Category Archives: Nova Scotia

SPIRITED AWAY

Five-year-old Finn Cleary, an irrepressible passenger on Titanic, has tough shoes to fill, trying to compete with his older brother, but his death delivers a tougher quest. Finding Finn’s lost shoes may be young love’s only chance to stay together. EXCERPT from ‘THE UNTHINKABLE … Continue reading

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TITANIC’S FLOTSAM

“The ocean is strewn with a litter of woodwork, chairs, and bodies.” – from the diary of a crewman aboard the Mackay-Bennett, a body recovery vessel – April 21, 1912. One hundred and four years today, the Titanic left the … Continue reading

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A STACKED DECK

Definition of a ‘stacked deck’ : to arrange things against someone or something. Not enough lifeboats meant the lives of 1,500 men, teenage boys, and women and children traveling steerage, were downgraded to the bottom of a list – a … Continue reading

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TITANIC’S ‘BELOW-STAIRS-WARE’

Things in a museum are more than artifacts. Behind each human relic is the ghost of a life. Plain, solid, cafeteria china for passengers in THIRD CLASS, otherwise known as ‘TRAVELING STEERAGE – AS ABOVE; NOT SO BELOW   EXCERPT … Continue reading

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TITANIC’S ‘UNKNOWN CHILD’

Behind 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 SHOES’ by V. KNOX – a Titanic-inspired love … Continue reading

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STARCROSSED CHILDREN

For a while Finn and Lacey were a pair of five-year-olds… then Lacey grew up. Two children on the Titanic destined to marry are torn apart when Finn Cleary perishes on April 15, 1912. Now Finn must rekindle their star-crossed … Continue reading

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THE ART OF BEING THERE

The old adage of walking a mile in another person’s shoes in order to feel their truth is vital. Authors do this every day. But what if those shoes were on Titanic? An author who writes about the Titanic must … Continue reading

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TOYS ON MARS

The lens of an underwater camera on a mission scans a bleak ocean-bottom landscape. Earth no longer exists. This is another planet. It’s hunting. It’s on a quest, exploring unfamiliar territory in dangerous waters. The brain requires bearings. Where am … Continue reading

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LOST BOYS

The movie ‘BIG’, the story of PETER PAN, and the novel ‘THE UNTHINKABLE SHOES’ share a common theme – boys who become trapped in situations where their emotional age is incompatible with their physical bodies. After being disenchanted or traumatized … Continue reading

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TITANIC – A SHIP SUNK BY FOOLS

An April sinking hastened by the ‘perfect storm’ of mistakes: ego, greed, snobbery, and mismanagement. Where were the binoculars for the watch? Who approved the number of lifeboats? Who gave the orders to race to New York? Who manned the … Continue reading

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