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Why ‘Eclectic Lights’? Firstly, due to the fact that I can’t resist a bad pun. Secondly, this anthology is eclectic in that it represents an odd collection of previously published short stories, most of which first saw the light of day as finalists of various short story contests, and light because I try to keep them that way. Nothing too deep; nothing too heavy. My stories are not written to preach, to educate, or to enlighten. They are written to entertain. Only that. Light.
But for those of you who like to see a moral at the end of a story I have included a few of my recent attempts to update Aesop by way of ‘Fables for the third Millennium’. Still nothing deep or heavy here, although they may cause you to ponder a little.
I hope that they will interest and amuse you, and, above all, I hope that you will find them entertaining.
Western Shore, Nova Scotia
June 2009 Eclectic Stories
Rob’s Cove : Toronto Star Short Story Contest Finalist, 1985
Our House: Toronto Star Short Story Contest Finalist, 1986
With Friends Like These: Toronto Star Short Story Contest Winner, 1987 There’s no use rushing me; I’ll remember in a minute: Toronto Star Short Story Contest Finalist, 1988
Tommy Delaney’s One Hundredth Birthday Party: Toronto Star Short Story Contest Finalist, 1989
Chicken Scoop: Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Fantasy. Mobius Books, 2004 Wired: Canadian Writers’ Journal, 2003
Redcap: Ontario ‘Scene of the Crime’ Short Story Contest, 2004 Gold River: Open Minds Quarterly, 2008.
The Dog Catcher of Innis Harbour: Bard’s Ink, Short Story Contest, 2004 Farewell Speech: Bard’s Ink, Short Story Contest, 2002
A Murder of Crows: Canadian Writer’s Journal 2003