Space Rover - Episode III: Ananke Ascertainment - Audio Version A free content multimedia project to create a science fiction situation comedy drama in the style of Douglas Adams or Red Dwarf; in this case as an audio production. Having been hired to find out why a colony on one of Jupiter's lesser known moons failed, the Captain is faced with a choice between restarting an ecological disaster or resigning his commission.
Fiction: Play, T, English, Sci-Fi & Humor, words: 7k+, 12/31/2017
Health-care Under Austerity Last December my girlfriend began experiencing discomfort after eating, which escalated over the next few months. In February she was found to be suffering from gallstones, necessitating a cholecystectomy. By March, she was put on the waiting list, but was saddened to find her surgery date set for next December. This is her story of pain under Alberta's cuts ridden health system.
Fiction: Biography, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 825, 11/12/2016
West Reopens Old Sores in Ukraine As the cease fire ended, and the peace process falters further, Ukraine descends further into bloodshed. Besides a possible larger confrontation between Russia and the West, the renewal of ethnic and religious skirmishes is worrisome enough. To anyone with a long memory this all seems too terribly familiar, and for me strikes a particularly personal note given my family history...
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Tragedy & Family, words: 933, 7/23/2014
Turmoil of the Great War A family perspective on the Great War (First World War) from both sides, both fronts.
Fiction: Biography, T, English, Tragedy & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 6/18/2014
Space Rover - Episode II: Ne Humanis Crede - Audio Version A free content multimedia project to create a science fiction situation comedy drama in the style of Douglas Adams or Red Dwarf; in this case as an audio production. Attempting to raid a derelict, the crew discover the reason the ship was abandoned, when a experimental upgrade stalls the Rover and makes Hologram turn inexplicably homicidal.
Fiction: Play, T, English, Sci-Fi & Humor, words: 6k+, 6/18/2014
3 Two Years – A Poem for Nichole A poem I wrote to commemorate the second anniversary of meeting my first real friend on this website, and my most consistent appreciator. P.S. Anyone else think it is odd that "poetry" is a selectable genre for poem stories? Is fiction a genre for everything else?
Poetry: Friendship, K+, English, Friendship & Poetry, words: 881, favs: 1, 4/8/2014
1 Gay Rights Must Remain Above Racialization The signing of a new anti-gay law by Uganda's president comes as one of many recent acts against homosexuals throughout Africa, following Russia which last summer passed a much publicized law banning propaganda of "non-traditional sexual relations". Condemnation of these repressive laws has been swift and justified, but are we in the West as tolerant as we would like to believe?
Fiction: Essay, M, English, words: 769, 3/29/2014
1 The Gainford Derailment and the Carbon Economy On the night of October 18, 2013 I was witness to a tremendous event. Around 1:00 am, a train derailed along the tracks lining Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) between the Seba Beach exit and the nearby hamlet of Gainford, Alberta. Carrying tanker cars filled with petroleum gas, propane and other flammable substances, the train exploded in a massive fireball. Recollection/commentary.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Crime, words: 1k+, 11/17/2013
2 The Perils of the Perils of Indifference A response to a speech given by Elie Wiesel in April 1999 on the topic of moral "indifference", countering the presented notion of the merits of foreign military interventionism. Written first as a school project, but later also published in Canada's People's Voice in the June 15-30 issue.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, words: 1k+, follows: 1, 6/30/2013
1 Space Rover - Pilot Episode: Undocumented Features - Audio Version A free content multimedia project to create a science fiction situation comedy drama in the style of Douglas Adams or Red Dwarf; in this case as an audio production. Discharged from his cushy job as an official transport captain, James heads to Pluto to buy a cheap refurbished spaceship, plus android assistant, ignorant as to what is lurking within the Rover's computer system.
Fiction: Play, T, English, Sci-Fi & Humor, words: 6k+, favs: 1, 6/1/2013
1 Dressed in White With Light An affectionate poem I once wrote based on a photo sent by an online friend. I removed her name for privacy reasons.
Poetry: Friendship, K+, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 496, 5/30/2013
2 To Make Worlds One of the essays I wrote for my English 30-1 written final exam in response to the story "Sky-High" by Hanna Roberts, and the general theme of life changes and changing perspectives. An examination on how my quest to create virtual worlds has driven my childhood, and yet how concrete things as an adult are never quite so enjoyable as speculative ones as a child.
Fiction: Biography, K, English, words: 877, 5/28/2013
3 The Choices in Inevitability Sometimes the hardest challenge to face is the one wherein there is nothing you can do to prevent the outcome, but you still have to do your best to do the right thing. A narrative response essay I wrote for English 30-1 on a topic all to searingly recent to me at the time: the death of one of this year's calves, and what we were able to do to comfort it on its only day on Earth.
Fiction: Biography, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 3/29/2013
3 Fear of Infinity In a Finite Existence The haunting drive to learn, endeavour and experience an infinite universe within a finite lifespan; or my obsessive streak manifest.
Poetry: Life, K+, English, Angst & Poetry, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 2/17/2013
6 Thank You All Commemorating my first anniversary as a member and uploader to FictionPress, I give thanks to all who have been a part of the journey and are now an indelible part of my life.
Poetry: Friendship, K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 4, 1/11/2013
2 A Rancher's Commentary My first commissioned work: a commentary on the life of an Albertan family rancher in light of the XL Foods scandal and other stress factors.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 1k+, 11/8/2012
1 An Albertan's Thoughts In reply to a newspaper editorial, a continuing left-wing analysis of the legacy of the late Peter Lougheed, Alberta's first PC premier between 1971 and 1985.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, 10/2/2012
4The Outliers » After almost a decade homeschooled on a remote farm, three brothers are grudgingly integrated back into 'normal life.' Meanwhile, someone else is trying to settle in as well, but instead finds herself drifting away from the median.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 5, words: 20k+, favs: 1, follows: 3, updated: 7/28/2012 published: 2/27/2012
An Eccentric and a Gentleman » This was my first ever original work: a convoluted tale a "hacker rancher", a rich girl who will not be, angry parents, a jealous girlfriend, a revealingly obliging shop manager, an abusive suitor and a rather creepy priest. Oh, and a bear cub thrown in for flavour. It was my first try, back in the day, so be nice!
Fiction: Romance, M, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 13, words: 14k+, 7/19/2012
2 Test Stress My second mature story, after Library Liaison, per audience demand. Just a little fantasy of mine that arose out of way too much studying and anxiety from my Grade 12 finals and diplomas. Warning: contains math.
Fiction: Romance, M, English, Romance & Angst, words: 8k+, favs: 2, 6/29/2012
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