Author: mbjshort

I am an aspiring author who loves to write and have published several short stories in magazines and newspapers. I have also written novels in various genres, excerpts from which you will see here frequently. I welcome other writers to contact me for the chance to publish their works and participate in competitions. I am also a member of the Wordsmiths group that meets in Alliston, Ontario and will share the spotlight with short stories and poems from my peers. You too can be one of my guest authors.

Procyon Christmas concert

Procyon Wildlife Sanctuary has decided to cancel the Christmas concert because of rising Covid numbers in the area. They will assess the situation in the Spring. Meantime, stay tuned for their online auction coming up soon.

New posts for Week of November 8th

Hello everyone,

Please check out the website for our latest stories and poems with a Remembrance Day theme. Also, don’t forget the news and current events to find out what’s happening in your community. Congrats to J.C. Kavanagh and let me know how you’re doing if you’re taking part in the NaNoWriMo event for this month of November. You can contact me at or reply to this blog.

Here is a website to check out

Hello writers. Check out this website – It’s a magazine that lists paid writing opportunities each month, along with other information. Could be worth subscribing to. Free subscription so check it out at least.

Scammer – beware

I’m sending this to all the ladies out there. I’ve been friended on facebook by a man called Nelson. I thought he was interested in the blog, but turns out he’s scamming women. I ignored him for a day and a half and he has disappeared from my friend’s list. If you know of anyone who is enamoured by him or someone like him with a similar story. Tell them about this. He is very convincing and sounds very loving.

Beware of messages from Gaseous GH. Name of Nelson who says he is a 4 star general working on peace keeping in Syria. Don’t friend him. He wants to talk to you on a chat site and he sends you religious quotes, tells you he is a widower and wants to find a wife because he’s lonely. His English is not perfect in his writing. None of it is real.

Visitors to the site

Hello everyone, I thought you might be interested to know that there have been visits to the site from America, Ecuador, China and of course, different regions in Canada. Keep spreading the news. Thank you all.

Blog for week of Nov 1st

New stories to read and listen to. Special mention to Mike Crompton who passed away very recently. Rest in Peace Mike. Don’t forget to check the news & events page. Lots happening locally and also a writing opportunity for flash fiction. Bren