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The Mouse Trap by Victor Doxtator

Wendell sat on a log and blew an elongated cloud of cigarette smoke into the air. It disintegrated immediately, like a bomb blowing up. While Bert and Sammy chatted like squirrels, Wendell took inventory of what he accomplished today. Yes, … Continue reading

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The Three Mouseketeers by Victor Doxtator

Wendell raised the back of his jacket collar to shield his neck from the icy wind and snow. Two more blocks and he would reach the secret path that would lead to his hideout. Would Bert and Sammy be there? … Continue reading

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“Home” by Maggie Sue T.

As the heavy clouds erupt, rain falls from the sky A cold chill engulfs the night air The dampness declares war on the bones within The aches and the pain has attacked the body As the rain falls I can … Continue reading

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“Homeless” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Back stabbing is the game you play Destroying lives is your only way Evicting people from their home The streets is where you’d see them roam You pretend to care but that’s not true The only one you care for … Continue reading

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“A Woman in Time” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Tired, warn out face Salt and pepper hair sets the pace The fragile body that I see Respected lady, I do agree She lives alone, no one around A couch, two chairs is all I found A peaceful soul I … Continue reading

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“Trinket: A Sequel” by Victor Doxtator

This is a sequel to Trinket, which was awarded an honourable mention in the July 2013 edition of Grit Uplifted. Trinket was starving. His last decent meal was seven days ago. He wanted to get to the soup kitchen by … Continue reading

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“More Resources” by Alan Blenkhorn

It is kind of funny You can live without money It’s easy Come with me To churches with lunch and dinner You can even be a sinner Soup kitchens Salvation Army and the mission Helping hands They really understand If … Continue reading

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“As Remembrance Day approaches” by Maggie Sue Traynor

As Remembrance Day approaches, the time we set aside To honour and remember Our Vets with Integrity and Pride. You did your tour of duty and yet you still must fight, In honour of an agreement to protect our human … Continue reading

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“Why Are You Here?” by P.C.A.W.

How do I address the reason(s) for coming to Grit Uplifted? Yes, in the mid-1980s my family was homeless under the definition of ‘no fixed address.’ I paid rent on a storage unit for the big items and on a … Continue reading

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Save the date! – Grit Uplifted Magazine Release Event

We are pleased to announce that we have set a tentative date for the release of the summer 2013 issue of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing and Arts Magazine, so be sure to mark it in your calendar: When: Thursday, … Continue reading

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