Fiction. Losing a loved one to addiction and the unsurmountable grief that follows cannot be aptly defined by linear, literal description. In ONCE A STORM, acclaimed short fiction writer Janet Trull nimbly and thoughtfully depicts the loss experienced by a parent who loses a child. When there are no words that can do the heart justice and the waves continue to push and tug, the author offers up that which will not fade nor be washed away: the certainty of love.
Janet Trull is a freelance writer with a regular column in the Haliburton County Echo. Her personal essays, professional writing in the education field, and short stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and subTerrain Magazine, among others. She won the CBC Canada Writes challenge, Close Encounters with Science, in 2013 and was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in the short fiction category in 2014. Trull resides in Ancaster, Ontario, where she continues to observe the seemingly small town trivialities. Hot Town and other stories is her debut short story collection.Author City: ANCASTER, ON CAN