Author Archives: Ben Mitchell-Lewis

Feet Flying Over Stone: Part II

His name was Jean Moreau.  He was fifty years old and lived in Becancour, Quebec.  I know because I still have the newspaper clipping about him taped into a scrapbook.  Below I wrote “Tough day at the office.”  Reading the … Continue reading

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Feet Flying Over Stone: Part I

Another story from the archive; the mountains can be harsh. If it’s your turn to cook, the day flies by, but there is little time to enjoy it. Sometimes, the weather is ideal, but you get lost in the mayhem of … Continue reading

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Hooked on Halifax: Part IV

Angela and Heather urge us to explore Halifax more thoroughly before we depart.  We listen, but not too closely.  We both want to get home, so we bypass the busy downtown, and instead opt for a quick drive along the … Continue reading

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Hooked on Halifax: Part III

When I think of worms, I think of a robin yanking a fat night crawler up from the mud in my front yard.  I think of a bowl of stringy spaghetti and how it would look in my small intestine.  … Continue reading

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Hooked On Halifax: Part II

The forest is uniform and mundane—endless acres owned by paper companies, pine trees in perfect rows, awaiting their demise in some mill farther south.  For a while, we see more ATV’s than cars.  The road slowly unspools, and we pass … Continue reading

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Re-Entry

A long hiatus deserves a great post. Here is part 1 of a story that I’ve worked and re-worked. I like it quite a bit, hopefully you do too. This one is a tad long; I’ll split it into 6 parts … Continue reading

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While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has a unique style. If you’ve read him, you know this. If you haven’t read him, do so. I’ve read the bulk of his books at this point, and I was pretty glad to pick up While … Continue reading

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