Toews, Mitchell

Mitchell ToewsMitchell Toews, a fiction writer, lives and works and vexes his grand-kids in the Cascadia region on the West Coast. Mitch’s summers (and more) are spent at Jessica Lake in Manitoba in the windy intermingling between the top of the water and the bottom of the sky.

Besides his contributions to CommuterLit, Mitch’s short stories, “Nothing to Lose” and “Heavy Artillery,” both tales from the prairies in the ’60s, appeared on Fiction on the Web (UK) and his short fiction, “A Fisherman’s Story, ” a story of woe for a Canadian Mennonite in ’70s Mexico, appeared in Rhubarb Magazine issue 39.

Literally Stories (UK) published Mitch’s twisted yarn, “Breezy and the Six-Pack Sneaker,” as well as his nostalgic walk down a dangerous alley in 1932 Winnipeg, “The Fifty Dollar Sewing Machine,” and the contemporary tale, “Frozen Tag.” Most recently, LS presented “South of Oromocto Depths,” a story that charts a few leagues on the course to adulthood for a group of  Canadian teens in New Brunswick.

As well,  “So Are They All” won second place in the Fiction category of the 2016 Write on the Lake writing contest and appears in the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group’s semi-annual journal, Voices, Volume 16, No. 2. Mitch presented excerpts from the story during the Voices launch at McNally Robinson book sellers in Winnipeg, on November 20.

Reach him on Twitter: @mitchell_toews

CommuterLit posts:

“Encountered on the Shore”

“A Vile Insinuation”

“Without Reason”

“Gather by the River” Part One

“Gather by the River” Part Two

“The Rothmans Job”