Selected Works

Short Screenplays

“The Riveters”: Fed up with her ‘lame duck’ status, The Upstart decides to face The Patriarch in a 1940’s feminist throw-down.

Winner, Best Writer, 2019. 300 Second Film Festival

Official selection of the produced film to over 40 film festivals worldwide.

 

“The Long Haul”: a Cape Breton Lobster Fisherman decides to fight cancer with pure stubbornness, much to the chagrin of his family.

Winner, Short Screenplay, Sunday Shorts Film Festival, U.K 2020. 

Winner, Best Short Drama Screenplay, Oregon Film Festival 2020.

Best Short Script Nominee, Paris Play Film Festival 2020.

Short Script Finalist, Chicago Screenplay Awards 2020.

Short Script Finalist, Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards 2020.

Short Script Finalist, Pheonix Film Festival, 2020.

 

“Old Fish”:  A macabre thriller about two grandmothers taking back the power.

Winner, Toronto LGBT Film Festival., 2018.

Finalist,  International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2020.

Semi Finalist, Shiver International Film Festival, 2018.

Official Selection, Upstate NY Horror Film Festival, 2018. 

Finalist, Zed Fest Screenwriting Competition, 2018.

Finalist, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, 2018.

 

“Skate Night”:  A nerd-comedy about an introverted skater girl who attempts to transition from online to in-person dating.

Winner, Toronto LGBT Film Festival, 2018.

Official Selection Toronto Vangard Screenwriting Competition, 2018.

 

“Prairie Zebras”: A historical drama about the relationship between a WW2 era farm wife and indentured Japanese farm workers.

Honourable Mention, New York International Screenplay Awards 2019.

Official Selection, Toronto Vanguard Screenwriting Competition 2018.

Finalist,  Writers and Filmmakers Competition 2018.

 

“Punked” (short screenplay) – A micro-comedy. Punk rocker Daryl attempts to save his marriage in the divorce court parking lot, but his wife Renee proves resistant to his well-hidden charm.

Official Selections:

Lost Sanity Film Festival, 2018.

Rock n’ Roll Film Festival, Kenya 2019.

Under 5 Minute Film Festival, 2019.

Berlin Flash Film Festival, 2019.

 

Short Fiction

“The Tooth Witch”: A mother on the brink must keep her cool in the occult shop for the sake of her delightfully unusual children. Finalist for Cream City Review’s Fiction Prize and to be published in an upcoming issue.

“They Comes on the Ice”: Polar bears and other beasts run wild on Fogo Island. Honorable Mention in The Room Magazine’s Fiction Contest.

“Madame and Yves in the Garden of Darkness”:  A comedic story featuring insect themed superheroes and the dark side of craft shows. Runner up in the Funny Pearls Humour by Women Competition.

“Whereupon the World Rears its Ugly Head”:  Sara-Mae types a real time transcript of her in-law’s betrayal. Published in Litro Magazine’s Comedy Issue.

“Female Jockeys”:  An uptight daughter dies inside as her mother misbehaves in a 1940’s speakeasy. Appears in Literary Taxidermy’s “Against the Bar” anthology.

 

Children’s Fiction

Serbian Dracula Mysteries:  Arsen investigates the case of his mysterious uncle in the attic.  Zizzle Magazine, Spring 2019.

 

Flash Fiction

Shayna’s Eulogy” – Shayna’s best friend mouns her passing. Winner of the Pulp Literature Bumblebee Prize for Flash Fiction.

“Bone Jacked” – A washed up disco king mourns his yesteryear love. Published in Into the Void Magazine.

“Gaping Hole” – A young girl embraces the sinister side of the tooth fairy. Winner of the 2018 Wilda Hearne Prize for Flash Fiction, Shortlisted for the 2018 Master’s Review Prize for Flash Fiction, Longlisted for the 2018 Bumblebee Flash Fiction Prize. Published in Big Muddy Magazine.

“Fingered” – Sofia attends her sister’s funeral and settles a fifty year old score. Second Place, Atticus Review Prize for Flash Fiction 2019.  Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019.  Published in Atticus Review.

“Class Party” – Kerri-Ann’s family aren’t up to the task so she makes her Halloween costume on her own.  Honorable Mention, Westchester Review Flash Fiction Prize 2019. Shortlisted for the Bumblebee Prize for Flash Fiction.  Appears in Spring 2020 issue of Westchester Review.

“Sheila’s Mine” – Sam attempts to deal with a workplace tragedy while continuing to care for her autistic sister. Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020, Shortlisted for the Millennium Sunshots award 2019, longlisted for the Bumblebee Award for Flash Fiction 2019.  Published in Aesthetica Magazine.

“Underwater Rescue”:  A child in the Intensive Care Unit tries to think her way out of a coma.  Shortlisted for the Pulp Literature Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize. Published in Reflex Fiction.

“The Long Haul”:  A terminally ill lobster fisherman decides to buy a new truck instead of dying. Longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Prize.  Appears in the winter 2018 Bath Flash Fiction Anthology.

“Door to Door”:  A woman’s ex boyfriend attempts to sell her a vacuum cleaner. Published in Blink-Ink Winter 2018 issue.

“Five Weeks of Life”:  A child is kidnapped from a foster home by his birth mother and loves every minute. Longlisted for the TSS Publishing Flash Fiction Prize.

“Somewhere Between the Sand Pile and the Disco”:  An eight year old girl decides to spend the day as a boy. Appears in Issue 6 of Cauldron Anthology,

“Norma’s Fire”: Two old girls burn the house down. Published in Talking About Strawberries All of the Time, 

“Dorothy Dances the Jitterbug”: A macabre life in 100 words. Published in Drabblez.

“I Love You, Sunshine”: One man’s undying love for the weather girl is revealed. Published in Drabblez.

 

Poetry

“Your Brain Awakens in a Jar”: Second place winner in the Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry’s Long Form Contest.

“Mustard Gas”: A contemplation of a discreet horror in WW2. Published in Pacific Review.

“Grief and Influenza”: A recent widow’s febrile hallucination. Published in Pacific Review.

 

Non-Fiction

“Letter to my Fifteen Year Old Self” (short creative non-fiction) – An exploration of regrets of past teenage transgressions.  Finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize.

 

Stage Plays

“Carlotta’s Choice” (one act play) – Angela refuses to accept her Nona Carlotta’s death and attempts to convince Nono that it is all a hoax. Workshop and staged reading – Woman’s Work Playwriting Festival, St, Johns, NL, 2020.