Listerine Alley

I wish I’d taken a picture of the running shoes I saw this morning when I first poked my head through the laneway door of my studio.  They were women’s, black and grey with neon pink detail and sat side by side, tucked in towards the studio’s back wall.  A few inches away, somewhat hidden […]

A head of a man or woman half-submerged in lake water. An art teacher, who appears in a short story called Lake Forever by Maureen Paxton

An Art Teacher

Lake Forever It’s a sunny afternoon and I’m standing at the edge of a lake that seems to go on forever.  Around me are thirty young students; they’re waiting for me to teach the first class of a drawing course.  I’m not the least bit prepared.  They’ve strung themselves out along an impossible length of […]