June 2013

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creative writing

About the author: Jenny Ferguson is a Canadian studying for her PhD at the University of South Dakota. She will admit sometimes she cries in the bath while listening to the original cast recording of Les Miserables. But she’s pretty sure that’s not the strangest thing you’ve heard today.

The Cake Man This is the life. And it’s not the sun, shining since morning. Not the cheap lobster or the conch burgers or the man who greets you from his fruit stand with a nod of his wispy straw hat.

Graphic by C. T. Miner

If I wrote home and said it was the green-eyed man and the dancing all night long and the cigar sunrises sitting in beach-chairs waiting for something to happen, and wondering why I was smoking a cigar I

would be tasting until dinnertime in the first place, it would be a lie. Postcards always lie. What has me in its wrath is a rumour I heard the first day I stepped off the boat, felt

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