What We're Talking About in Issue 0202

by - Friday, December 01, 2017

Blank Spaces - December 2017
Blank Spaces Magazine: Blank Spaces - December 2017
Volume 2, Issue 2 - Blank Spaces is a celebration of Canadian talent, featuring the work of artists—writers, painters, photographers, poets, etc.

from the editor
It Takes a Village

flash fiction

You Can Travel the World and Never Leave Toronto by D.M. Kerr puts us in a chilly transit station, watching the crowds and imagining their stories.

The Strange Disappearance of Principal Morty Mollusk by Amy Holodinsky is a warning to educators to always stay alert.

Terry Moves by Jennifer Lavallee shares the experience of a child forced to relocate many times.


Love is an Adverb by Geraldine Mac Donald explores the beauty of female relationships and the hole left behind when a friend passes.

Double Heart by Sue Corke shares the story behind a piece of stained glass and how it saved the day during a destination wedding.

red solo cup

Interactions, Arguably Reactions by Sheri Falconer explores the power of our words, and the discomfort of misunderstanding. 

In her poems, Beholder and Exilic, Tanya MacIntosh shares a romantic and haunting perspectiveof the world. 

Sam Difalco reminds us of the bitter winter that sinks in when an argument is allowed to fester in his poem, Iceland.

story matters

Award winning author, Carol Ann Shaw, walks us through her experience with writer’s block in When the Well Runs Dry.

different strokes

Nigerian-Canadian artist, Jibola Fagbamiye, invites us to look at the various cultural icons              and ask ourselves if we would perceive them differently without their glasses in his vibrant Point of View collection.

fiction feature

A Tree Full of Crows by Rachel Laverdiere sits us down in the middle of a conversation between women exploring who they are, what they want, and why a cat’s perspective could be a game-changer.

make art not war

In A Conversation with the Art and Gun Club, staff writer Pamela Hopwood gets to know the ladies behind the artistic weapons of this rural group.

more than words

Meet the woman behind the lens. Pieces of Lorie Slater’s Toronto Transit series appear throughout this issue. See pages 2, 3, 10, 14, 30, 31, 38, 39, 42, and 43.    

write prompt challenge winner

From Frozen Torpor by Brian C. Austin lets us into the mind of a coma patient.

between the lines

Gail M. Murray brings us a closer look at the novel of Canadian author, W. L. Hawkin in To Sleep With Stones: An Edgy Urban Fantasy.

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