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“The Moon in Scorpio” out in Prairie Fire

Winner of 2012 Non-Fiction Prize

My story “The Moon in Scorpio” won the 2012 Prairie Fire Creative Non-Fiction Award (and was a finalist last year for The Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction Prize at The Malahat Review). The summer issue of Prairie Fire is now hot off the press and with it, my story.

The contest was judged by Jake MacDonald.

“The Moon in Scorpio” is an important piece for me. It tells the story of my friendship and relationship, at the cusp of adolescence, with a girl in my junior high school. In the story you’ll find the charming details of our junior high prom date, our mutual fascination with New Kids on the Block, and how our ongoing relationship changed who I am and how I see the world.

I’m honoured to have it recognized by Prairie Fire.

This is my third piece in Prairie Fire—they’ve published two of my short stories over the past few years. I’ve always loved working with the entire Prairie Fire team and have appreciated their support.

You can read a short excerpt of “The Moon in Scorpio” online, but for the full story, you can find the summer issue of Prairie Fire at your local bookstore or order it directly from their site. It’s packed with a lot of other great work, including fiction by Mark Anthony Jarman and poetry by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang.

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