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Cover image for "Spellbound".

SpellboundMarch 2020

“I’d love an apartment like yours,” Abigail said. She tilted back the last of her wine. “Be honest, though. Can you really afford this on your SPELLBOUND income, or is it your husband who makes the money?”

When MLM consultant Elena runs into trouble with her small business, her attempts to maintain rank put her at odds with her friends and family. Desperate for help, she turns to her those she holds most dear, only to fall victim to that elusive SPELLBOUND magic.

Modern RuinsFebruary 2020

Brad stares into the black vestibule. He sees himself in the glass of the interior doors and the throbbing builds in his skull. He thinks of calling inside, thinks of climbing through the small opening, but then the thinks about how much it would mean to Dawn if he could make it home in time to have one dinner with his family.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a weary husband and father indulges in an unhealthy obsession with the remains of the abandoned mall in his neighbourhood.

Cover image for the short story, "Hostages".

HostagesJanuary 2020

“You know I’m not okay.” He rubs the gunshot wound, scratches at it like there’s something inside that he can’t get out. “You’re not okay, either. You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t okay.”

While on vacation in Whistler, socially-anxious Erin reacquaints herself with a stranger from her past. Erin can’t help but find solace in the stranger’s company, but it’s in his embrace that the cold nights start to shake her and the chill of their shared history will eventually come to bite.