fiction

Contest winner | Shards

Congratulations to the 2019 Martlet Summer Writing Contest Winner — Shards, written by Christopher Beck.

Fiction finalist | My Garden

Read the 2019 Fiction finalist of the Martlet's Summer Writing Contest — My Garden, written by Brianna Bock.

Ring: Winner of the Martlet’s Summer Fiction Contest

Ring, by Marley Sterner: Fiction Winner of the Martlet’s Summer Writing Contest  Whenever my father wiped the kitchen counter, his wedding band scratched against the granite. I’d watched him clean…

Brianna’s books: Two Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

How far would you be willing to go for a good cause? Set against the anti-logging protests of the ‘90s on Vancouver Island, author Daniel Griffin imagines a world for…

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for second year

The Victoria Festival of Authors will bring together writers and readers together during its second annual festival. The festival, celebrating local and national authors, runs for five days from Sept.…

How to Skin an Apple

My sister Abeline showed me how best to skin an apple, how to save the fruit, how to pull it off in one piece. Carve out the calyx like a…

Deluge

Winner of the 2014 Martlet Summer Fiction Contest

Occupational Hazard

Photo 1 Two sun-freckled teenagers stand in a grassy field. The boy, six inches taller than the girl, drapes his arm around her shoulders. A flash is reflected in the…