Mitchell Toews

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~ Mitchell Toews has been nominated for the XLIII Pushcart Prize by Blank Spaces magazine
~ My new flash fiction, "Shade Tree Haven", is up http://www.iceflow.com/doorknobs/DOOR.... Always glad to be in any of Berkeley's 🐻 Pandemonium Press publications.
~ My story, "The Narrowing", goes live on https://www.scarletleafreview.com 🍁 soon.
~ See my INTERVIEW on Mennotoba http://bit.ly/MennoTOEWSba

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The letters in my Grade 1 Reader spoke to me–so clearly–each with their own distinct personality; letting me in on their secret kingdom. Fifty-some years later I'm all gristle and scar but those little letters still look up and wink.

I have been a baker, a milkman, and a truck driver. I've pounded nails and owned a manufacturing company. Wolv
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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.

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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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A group of artists gathers for a meal. They each bring two dishes, one edible and the other inspirational.


The first of them lifts the lid on a steaming Dutch oven full of exotic stir-fry. She is small, with fine features and possessing a direct, flowing gaze that makes each one at the table feel a personal connection to her before she even says a word.


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