Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mrs. Santa Claus’s Dilemma

DECEMBER 25, 2021 – Santa watched his wife Jessica as she stared out the window sighing. He thought that she seemed to be doing that a lot lately. He said to her, “Jessica, you seem preoccupied lately. Anything bothering you?” She turned and looked at him and with a big sigh she said, ” Not… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mrs. Santa Claus’s Dilemma

Driving with Santa Christmas Eve

By Dawn Ford – All rights reserved. DECEMBER 18, 2020 – Claudette watched her bother as he stared out the window at the blowing snow. She knew him well. He was a year older than her, ten years old, and a very smart little elf. He left the room for a bit but returned to… Continue reading Driving with Santa Christmas Eve

Christmas in Hawaii – Fiction by Dawn Ford 122219

Kenny sat at the end of the long pier watching the tides sweep across the ocean, rushing onto the sandy beach. What was his father thinking? Christmas in Hawaii!! Kenny knew his father had planned the trip for his Mom to have a rest. She had been looking after a sick old aunt…but Hawaii?? No… Continue reading Christmas in Hawaii – Fiction by Dawn Ford 122219

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – FICTION – Joey the Christmas Elf

One Christmas several years ago, I received a gift of a beautiful Royal Doulton China rose. A little card with this lovely poem was with it: The Legend of the Christmas Rose: Long ago, to Bethlehem, came Kings from far-off lands- Bearing gifts of jewels and gold and myrrh in out-stretched hands. Lowly shepherds, from… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – FICTION – Joey the Christmas Elf

Wanna Buy a Newspaper? Turn Key Cornwall Regional Eyeballs – CFN FOR SALE

February will be the tenth anniversary of this newspaper.   That’s a long time and a lot of hard work. It’s resulted in over 1 million human pageviews monthly.      LINK Sadly, CFN never became the creative fount of positivity I envisioned when I started this venture in February of 2009.   You can’t do creative marketing… Continue reading Wanna Buy a Newspaper? Turn Key Cornwall Regional Eyeballs – CFN FOR SALE

Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge (FICTION) Her Name was Digger & You Better Watch Yourself!

It was the police that named her Digger. They said she was instrumental in helping them solve some major crimes. The clinical director of child protection services said that she “saved the lives of many children”, and the community awarded her the Community Service Award. But more importantly is the personal letter she received written… Continue reading Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge (FICTION) Her Name was Digger & You Better Watch Yourself!

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas By Dawn Ford 122517

  Trixie is a lovely German Shepherd and lives happily with Joan, Ted, their son Allan and Tobey, their cat. She is a good, gentle dog and only chases Tobey to play. Her main problem is that she likes to sneak out and run with her friend, Onka. Onka is a Collie and together they… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas By Dawn Ford 122517

Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge in Book Deal Talks 120717

Cornwall Ontario – CFN editor Jamie Gilcig is in talks with a Toronto publisher to option Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge. The book, about the experiences of a small town newspaper editor set in Cornwall Ontario who faces corruption, bullying, and racism;  has been a work in progress for several years and already has… Continue reading Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge in Book Deal Talks 120717

Sweaty Sweaty Fat Bat PT 1 by Jamie Gilcig FICTION May 31, 2017

His brow furrowed deeply as he concentrated at the spot on the old stone wall.  One day he’d have bushy brows, but today they were sweaty with concentration.    A feeble beam spiraled from his index fingers and bounced against the wall.   A bit of smoke wafted as his feet pushed into the old… Continue reading Sweaty Sweaty Fat Bat PT 1 by Jamie Gilcig FICTION May 31, 2017

The Chocolate Girl – Fiction by Jamie Gilcig FEB 28, 2017

  The Chocolate Girl Once upon a time, in a land far away, at the top of the tallest mountains, was a small village that grew into a small country where they had the biggest banks that the nastiest people could hide their money in. It hadn’t always been that way. It had started out… Continue reading The Chocolate Girl – Fiction by Jamie Gilcig FEB 28, 2017

Of Yellow & Gray – Short Fiction by Jamie Gilcig JAN 8, 2017

She had this amazing face; proud, beautifully handsome, with angles that showed shadows of pain and hurts that could never be healed. It stopped him cold, and took his breath away.    It wasn’t just beauty.  It wasn’t about beauty.   It was magnetically magical. He typed the words to her and she typed them… Continue reading Of Yellow & Gray – Short Fiction by Jamie Gilcig JAN 8, 2017

Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge – City Councilor Becomes a Police Informant PT 1

SURGEON So Mr. Johnson why do you want to have a penile implant? ROBBY JOHNSON That’s a good question doc.  I just want more confidence, especially in court. SURGEON You’re a lawyer? ROBBY JOHNSON Yes.   I’ve researched it and yourself, and I think you’re the man to do the job. SURGEON Do you have… Continue reading Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge – City Councilor Becomes a Police Informant PT 1

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford Edition 60 A CHRISTMAS TALE 2015

  One cold and blistery Christmas Eve, Santa brought his sleigh to a stop on the roof of a tiny house down the lane. The chimney was too small for Santa, but as you know, small or big, down the chimney he goes. Santa knew that in this house lived Laurie, a widow with six… Continue reading Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford Edition 60 A CHRISTMAS TALE 2015

FICTION: Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge Excerpt – She Done Him Wrong Wrong Wrong

CFN – She had a tragic yet beautiful face for someone so young.  She’d been a waitress.  A real waitress, not someone that had simply worked as one to get by.   She had that special quality that born waitresses have, like prostitutes.  She could put someone at ease while being dark,evil and only caring… Continue reading FICTION: Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge Excerpt – She Done Him Wrong Wrong Wrong

Santa And The Shotgun Festival by Roy Berger FICTION (not for the kiddies) DEC 18, 2014

CFN is proud of the written word and occasionally publishes short stories and poems.    Tis being the season we are sharing a work by former Cornwall Resident and Author Roy Berger.  Sadly another artist left our community leaving in us with barely much talent and for some weird reason too many haiku writers. Thanks… Continue reading Santa And The Shotgun Festival by Roy Berger FICTION (not for the kiddies) DEC 18, 2014

Happy Halloween! The Tale of Mikey the Goblin by Jamie Gilcig Pt1 – FICTION – Oct 31, 2014

Once upon a time in a land with meandering waters and a moderately tall stinky mountain lived a goblin named Mikey.  He had strange neurosis from being the shortest goblin in the village while having dreams of great things. He was noisy too racing around and chopping up other goblins and monkeys too.  The other… Continue reading Happy Halloween! The Tale of Mikey the Goblin by Jamie Gilcig Pt1 – FICTION – Oct 31, 2014

A Day Late. I Make my Announcment to the Public by Jamie Gilcig – Oct 28, 2014

I was supposed to make an announcement yesterday and delayed.  Frankly I wrestled with whether to go public or not, but after much thought and consideration I have decided to be go through with the announcement. Some may know that my background isn’t journalism, but screen writing. It was my birthday gift to myself when… Continue reading A Day Late. I Make my Announcment to the Public by Jamie Gilcig – Oct 28, 2014

Turning 50 in Cornwall Ontario – Looking Back Being Grateful Making New Goals by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Didn’t my mom and dad make cute babies? I turned the BIG 5-0 today.   It’s bewildering.  Frankly it kind of freaks me out.   The 31st of July has spawned some odd and strange people.  I share this day with Wesley Snipes and JK Rowlings; Evgeni Malkin and Ted Cassidy (Lurch… Continue reading Turning 50 in Cornwall Ontario – Looking Back Being Grateful Making New Goals by Jamie Gilcig

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