Sushi Grass in Paradise (a story)
by Holly Lee

(24) Things Birthday

As Mrs. Bento hurried out from No Frills to the mall every clothing store she passed by stood a discount sign board that ranged from 30% to 50% off. It is now deem "normal" for new merchandise to go on sale before the next season starts: cardigans, sandals, shorts, shirts and flip-flops. It felt like Summer already even though she just had her clock advanced by one hour last weekend. With all the discount hands smiling and waving at her Mrs. Bento was so tempted to visit one or two or, all the shops. Then a chill came over her as she recalled the temperature outside was still -2, and with her layers of clothing it would be clumsy to try anything on. Her mind was in battle, it is such a right thing - a Canadian thing to buy things only when they are on sale. Her attention was diverted when she passed by Hall Mark, one of the places she would shop for cards that bear a cat theme or cat illustration. It is always for Ginger, she would insist herself to believe. But in truth she knows it is an excuse to satisfy the joy of consuming. Since many forgotten years ago Ginger would receive a cat birthday card every year, and Mrs. Bento always surprised her with unusual finds, like Salma Hayek likes to surprise her fans every time she appears publicly by wearing something drastically different. Ah, a banana gown! Ah, a portrait of two cats applying yogurt face mask!.. Read more


On Table
A Private Viewing event of artwork by Tomio Nitto

A Private Viewing event of artwork by Tomio Nitto

• Date: (Saturday) August 10, 2019
• Time: 2 to 5 pm
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Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor

Drying Hands

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Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee

Madagascar (March, 2010) – The train deposited all passengers in Tolonguina; a remote village in the middle of the cloud forest, for the night. After a brief encounter with the mafia and a quick bite of local stew, we hiked up several kms to a paradise surrounded by clouds. We spent the evening bewildered by the panoramic view, almost impervious to the buzz and bites of elephantine insects vying for tourist blood.

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