Volume 2 : Issue 1



Lynn Pattison

In the distance, the Irvin's horn

Eagle at nine o'clock 


Donald Wayne Little

Winter Leaves


Gregory Loselle



Farida Samekhanova

Snow in Toronto

The Light of the Distant Star


Linda Leedy Schneider

The Day After a Lunar Eclipse



Laurence W. Thomas



Robert Haight

Six a.m. 


Miriam Pederson

King of the Mountain


Lynn Tremblay

The Train to Nipissing

Ed Woods

Writer’s Block


Destiny Dorozan

Lake Snow



The Train to Nipissing
by Lynn Tremblay 

The ticket agent promptly points his pen,
“Gate twenty-three.” I scoop my change. He bumps
my hand. I’m in the way. The Northland train’s
line lengthens. Not much time. A ramp. Some stairs.
The tracks. A suntanned hand hauls up my case.
A screech. A lurch. Then Union, Union blinks
and disappears. The morning sunlight glares
and flashes billboards. Bridges, condos crowd
my window, on the train to Nipissing.

Toronto’s skyline lags behind. Soon trees
outreach horizon lines. The golden birch
and crimson maple flame against the cool
blue spruce and emerald cedar. Rolling wheels
ride winding rails through ancient woods, forgot-
ten trails. We slow, then pause. “Relax,” I hear
the porter say. The train crawls back to our
last stop. Two sheepish faces disembark,
with strained apologetic shrugs. The por-
ter passes down their bags. Powassan bound,
the train resumes its trek to Nipissing.



Lynn Tremblay was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, where she still resides. Tremblay graduated from the University of Toronto in June of 2010, with an Honours degree in English Literature and a Minor in Professional Writing.

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