Volume 20, Number 117, October/November 2017
Volume 20, Number 117, October/November 2017 WINNER OF THE 2017 FICTION - THE JEANNIE PARSONS PRIZE Blueberry Picking by Patricia Kitteringham
The bright northern sunlight slipped through the dark curtains shielding my window and nudged me out of bed. Today’s the day, no time to linger it seemed to say. I leaped up, wide awake. The first day of blueberry season was here at last!
I grabbed my clothes off the floor and scrambled into them, then tiptoed across the room. At the doorway I paused, tilting my head, listening. Nothing but the soft sound of the radio drifting upstairs from the kitchen.
Volume 20, Number 117, October/November 2017 WINNER OF THE 2017 LEST WE FORGET - THE DARYN TSUJI/SHARRON ARKSEY PRIZE Never Forget. Make It Fly. by Sally Wylie
Being part of the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster restoration crew gave me the opportunity to hear the stories of men who flew the Lancaster in WWII or had relatives whose father, uncle, brother flew with them. Occasionally there were stories of women who flew the Lancaster as ferry pilots, or worked at the AV Roe Toronto assembly line where they were made in Canada.