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The Return

Someone is dead. Kat attends the funeral, but she sees more than just the deceased and the attending friends and family. She is angry,...

Change of Face

They say never judge a book by the cover! As much as I liked the close-up of actual Elephant Ears, I thought a photo of a girl with the...

Pickled Eggs and Assumptions

Don't judge a book by its cover. Never assume because when you assume you make an ass of u and me. And pickled eggs... is there anything...

It was only in the movies

In The Present we see the increasingly complicated relationship between Kat and Stacey. This story is probably the most disturbing of the...

Canadian Club

Canadian Club is a story about underage drinking. I can't say for sure every teenager has tried alcohol before they were legally...

The rooster- Through the Elephant Ears

"When I got to the end of the tunnel, I saw the gate of the coop open, hanging from one hinge, leaning against the silver mesh fence. I...

Superstition

"Birds," is my favourite story in the collection. I think I like it best because it is the saddest. That sounds strange to say (though I...

Ice, Ice, Baby - Vanilla Ice

I am sure most rural children had a favourite pond where they liked to skate and I am fairly certain hockey was involved on some level....

The Lord is my Shepherd

Paradise is the most religious of the stories and by religious I mean it has more references to religion than any of the others. Set in a...

From Away

The story New Girl, the third in the collection, was published in the literary magazine Carte Blanche (#29) in Montreal. Adrianne is...

Elephant Ears, Not the kind you think

Through the Elephant Ears is the second story and the title of the book. Elephant Ears were plants that grew up to ten feet high, with...

"Artistic talents?"

The first short story in Through the Elephant Ears is "The Offering." In the book's first short story we meet Kat, a ten year old girl...

Art and Words

“The waves were high and turquoise, heaving towards the shore and breaking white against the rocks on both sides of the small cove. The...

To start

Through the Elephant Ears This book is not a memoir. It is a fictional story of Katarina (Kat), as she grows up in rural Cape Breton in...