Author Archives: Victor

READING LOVE & SURGERY

Reading Dates Location Time   September 27 Calgary Loft112 7:00   September 29 Abbotsford Clearbrook Library 2:00pm – 3:30pm   October 3 Vancouver Massy Books 6:00pm   October 5 Victoria JB Coffee & Books 2:00pm – 3:30pm   October 9 or 10 Sechelt TBA TBA   October 20   Gimli Johnson Hall 2:00pm   Radiant

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HOW MUCH DOES IT HURT?

Comedy sketch for live performance by Victor Enns with Kevin MacDonald CHARACTERS: ANNOUNCER: Reads commercials running to centre stage & back ELIZABETH (BETTY) BROOKS: Game Show Host ESTHER WILLIAMS: Contestant 1 HARLYN HICKS: Contest 2 JIMMY BANG: Contestant 3 AUDIENCE HOW MUCH DOES IT HURT? STAGE DIRECTIONS: Music. Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass.  

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Jimmy Bang No Shoe Blues

JIMMY BANG’S NO SHOE BLUES (Alternate Version)* I’ve given up my cigarettes and whisky too I’ve given up my cigarettes and whisky too for pain, painkillers, pets and you. You know why I get mad, you know why I get sad; but I’ve stopped throwing tantrums, or dishes – that’s dumb. Barely have patience for

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MIRROR MIRROR

I crash my wheelchair into the dresser, my mirror jumps, sweeps the cds off the top of the stereo lands just so, not breaking, landing enough on the bed not to shatter, but shaking loose in the frame, with nothing to reflect except the spackled ceiling. My mirror rests, no more selves to see, nothing

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The Walnut Cupboard

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My mother is dying

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My mother is dying

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My mother is dying

March 4, 1998 Dad has taken Mom to the oncology clinic for chemo today. He has been improving slightly, and Mom was given some hope at the clinic yesterday, enough to continue her chemotherapy anyway.       Yesterday was a tough day for me. I woke early after a disturbing dream which could be interpreted as a

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My Mother is dying

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My mother is dying

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