GRAVE TOYSBehind every museum artifact is the ghost of a love story. Behind every love story there’s a hint of magic. Behind every lost soul there’s heartbreak and jealousy.

EXCERPT from ‘THE UNTHINKABLE SHOESby V. KNOX – a Titanic-inspired love story:

The expedition is a family tradition for Ma and me – a trip to the Titanic plot in the Fairview Cemetery. We wander down the outer paths but Finn hangs back. He doesn’t want to go near the marker for the unknown child. The one with all the toys. They’re soaked in rain and dust so they don’t interest me but visitors have left them for Finn. I go on without him and he calls from a long way off to come back or he’ll give me a smack so he will. I pick up a teddy bear for the unidentified child and tuck it under my arm to give to Finn.

“You’ve had enough for your birthday, my girl,” Ma says. “Besides, it’s bad luck. Childy childy… that’s grave robbing, that is.”

She takes the bear from me and sets it down but it won’t sit up straight and I bend down and pick it up again, all the while telling her it’s for the boy in the ground who’s standing right over there, so it’s not stealing. “He won’t come and get it himself,” I say, but she’s not listening. She’s far away, standing with her bare feet in the Atlantic tide, and it’s the fifteenth-day of April, 1912, all over again.


THE UNTHINKABLE SHOESby V. KNOX – a Titanic-inspired love story:


To be launched on or before April 15, 2016, the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. – GENRE: literary fiction / magical realism / paranormal romance

About Veronica Knox

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection. Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats. Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com
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