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A Nickel a Bucket

Author: Laura Sturgeon

Release Date: October 27, 2020

Pages: 48

Imprint: RCN Shorts

It is the era of the Great Depression and apple picking season is coming to an end. Fifteen-year-old James Lemley and his family works tirelessly from sun-up until dinnertime picking as many apples as they can to earn a small wage, afford food and save up enough money for when it comes time to move on. But where will they end up next? When every year is a different location, a different farm, the Burchett farm is their only constant. Unfortunately, James is seriously injured, disallowing him to contribute to the family income. Is the Lemley family doomed to a life of continued poverty or will their luck soon turn around?

King of Dhamma

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Author: Huei Lin

Release Date: July 28, 2020

Pages: 24

Imprint: RCN Shorts

Partway through a silent meditation retreat, one attendee has a puzzling encounter with a dead man which shatters the monotony of his daily routine. When an old TV turns itself on one night and the dead man appears on the screen, a young writer’s reality starts to bend in startling new directions. His new companion preaches unorthodox wisdom that blurs the line between earthly pleasures and spiritual awakening— delivering a series of lectures that baffle and titillate with their straightforward love of sin. The young protégé becomes obsessed with this phantom, staking out the TV room at the end of each day in order to catch a glimpse of the elusive guru behind the screen. Their conversations are by turns playful and irreverent— and always thought-provoking. In the end, nothing is what it appears to be.

RCN Media Shorts

a new kind of reading

Wanna read, but don't want to commit to a while book? Try RCN Shorts. Short Stories that are less than 50 pages and cost less than a fifth of a full length novel.

A Kind of Seeing

Author: Shelley Penner

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Pages: 32

Imprint: RCN Shorts

Will Carrick, the son and heir to Laird Carrick, remains depressed and lost after getting blinded in a riding accident a year earlier. His grandmother, Old Anna, is a clairvoyant. When she tells him he must go on a quest to find a vocation, the idea of refusing never even occurs to him, though the prospect fills him with dread. She tells him he may take one companion with him as a guide. Will chooses young Sparrow, an orphaned stableboy new to the castle and essentially a stranger to him. To help Will on the journey, Old Anna has given him a talisman, a pebble she says will give him 'a kind of sight'.

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Women's Right to Smoke

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Episode 3: Season 1

Release Date: June 30, 2020

In the third season of RCN Media's hit show we take on the Women's Right to Smoke and the many plot twist that coincide with it. 100% Historically accurate. From YouTube: There was a time when it was against the law for women to smoke. They had to protest just to be able to smoke. Wanna know what's even crazier? Watch and find out.

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Haven Hold

Author: Shelley Penner

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Pages: 250

Daniel’s mutant eyes mark him in a future world where mutants are considered ‘devil’s spawn’, less than human, and fit only for slavery. With enhanced vision and hearing, Daniel has survived, despite a lifetime of rejection and betrayal. Hunted and driven into the northern wilderness, he finds security in a hidden valley where he lives a solitary life. One day, Daniel risks his life to save two holders and is given the chance to find true friendship at last, if only he can bring himself to trust once again.


Both Sides Now

Authors: Derek Hanebury, Vicki Drybrough & Libbie Morin.

Release Date: March 24, 2020

Pages: 176

Both Sides Now is a thought-provoking collection of short stories by Vancouver Island writers Derek Hanebury, Vicki Drybrough, and Libbie Morin. Ranging in time from the 1950s to the present, these stories will draw the reader in to the world of a boy and his younger brother who struggle to find the perfect gift for their ailing grandfather, a troubled veteran who tries to escape the past by settling in a small community, and a young girl who goes to the circus alone and encounters more than she imagined. From beginning to end, you will enjoy stories that are crafted with empathy and insight to give the reader a satisfying experience.


Afraid of Heights Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Joan Jedy

Published: August 19, 2020

IT’S FUNNY HOW many people are so trusting. Some walk with their heads down, eyes glued to their cell phones, minds oblivious to the people around them. They have no idea that someone may be watching them. Others have earbuds in their ears, listening to music as they stroll along. They have no idea that someone may be sneaking up behind them. And it is amazing how many people are so naive around heights. They stand on balconies twenty

Just Being Human Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: August 14, 2020

The Awards Here is the first chapter of Colton Nelson's Just Being Human Benson sat in the audience. Many people sat behind him. He was given a front row seat, but he didn’t like sitting front row. It drew attention to him. He hated attention. He much preferred being in the background: there, but not noticeable. The stage was freshly cleaned. Shiny, like Bruce Willis’s head. Who, as a matter of fact, was just a few seats to Benson’s left.

King of Dhamma Preview & Cover Reveal

The Online Commentary - Huei Lin

Published: July 14, 2020

Publisher's Note: RCN Shorts are a new kind of reading. Short stories under 50 pages and really cheap. We are pleased to announce RCN Short's first publication King of Dhamma by Huei Lin. Here is a free preview of that. (Find more RCN Media Shorts here.) “May all beings be happy.” The venerable S. N. Goenka squinted.

Virtual Vs Physical Writing Conference

The Online Commentary - Joan Jedy

Published: June 20, 2020

Last weekend I took part in my first virtual writing conference. I was both a panelist and in the audience for some sessions. I have attended physical writing conferences in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton and there is a definite difference between the two. In my opinion each has its own pros and cons . . .

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The Online Commentary - Shelley Penner

Published: June 19, 2020

Publisher's Note: RCN Shorts are a new kind of reading. Short stories under 50 pages and really cheap. We are pleased to announce RCN Short's first publication A Kind of Seeing by Shelley Penner. Here is a free preview of that. - Will brooded over his grandmother’s words as he felt his way along the hallway to a side entrance that led into the castle’s garden . . .

Haven Hold: Behind the Book & Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Shelley Penner

Published: May 23, 2020

I began writing Haven Hold about thirty years ago, at a time when my husband was laid off from the lumber industry. I thought if I could write a story worthy of publishing, maybe I could supplement our income. Loosely based on my favorite fairytail, Beauty and the Beast . . . .

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