Author Archives: prfire

Laurie Block Obituary & Celebration of Life Notice

In the final hours of August 29th, on his own terms and with a peaceful spirit, Laurie Block passed away.

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A Mariner’s Guide to Self-Sabotage by Bill Gaston

In Bill Gaston’s short story “Hello:,” the narrator tells us that, according to some Tibetan Buddhist teachings, guardian spirits called Protectors exist, whose “sole purpose is to promote our wakefulness”

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The Heavy Bear by Tim Bowling

The Heavy Bear is Tim Bowling’s latest novel and like In the Suicide’s Library (2004) its focus is on the ghosts of great male artists.

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PF @ 40 Part 4: Prairie Fire by Patrick Friesen

It took me a few years to get to know anyone in Winnipeg. I had arrived in 1965 from Steinbach, the small town where I was born, to attend university, but what was just as important as that education was the anonymity and solitude I craved.

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Children Shouldn’t Use Knives by Shirley Camia

Shirley Camia’s eleven spare, imagistic poems are so very slight—wispy, flickering at the edges of what children perceive and remember.

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