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An Australian Maverick

“Bondi beach stop,” yelled the handsome bus driver in his smooth Australian accent.  I didn’t want to get off that bus; the driver was the spitting image of Tom Cruise from the film Top Gun, with his silver aviator shades and black tussle hair he gave me a slight wink as I gathered my backpack […]

Chapter 2 – Canadian waitress in Niagara Falls – The Main Act

She pulls out her note pad, her hand twitching as she wraps her fingers around the cool plastic. “A drink from the bar?” She tugs at her computer swipe card hanging from her white apron; pulling, twisting, unconsciously releasing her inhibitions. Catching his eye again she holds his glare, she feels the intensity growing in her belly, […]

Juicy Cayman 2001

What a juicy little island Grand Cayman is. On most maps you can’t even see her, she’s just a wee little speck in the Caribbean and her seven-mile beach is one of the most pristine places these brown eyes have seen. Georgetown, Grand Cayman is only seconds from the magnificent seven mile beach. In 2001 […]

Global Short Stories – On The Road To Mott, North Dakota by Diane Cacciato

Several years ago my husband, my daughter and I did a road trip from Vancouver Island to Ottawa to visit family. We made the decision to drive back to the west coast through the States, a drive that I had never done.  It was a pleasant drive for the most part, until we reached South […]

Wide Sardinian Smiles

The smiles are wide here.  They are full of hope and filled with laughter.  This, I learned at a traditional Sardinian family gathering.  There were twenty-one Sards, one Italian and one Canadian at this festival held a few mountains over from ours.  From the moment we entered the door with our ‘permesso,’ the radiant smiles never […]