck

Do you judge a person before you get to know them? Haven’t we all–at one time…

Huldufolk (short story) by Leanne Dyck

Birth stories–some of us are given them; others of us have to find them. This short…

Book Review: Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore (short story collection)

Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore is tailor-made for a creative writing course. The collection could be…

Book Review: Bluebeard’s Egg by Margaret Atwood (short story collection)

photo by ldyckBuy this Book Bluebeard’s Egg is an ideal book club read. There’s plenty of…

Your Favourites: a short story collection by Leanne Dyck

photo by ldyck From 2010 to 2019, I’ve shared short fiction on this blog. Recently I…

Let the Sunshine in (narrative poem) by Leanne Dyck

It’s been a long, hard winter. Let’s court spring with a poem. ‘February 2019 on Mayne…

Book Review: A Wake for the Dreamland by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne (historical fiction) and interview with the author

Set in Alberta, Canada–and England and Italy–before, during and after the Second World War, A Wake…

Book Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (historical fiction)

Set in the 1800s, a time of great scientific and humanitarian advancements, this sweeping tale takes…