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Melissa Fong: National Anthem: A poem; “Year of reconciliation? Prove it.”

A poem on our state of denial.

Melissa Fong: Once upon a time, there was a Vancouver Mayor who promised he’d end homelessness…

Once upon a time… There was a handsome young prince named Gregor Angus Bethune Robertson. He was a much envied prince. He represented his fiefdom, Vancouver-Fairview, for years before he, […]

Song of the Watermelon: Chimpanzee Literature

I appear to be becoming somewhat of a literary one-hit wonder (defining “hit” rather expansively, of course).

While most of my short stories continue to suffer delays and rejections (ain’t that the name of the game!), “The Assembly of Equals” has just received publication for a third time today — now in a lovely little e-zine called the Mad Scientist Journal. Please do give it a look-see if you have not done so already.

And worry not politicos, for this fictional piece about a primatologist who forms a democratic assembly with the group of chimpanzees she is studying, and