Author Archives: Joanna M. Weston

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, 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...

The Last Hand

I seem to have been running round in circles and getting nowhere in particular this week, not sure if it’s the time of year or the weather, but I can only hope that what I’ve done, if anything, is right… … Continue reading

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Watching Snow

Be careful what you wish for! I’d been thinking we’d not had snow this winter with a vague feeling that we’d not had winter at all. We got snow this week! Yes, it’s pretty, but it does need to be … Continue reading

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Taller Than Five

And then there’s the fun side of living: watching a child standing tall, people dancing in the street, face-painting, finding the first snowdrop, all the small joys of everyday … TALLER THAN FIVE he balances on the wooden bench                         taller … Continue reading

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Curb-side

The dark side of the new year, with us always: those who struggle to keep body and soul together, the poor, marginalized, the unseen – until we really really look, open our eyes to understanding … CURB-SIDE yesterday’s torn newspapers                        … Continue reading

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The Literary Cat

Alice the cat has a mat on my desk. This so that she doesn’t sleep on my papers. She also likes to sit on the top deck of my stack of letter racks. As a kitten she used to sleep … Continue reading

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Breakfast

We all have different tastes in food, which is just as well. Breakfast foods are particularly important, perhaps for routine, caffeine fix, or just fun. I’ve had cold cereals, cold pizza (which I love), for breakfast but one thing I … Continue reading

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Old Photograph

Happy New Year to you all. It’s a time of looking forward but also of looking back; the year has rolled over and stored memories come back to haunt me … OLD PHOTOGRAPH the past opens at this tiny universe … Continue reading

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