Like Sand Through the Hourglass…

January 2018

Like sand through the hourglass, so is the creative cycle of NQ. Our Spring issue copy deadline is just one month away…

BINGO

BY Jenina MacGillivray

Troy Gallant had curly chestnut hair, and he was tall. By far, he was the cutest and nicest boy in the neighborhood. He would never try to put the moves on you at the Laundromat while you were folding your underwear, for example.

Spirit Bird

BY Gary L Saunders

THE ROYAL CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, having canvassed the country for two years, had finally narrowed the search to Perisoreus canadensis, a robin-sized cousin of the raven and crow native to every province and territory and nowhere else on the planet. Unlike most of our birds, it stays up north year-round, nesting in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius. Hardy, smart, loyal and friendly – what could be more Canadian?

Hitchhiking

BY Andrea McGuire

It’s a tricky thing, leaving St John’s. And here, I’m talking solely in terms of travelling logistics. Sure, people do it all the time – they board planes, or maybe…