editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
The school year has ended, and summer is here. Crazy temperatures are being reported in some areas — we hope those of you in current hot spots are able to keep safe and relatively cool.
If you’re looking for some entertaining beach reading, check out Lifting Up Veronica by K.C. Ball; one of our readers has called it “a story I will remember forever”.
Best of all, you can find like-minded (or different-minded) readers to talk to in our community — come find us in your favourite social media places, and join the conversation.
For Canada Day (today, July 1st), we hope you enjoy “Oh, Canada!” by Torin Michael Johnson. We regret that we did not receive any Independence Day stories (not one, not even a bad one!), so instead we present “Reuben and the Roundabout” by Carroll Dale Short on July 4th in honour of Rube Goldberg’s 130th birthday.
Although no one even wants to think about Labour Day or back to school yet, we’ll be needing those stories from you in August, so now is a good time to get your ideas on.
July’s Table of Contents
|Jul 1||Torin Michael Johnson||Oh, Canada!|
|Jul 2||Jonathon Mast||Grounded|
|Jul 3||Robert J. Santa||Trope|
|Jul 4||Carroll Dale Short||Reuben and the Roundabout|
|Jul 5||Alisa Alering||The Same Song|
|Jul 6||Robert Searway||Portraits|
|Jul 7||M. Eigh||Oscar’s Ten Commandments|
|Jul 8||Baron Weiser||Genesis Novus|
|Jul 9||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Fire and Light|
|Jul 10||Gwyn Ruddell Lewis||Ice Cubes|
|Jul 11||Frances Pawley||A Question of Murder|
|Jul 12||Alexander Burns||For the Empire|
|Jul 13||Jessica Payseur||Statement of Art|
|Jul 14||Daniel Ausema||Hometown Hero, Gone for Good|
|Jul 15||Bonnie Ditlevsen||Queen for a Day: What She’ll Say Twelve Years From Now, On a Therapist’s Couch in Winnipeg|
|Jul 16||Yancy Caruthers||The Dark|
|Jul 17||Steven Woods||The Wreck|
|Jul 18||Y.N. Thom||Close Encounter of the Worst Kind|
|Jul 19||Michael Spenser||Requiem for a Soldier|
|Jul 20||Walt Giersbach||You Ain’t the Only Catfish|
|Jul 21||Joanne R. Fritz||Empty Hangers|
|Jul 22||Christopher Owen||Inferno Lost|
|Jul 23||Gary Sprague||Always Together|
|Jul 24||Shane D. Rhinewald||Idiot Robot|
|Jul 25||Lindsey Barlow||Filling|
|Jul 26||Kevin Rainak||Ties Stronger than Blood|
|Jul 27||Gregory Jeffers||Pilothouse|
|Jul 28||Stephen Duffin||The Scurrilous Aardvarks of Zephaniah Twinkle|
|Jul 29||John McLain||Pay Day|
|Jul 30||Peter Wood||Schrodinger’s Spat|
|Jul 31||Ian Florida||The Only Gifts We Give|