For all of his eight years Neo has been trying to grow wings. He's mastered the egg, caterpillar, and pupal stages, but the emerging from chrysalis is suspended.
'Butterfly as Metaphor', a new story by Heather Tucker
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Throughout an eclectic career Heather Tucker has gathered stories – from working as a nurse in Ethiopia, Columbia, France, Belgium and Northern Ontario, to her experience as a teacher, bereavement counsellor, public health and psychiatric nurse.
Heather worked extensively developing educational resources until discovering that playing with words was more fun than working with them.
She is the winner of the Writers' Union of Canada and Literal Latte short prose competitions, a four time winner of the WCDR Short Story competitions, a finalist for the PRISM International Non-Fiction contest, Malahat's: Novella Prize, Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction Prize, Open Season Award and Far Horizons Award. Her début novel, The Clay Girl, will be released October 2016.
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What a wonderful read! I love that the character development is so effective even in the constraints of a short story.Tuesday, 05 April 2016 13:18 Posted by Brian Tucker
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