The Great Game

Hockey season! For aficionados it’s the best time of year. For the players, it’s hard work, lots of sweat, and great fun. What more can anyone ask ….



ref drops the puck
backs away
from hacking sticks

home team
stick handles up the ice                                            IMG_1189 1.20.Emma on ice
for a shot at goal
goalie pounces

another face-off
away team takes possession
carries it to centre
defence trips   falls

home charges goal
shouts ‘YEAH’

WJHC_065_usa_czech_1up and down the ice
swinging sticks
hard    fast
a save    a cheer


thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner


About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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