Tag: humor

The Daily Toast I Forgot to Post: To Sweet Liberty

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Return of the Daily Toast: To the American Eagle

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The Daily Toast: To the Optimist

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In honour of National Poetry Month 2: Within this box of glowing white…

Within this box of glowing white I type, in pixels black, These words. I try to get them right, Yet still I feel they lack A certain something. Yeats I’m not Nor am I Keats or Austen. My forte, I would say, is plot: This scansion is exhausten’. And so, although ’tis poetry This month …

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In honour of National Poetry Month 1: I Tweet, therefore I rhyme

I TWEET, THEREFORE I RHYME Being a Twitterpoem cycle in honour of National Poetry Month 2014, with each stanza set off with pretentious Roman numerals, just because it’s more poetic that way By Edward Willett I In characters, 140 sum, I must Tweet out my heart, So that, for National Poetry Month, I will have …

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A Heartbreaking Science Fiction Film About the Uncaring Nature of the Universe

Directed by Edward Willett. Animated by Edward Willett. Sound by Edward Willett. An Edward Willett production.

My Aurora-eligible short story “A Little Space Music”

The deadline for nominations for the Aurora Awards, for the best Canadian speculative fiction, is just two weeks away (April 15)…so naturally I’m only now getting around to making my only Aurora eligible work of the year available online for potential nominators to read. Still, ’tis better to have posted the story and not be …

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The science of Rudolph’s red nose

Long-time readers of my column will be aware of how closely I like to keep tabs on aerotarandusdynamics, the shamefully under-studied science of flying reindeer. I am pleased to note that there has been a small but significant development in aerotarandusdynamics research this year, but before I get to that, perhaps I should recap some …

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Nice review of “A Little Space Music”

Speculating Canada, a relatively new blog focusing on Canadian science fiction, fantasy and horror, has a nice review of “A Little Space Music,” my humorous “amateur theatre in outer space” short story just published in OnSpec. It begins: In “A Little Space Music”, Edward Willett demonstrates his creative wit and humour. He plays on an …

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Saturday Special from the Vaults: Three Writers in Search of a Character

For two or three years, several years ago now, Globe Theatre ran something called “On the Line: A Freefall Through New Work.” Authors submitted scripts, which were given a staged reading. Below is the first script I ever submitted. It was a blast seeing it given life by the actors! Oh: the following contains scenes …

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Belated Saturday Special from the Vaults: Sonnet Sonnet

Delayed once more by festive cheer, I make my first post of the year! *** How serious are you, my poet friend, About the craft to which your heart aspires? Do your words borrow pain, and seek to lend Unto the world the vision it requires? Do you object to light verse as a waste …

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Bless me, Father Rhysling, for I have sinned…

Inspired by the column about science fiction poetry I wrote today for the next issue of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild‘s magazine Freelance, I have done something I rarely do, and committed the act of poetry; specifically, the act of science fiction limerick. An unpublished writer of rhyme Travelled three hundred years back in time. He …

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