WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4

Short Fiction by by John Ravenscroft, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


John Ravenscroft Crazy Gene I fear I’ll do some damage one fine day...' (Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years) When I was six years old my father went mad and attacked himself with a hammer. People don’t go mad these days, not like they used to. They have phobias and ‘episodes’ and … Continue reading Short Fiction by by John Ravenscroft, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3

Short Fiction by by Janice MacDonald, WordCity Monthly


Janice MacDonald The Piano The nuns were amazingly accommodating of her mother, a Protestant divorcee, who couldn’t get through traffic to pick her up till after four. Normally, girls at the convent school didn’t start piano lessons right away, but they called the music teacher, who ran her through some exercises, pronounced her musical and … Continue reading Short Fiction by by Janice MacDonald, WordCity Monthly