Myth and its Use
Long before they abolished pennies in Canada, I’d always got rid of them. I’d leave them on a windowsill, or on a bicycle seat, or on the corner of a café table. It didn’t matter. But I especially favoured the outstretched palm of a green Buddha on St-Denis Street.
For a friend of mine at the time,
who took one path, me another
Sitting in front of the Aux Deux Marie café (which closed in 2014, after twenty years, because of a greedy owner), I observe a regular who performs his daily ritual of crossword puzzles—a venom swallowed in small doses empties existence […]
(continued from Part I)
Cries of terror brought Karem back to the reality of his precarious situation. The horsemen, who were responsible for the city’s massacre were moving fast in his direction. Mounting a startled horse, Karem fled, catching up with a family of merchants being escorted by some old soldiers. Their plan was finding […]
Whenever I linger in front of a certain used bookstore shop window on Mont-Royal Avenue, it occurs to me on how, many books that were once popular are gradually disappearing. This gets me thinking that perhaps an ark should be created.
As the weather warmed, I started taking long walks through Parc Lafontaine. I loved sitting on a grassy incline, that overlooked a small man-made pond that the locals were fond of calling Duck Lake. After an hour of contemplation, I continued my walk toward rue St-Denis passing in front of Départ en mer. The shop […]
(translator, Andrée Laganière)
It has been too long since the time I gave humans My commandments, and My angels are now complaining about too many infractions to My laws. Amendments have thus become necessary in order to allow My mortal creatures to properly implement My commandments.