“Left & Leaving” – New Creative Non-Fiction in Ricepaper Magazine!

Ricepaper Magazine

A short memoir I wrote, longlisted this spring for the CBC Creative Non-Fiction Prize, can be found in the latest issue of Ricepaper Magazine, alongside exciting writing from the likes of Doretta Lau (shortlisted for the 2013 Journey Prize) and Madeleine Thien (author of Dogs At the Perimeter and Certainty).

“When I was young, we lived with my grandparents in Toronto. My parents slept in a windowless room in the basement, hidden behind the washer and dryer. My brother and I shared a bunk-bed, tucked into the bedroom on the second floor. There was a time, living there, when my dreams crept into the waking world.”

You can read the rest by finding a copy at your local independent bookstore, or by ordering one directly from Ricepaper: http://ricepapermagazine.ca/magazine-2/18-3-winter-2013/

#flashfiction: A short noir tale

I tried my hand at crime fiction and Shotgun Honey picked up this flash fiction story.

“Johnny wasn’t a deep thinker. But he burned hot; bright and reckless. He’d slam on the brakes going seventy, slide through a corner and scream my name so loud I could feel his voice ricochet around my ribs. The few nights he didn’t spend with me, he spent at the track, or in one of Callum’s card rooms. He was hooked on that moment before the clock started, or the cards were called.”

To read the rest: http://shotgunhoney.net/fiction/out-of-time-by-yutaka-dirks.html

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