Every Novel Has a Soundtrack

by Terri Favro


Long-form writing is a lonely business. In a previous blog (“Writing With My Feet”), I talked about the role of the gym in my fiction writing (and preventing my shoulders from taking on a permanent slump from crouching over the digital hearth with my imaginary friends, also known as “fictional characters”). More...



Mushrooms Like Paper-Thin Memories

by Giulia De Gasperi


Evenings on Prince Edward Island already smell like autumn. On the boardwalk at the end of each day the air is crisp, and the wind caresses your face in anticipation of long sleeves and steaming mugs of chamomile tea and honey. More...



Pasta con Piselli 

by Christina Sforza

When I was six years old, I broke my leg. During the last kindergarten field trip of the year, I fell off a ledge that led to a fireman’s pole, missing the pole entirely and landing straight on the ground with a disconcerting thud. The days and weeks that followed the fall were traumatizing and life-altering, from the moment I had a steel rod drilled into my leg to the endless weeks I lay in bed until my broken femur slowly healed. More...



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The Darkness You Hold

by Linda Morra

Imagine this: you are twenty-four years old and you long to take the world in your fingers. It’s yours for the taking. You know it’s yours, as you lie wide-awake in bed to watch the dawn spread like wonder across the sky. More...



The Hog Slaughter: February 1862

by Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli


The hog is limp, having shuddered its last breath after a single blow to the head with a mallet. Gabriella and some of the neighbourhood women watch her father Lorenzo. More...



The Motorcycle

by Licia Canton


“Monsieur, Monsieur.”
      He could hear a voice far away. Then he felt a light tap on the shoulder. He opened his eyes not knowing they had been closed. MORE





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“Swordfish” by Francesco Licandro (San Pietro Clarenza, Italy) – Grand prize winner of the 2015 Accenti Photo Competition.



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