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Elves Don’t Fall in Love

Cause for concern: The other night, my twelve year old niece was on her ipod touch, every free minute she had. Cause for relief: She was just reading. Cause for concern: She was reading fan fiction. I explained to my … Continue reading

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Everyday Words

I grew up in a middle-class neighbourhood in west Edmonton. Our split-level house, painted white with black trim, gleamed when the sparkly glass bits embedded in the stucco reflected our bright Albertan sun. The house carried all the same characteristics of those in my … Continue reading

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To a better future …

“Really? You write fantasy and science fiction?” I get that a lot. I’m not sure what it is – because I’m a woman? Because I’m Filipino? Because I look like I’d rather be reading Jane Austen? (which I also love). … Continue reading

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I see them, Harry Potter

In the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling introduced the concept of Thestrals. Thestrals were creatures that could only be seen by those who had witnessed or touched by death. And of course, to those who haven’t been touched by death, Thestrals … Continue reading

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Ode: Collective Heritage

I’ve always grown up thinking of my home city as this little town in the middle of the prairies. Our population of one million people seemed so small compared to the busy cities all over the world. I remember looking … Continue reading

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