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Non-Fiction Short Story Prose for Windsor U - The Divers ' Mummy Curse

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My Mummy Doesn’t Love Me: A True Prose Poem About A Diver's Curse. Three Down, Two To Go By Stephen Weir. November, 20. 2021 I have to ask you something. It is not like you are doing anything anyway is it? Besides, who doesn’t want to talk about hearses and modern day Egyptian death curses? Look at my back; do you see the tiny monkey? It may seem small but it weighs heavier than the Sphinx. It has been there for a decade and killed four dive buddies in a blink. Oh, this is the truth, but you’re not feeling brave? Call it a waking nightmare that comes from the wrong side of the grave. All of the deaths were underwater. All caused by a ghostly Egyptian mummy stalker. We were a crew of five standing in Cairo’s White Desert saddled with cameras, lights, and a pyramid of dive gear. Oh and guess what else? Ten cases of Molson Beer. We were to be the first TV crew to film a death ship deep down in the nearby Red Sea. Our dive boat was late; we had time to explore a pyramid with the tou

"Small" prose piece for my Creative Writing Course at University of Windsor about small things

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  Iceland's famous 24-hour hot dog stand    Never mind the rat. Bad things come in tiny bites By Stephen Weir Since this is the end of the term and you will have long forgot this 4-page story (oops) by January, I can shamelessly tell you about my bad habit of eating street food. No, I don’t mean an Island Patty from the food truck at the corner, I am talking about protein that has tumbled from someone’s mouth onto the road or a pet drenched lawn. I can’t help myself. I am always hungry and what tastes better than free food, even when you get it from the gutter? With me the 5-second rule is my life’s mantra. Haven’t heard of it? Author  Mel Robins  (The 5-Second Rule) describes it thusly. “Almost everyone has dropped some food on the floor and still wanted to eat it. If someone saw you drop it, she might have yelled, "5-second rule!" This so-called rule says food is OK to eat if you pick it up in 5-seconds or less.” To be honest, after a near death experience in Iceland I

The United Trinbago West Indian Association is offering scholarships for Caribbean Canada students living in Ontario.

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Five Ontario high school students will get scholarships in December. By Stephen Weir: Time is running out for Ontario high school students to apply for the United Trinbago West Indian Association (UTWIA) Scholarship Program. One month from today in fact! The Toronto based UTWIA is awarding $500 scholarships for f ive high school student with at least one parent who identifies as Caribbean, and who is about to enter a Canadian college or university. “The purpose behind this program is to support an underrepresented community and inspire Caribbean-Canadian youth to pursue further education,” says Tony Chankar, Chair of the West Indian Association. “Five students will be awarded a $500 scholarship, with each scholarship named after a donor.’ This year there are six donors; Bedessee Imports Ltd, Ena and Tony Chankar, Dr. Jay, the Soca Prince, Rita and Mahadeo Sankar, Laulit Rai and Unique Window Tinting & Detailing. To apply for the scholarships online student must meet a number of c
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BAD WEATHER DIDN’T STOP SATURDAY's MOTHERS’ PEACE MARCH By Stephen Weir: Last Saturday morning, when Louis March looked out his window and saw storm clouds over the city, he went into action, The organizer of that day’s Mother’s Peace Walk – against Gun Violence and recognizing the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Homicide, immediately to Social Media to let everyone know that rain or shine there would be a march down Yonge St at 3pm. Louis March, Founder of the Zero Gun Violence Movement, and one of the organizers of Saturday’s street demonstration, did indeed get the word out and later that day over 400 people, along with a group of motorcycle guardians took to the streets of downtown Toronto. “Bullets don't stop in the rain so there is no such thing as a rain date when our mothers are crying and our children are dying,” explained Mr. March. Mothers from across the city and province, impacted by the tragic loss of children due to gun violence walked, chanted and c