WordCity Monthly, November 2020 Issue3


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert I wrote what will follow before the election in the United States was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I'm tempted to delete and replace it with nothing more than this quote … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, November 2020 Issue3

Satire by Anne Sorbie, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Anne Sorbie A MODEST PROPOSAL For Sending Alberta Children Back To School Since there is a growing number of COVID-19 cases among the province’s school-age population, our proposal suggests closing schools immediately and forming a test group to better determine and predict future rates of infection. First, we highly recommend engaging in the test group, … Continue reading Satire by Anne Sorbie, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3

Poetry by Heidi Greco, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Heidi Greco Flyer We were grumbling again about the long isolationloud enough to trade complaintswith the tenant next door, her stamp- size balcony butting up to ours, neighbourlyenough, in the realm of concrete condos high above the world on the 21st floor  (privileged as we know we are), the oceanmerely blocks away, our view this spanof … Continue reading Poetry by Heidi Greco, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3

Gary Fowlie’s “A Covid Recovery Road Trip” Pt2, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue 3


Gary Fowlie   May 28 Covid Gramps and the Arrogant Millennial An overweight, out of shape young man is jogging. He stops and sweats all over the sidewalk on an uphill stretch of Edgecombe Avenue in Washington Heights. He wears no mask and shows no concern for this busy stretch of pavement, where other old … Continue reading Gary Fowlie’s “A Covid Recovery Road Trip” Pt2, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue 3