The Book of Regrets – M.J. Gardner

Christmas Eve, 2014, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada When Craig came into the living room with two steaming mugs of hot mulled cider, Adam had already moved the small pile of Christmas gifts from under the tree to the ottoman that doubled as a coffee table. The room smelled of wood smoke and pine and now cinnamon and apples. A two-storey window showed the deep blue Lake silvered by the moon under a black sky. The moon, …

A question for M.J. Gardner

Q: If your writing style were a bird, what type of bird would it be and why?

A: If my writing were a bird, it would be (free-range) chicken. Chicken is a versatile food. You can smother it in slipstream, steam it with some Lovecraft, spice it up with horror and serve it with a side of suspense. You can use part or all of the chicken in dishes like BBQ short stories, novellas stuffed with cheese and mushrooms for a dinner party, or roast a whole novel for a more filling meal. No matter how you cook it, my writing is a good source of protein.


M.J. Gardner’s story “The Book of Regrets”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 January 2019.
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About M.J. Gardner

M.J. Gardner is a web developer by day, who lays in bed at night and wonders, what if….? MJ has an undergrad degree in English and Classics (Greek & Roman studies) and wrote her Master’s thesis on The Vampire in English Literature. She currently lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with her partner of 18 years, and her cat Zoom. She is also the virtual curator of The Suicide Museum (http://www.thesuicidemuseum.com/).

You can connect with MJ at mjgardner.com or on Twitter as @WebDivaMJ


M.J. Gardner’s story “The Book of Regrets”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 January 2019.
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