The Pianoman: Flash Fiction

The bell had rung.  The line had shut down.  The place was empty.  Artur did his rounds as he usually did.  Securing doors, turning on alarms, unplugging the toaster.  Then he’d sit and practice.  Two hours every night without fail.   He was going to be a famous pianist one day.  Go to school they…

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Niagara Events

Have an upcoming event happening in Niagara? Lots of excited travellers want to know what’s going on in Niagara each month. So fill out the form below to let Girl in Niagara know about your event and I will add it to my Things to Do posts here and on Instagram.

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Legends Estate Winery

On the shores of Lake Ontario in Beamsville sits 30 acres of lush vineyards. This is Legends Estate Winery. The vineyard is a stunning backdrop for a wedding with its lovely white gazebo overlooking the lake. Or imagine a picnic on the grounds with a Legends Estate wine in hand. The wine shop offers Legends‘…

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Poor Aunt Esther: Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday afternoon Ella Gitterman brought her Tupperware containers filled with delicious dinners and desserts for her aging aunt.  Poor Aunt Esther hadn’t left her house in 12 years. Disabled and penurious, Ella was her lifeline, dutifully bringing meals, helping with cleaning, shopping, and all the other things Ella knew how to do well.  Ella…

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Things to do in Niagara this November

Looking for some fun and interesting things to do this November in Niagara? Here’s a list of events that fit every budget and will keep you busy all month long.

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Badia a Passignano: Eat, Stay, Dream, in Tuscany

I sat alone in a white wicker chair in the backyard of an ancient abbey overlooking the Tuscan hillside. There wasn’t a soul around.  I swallowed. The kind of repetitive swallow that indicates a looming sore throat.  Is it really sore?  Will it get worse?  I swallowed.  Here I was on my third day of…

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Twilight: A Poem

The golden hour, coffee in hand Gentle waves shift the sand Twilight flows, the glare it mellows the lines on her face and the leaves in yellows Sun dips down over the hill Her hands at rest, her heart is still Peace is here 44 words, by chance. I’ve missed the last two Friday Fictioneers,…

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The Niagara Escarpment Makes me Smile

South of the QEW, high above Lake Ontario is the Niagara Escarpment, lovingly referred to as The Mountain, by Niagarans (I think that’s what we’re called) and Hamiltonians.  Although it doesn’t fit the description of a mountain, this beautiful geological wonder is essentially a cliff that runs from Niagara Falls all the way to Tobermory…

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Shots Fired: Flash Fiction

She sat slumped, her hands face up, resting in her lap. Their weight like sandbags, barely holding the tissue that she would use to wipe the tears that fell onto her arms. It was just yesterday when he was still here. His blood spattered across the court. Today they washed the chalk lines and his…

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Things to Do in Niagara this October

Looking for some fun things to do in Niagara this October. Here’s a list of fun, spooky, and thankful things to enjoy around the Niagara region.

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