Volume 18 of Red Magazine – The Island Storybook, edited by David Weale, highlights Island life and culture.
Here we go again, another volume of RED – number 18 – ready to set sail. If it seems like the stories are coming fast and furious, don’t forget, we publish three times a year now: First weeks of November, March, and July. The brand new volume, due out in November, is packed full of down-home storytelling fare; let me tell you a little bit about it.
You’ll notice we have marked the 100 year anniversary of the end of the first World War with an old WW1 photo on the front cover. Inside you’ll find several war-time stories, including “War Veterans That I Knew” by Kevin MacLeod, and “Dear Victor” by David Weale. There are thousands of war stories out there waiting to be told, and though they are rarely happy ones, they do need tellin’.
On the lighter side, first time RED contributor, Airson MacDonald, tells us about his experiences being born premature in “The One Pound Baby”. Doctors said he wouldn’t live past fourteen, but with some tender loving care, he surpassed that by quite a lot; he is now eighty-four years old and going strong.
Wayne McKinnon takes us back to the provincial election of 1927 and the great fracas over prohibition in his story “Wets Versus Drys”. Seems somewhat timely considering the recent legalization of marijuana.
Montgomery Gisborne has shared a story about his great-great-grandfather, Frederic Newton Gisborne, an impressive pioneer of early communications technology. The story “Who is Ellen,” however, focuses on the inventors wife, Ellen, who’s name to this day graces that well know Charlottetown landmark, “Ellen’s Creek”.
We’ve got a bunch of the usual suspect’s back to entertain you in volume 18, as well as some newcomers, and by golly, we might just get you in there someday.
Hope you enjoy!