Alison Garwood Jones

Chicago

Originally published in May 2013 in Blog

In my mid-twenties, when I could have bottled my excess energy,  I was presented with a choice: Chicago or New York. I weighed both options and chose Chicago. That runs counter to the narrative we’re used to for young women with vague dreams of writing. To arrive at that decision, I didn’t make a long […]

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Made in prison

Originally published in May 2013 in Blog

YOU: Whaddya in for? ME: I opted in. I pressed the button that said, “Create my account,” then I agreed to some terms I never read. YOU: Ouch. YOU: How long you in for? ME: Life. YOU: When did you do it? ME: Five years ago. YOU: Whaddya do with your time now that you’re […]

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Remains of the day

Originally published in May 2013 in Blog

I got a lot of moving feedback the first time I wrote about my mother, Catherine, in The Long Goodbye, published three years ago on this blog. After she died last Christmas, I expanded on the story of our relationship and turned it into a magazine piece for Glow Magazine. It’s in the May issue, on newsstands […]

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Future shock

Originally published in May 2013 in Blog

Shitty things can happen when good people do nothing. This is my interview with Story Board, the blog for the Canadian Media Guild and the Canadian Writers Group. The internet spreads stories, voices and awareness, when we use it well. The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #8 – Alison Garwood-Jones In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers […]

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