Mitchell Toews

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~ Mitchell Toews has been nominated for the XLIII Pushcart Prize by Blank Spaces magazine
~ Mitch's story, "Groota Pieter", has been accepted by the Pact Press (Raleigh, NC) for its 2019 anthology, "We Refugees". Previously published online and in print by River Poets Journal, Summer of 2018.
~ "The Peacemongers" will appear in The MOON Magazine's anthology, "Out of this World: The Best Short Stories from The MOON, Volume 1".
~ The story, "Concealment" is featured on Me First Magazine, June 2019 https://mefirstmagazine.com/
~ "Died Rich" has been published by Fabula Argentea http://bit.ly/DiedRichToews
~ The themed flash, "Cave on a Cul-de-sac" won Doorknobs & Bodypaint's "Hayward Fault Line" contest, Issue 93 http://bit.ly/CAVEhfl a
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Mitchell Toews Eva! Oba jo! I'm kind of a Mennonite imposter, though. My mom is a Plautdietsch master and she loves the language. Dad, on the other hand, was the…moreEva! Oba jo! I'm kind of a Mennonite imposter, though. My mom is a Plautdietsch master and she loves the language. Dad, on the other hand, was the third gen of, "English is the language of Canada..." believers, and so, our household lingo stayed uni. Except, thankfully, for all the rude sayings and funny slang I was taught by my awesomely sketchy-dietschy high school friends. Like, for example, how a really tall volleyball team was, "a bunch of vedaumt Schanzenfelders!"

My father-in-law's well-thumbed Wörterbuch (beautifully written by his Grünthal buddy, Jack Thiessen) sits always on my writing desk and lots of old päpanät nuggets work their way into the stories. Like some of the greats—Roth and Hemingway for instance—I just stick those words right in there, splinta noaktijch with no italics, no gloss. I try to lay them in a bed of appropriate context, but sometimes they are just a little reward for Plautdietsch Redna. Sometimes the translations are more fun: like "pepper nuts", "crack maker" or "it goes to hold out" (as a reply to "How are you?")

My editor is an English dude (Englander!) and he is fast becoming a Plautdietsch wannabe.

Cheers,
Mitch(less)
Mitchell Toews While hiking with Janice, in the fall woods, we talked about plot and characters. A novel set in the boreal, conceived in the boreal. A story from the…moreWhile hiking with Janice, in the fall woods, we talked about plot and characters. A novel set in the boreal, conceived in the boreal. A story from the understory? ;-)(less)
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