Follow the Smile

I was too young to know that every country had one of those – airlines, that is, and the pretty ladies that went along with them, not to mention the dashing pilots. I was too young to even know that there were such things as other countries. There was Ethiopia, that was that. That was the world. … More Follow the Smile

Prompts: August 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #43: August 1, 2017 IDEA for setting: an Ethio soccer game week! (genesis of the story) The street busker, black contortionist in neon green leopard print bodysuit, who could fit himself into a box. Maybe I could use that…? Seems ripe for metaphor-izing. The giant statue of ‘American Gothic’. … More Prompts: August 2017

Prompts: July 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #35: July 17, 2017 …she’s the necrophiliac of the group, digs up the corpses of old boyfriends and tries to dance with them (get them to dance with her) again. Rather than start new relationships, that is. Not that she intentionally ‘started’ the previous ones. She ‘fell into’ them, though … More Prompts: July 2017

Book, Meet Home

Set in Toronto and Addis Ababa, against the backdrop of the widespread air travel disruption resulting from a volcanic eruption in Iceland, Daughters of Silence is the story of a bereaved and newly single Ethiopian-Canadian woman and her struggle to come to terms with her fractured family and her own traumatic childhood. … More Book, Meet Home