Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10am-4pm at Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay

AJ Terlesky et al


It all started with A. J. Terlesky sending us parts of stories. And the four of us wanting to know what happened next. And it being Covid times and A. J. being very busy. What if…. one of us said, eventually. What if we finished the stories ourselves?

A. J. Terlesky – A. J. is a published Canadian poet and fiction writer and a professional people watcher.

Heather Deane-Clark – Retired after 40 years of working in a wide variety of practice settings as an R.N., Heather continues to keep busy with quilting, fitness, card making, her friends, home, husband and two cats. Now she has added writing to her resume.

Nina Goodman – Nina, a Canadian immigrant, was fortunate to arrive speaking English, having recognized qualifications and no traumatic past. She enjoys living in a temperate climate, friendships, home pursuits and thinking outside the box.

Brenda Tee – Having been transported from the far East (Ontario) to the wonderland that is Vancouver Island, Brenda spends her time letting her imagination run wild. There are no rules on the coast it seems.

Susan Ward – Susan has been writing stories and poems since she was able to pick up a pen. This is her first collaborative effort. She has a fondness for cats, good food and good company.


Crazy Twists: Innovative Short Stories (Literary Fiction, Short Stories)


Ten story beginnings (by A.J. Terlesky) are set in a variety of times and places from historical to futuristic. Four other authors continue each story, creating a diversity of themes culminating in forty tales. Their imaginations birth a variety of genres, including mystery, horror, romance, speculative, magical realism, and realistic literature, thus rejuvenating the short story concept.


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