Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

I am a Canadian, originally from Ontario, and am now living in Calgary, Alberta. I have been writing for over 30 years and performed my...

I am a Canadian, originally from Hamilton, Ontario. I have also lived in Toronto, the Ottawa Valley, British Columbia, and am now living in Calgary, Alberta. I have been writing seriously for thirty years, been an active member of writers’ groups and performed my work in public numerous times. I have written more than 100 poems, many short stories, and am presently working on a few novels while participating in literary websites.

  • Joined: January 2008

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Extracts from my reading XVII

51. / Rex Stout, “The Father Hunt”, 1968 / He finally turned the eyes on Wolfe and said, “A fascinating occupation, yours, Mr. Wolfe. People come to you for answers as they did to the Pythia at Delphi or the Clarion prophet. But of course you make no claim to mantic divination. That is now only for charlatans. What are you, a scientist, or an artist?” / Wolfe was frowning …
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Extracts from my reading XVI

48. / e. e. cummings (1894 – 1962), “when serpents bargain for the right to squirm” / when serpents bargain for the right to squirm / and the sun strikes to gain a living wage - / when thorns regard their roses with alarm / and rainbows are insured against old age / when every thrush may sing no new moon in / if all screech-owls have not okayed his voice - / and any wave signs o…
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Extracts from my reading XV

45. / Christie, “Thirteen at Dinner”, 1933 / “… In you, Hastings, I find the normal mind almost perfectly illustrated.” / “I`m not abnormal, I hope,” I said. / “No, no. You are beautifully and perfectly balanced. In you sanity is personified. Do you realize what that means to me? When the criminal sets out to do a crime his first effort is to deceiv…
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Extracts from my reading XIV

40. / Tony Hillerman, “Skeleton Man”, 2004 / Chee shrugged. "I`m not a Hopi, you know, but we Navajos understand that Masaw is their Guardian Spirit of the Underworld. Sometimes he`s called Skeleton Man or Death Man because he taught the Hopis not to be afraid to die. Anyway, after the Hopis came up to the Earth Surface World, they say God made him sort of their guardian if I`ve …
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