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

 

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

Winner, Toronto LGBT Film Festival., 2018.

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

“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

“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.

“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

“Chicken Lady, In Repose”: On cellulite and dining in bed. Winner, Connor Poetry Prize 2019.

“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

“The Town Hussie” (short creative non-fiction) – A reflection on sexual micro-aggressions. Second Place in the International Women’s Writer’s Guild Creative Non-Fiction Prize.

“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.