“Susan on the Soapbox” watched in alarm.
Winner of Alberta Views’s 2019 short fiction contest, by Rona Altrows.
The Caribou fled and vanished, the grey ghosts of the boreal.
Richard White and Ciara McKeown respectfully disagree.
Let’s renew the spring chorus.
Kenney VS. journalists.
Susan Wright (“Kenney’s First 100 Days”) is a lawyer with experience in oil, gas, petrochemicals and pipelines who writes the blog “Susan on the Soapbox.” She ran for Alberta’s Liberals in a 2014 by-election and lost, but thinks running for public office is good for the soul and you should try it at least once.
Trina Moyles (“Herd Memory”) is the author of Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World (U of R Press). Her second book, Eyes in the Sky, will be published by Random House in 2021. An MFA student in UBC’s creative writing program, Moyles lives in Peace River.
Rona Altrows’s “The Shave” is the winner of Alberta Views’s 2019 short fiction contest. Altrows, who lives in Calgary, has written three collections of short stories, including the 2007 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize-winning A Run on Hose (Thistledown), in which Amanda makes her public debut.
Linda Yan (illustrations for “The Shave”) is a freelance artist living on the Canadian prairies whose work is defined by whimsical beings and fun colours. Her previous clients include The New York Times and the National Post. Her dream is to one day own a lighthouse with a bunny and a duck.
by Roberto Rosenman