Hello Summer

Hello Summer!

The hot weather is back, and so are the bugs from hell. That means it is time to say “Hello Summer!”

Summer never has been one of my favourite seasons. I am, despite my Indigenous heritage, pale as hell. I mean pale to the point of being reflective. So I burn, I don’t tan.

I also hate the hell out of the bugs in this season. Because those assholes called wasps? Yeah. They’re everywhere. And no amount of medication for anxiety is going to make me like them.

Despite living in Canada, where I am gets muggy and breathing becomes hard. But I live here because if I moved to Australia, there would be snakes that could kill me, spiders that would give my husband a heart attack and more damn heat. Heat is my enemy. Hell, summer is.

So, I say “Hello Summer!” but also, please be kind. Please spread the sunshine out with some nice rainy days. Because we need rain to balance out the boiling heat. And while I love your longer days, the heat keeps me inside. It’s no wonder that my favourite seasons are spring and autumn.

Now don’t mind me while I go wade in the kiddo’s backyard pool.

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Amy has her roots in Miramichi, NB, but now lives in Ottawa with her husband, an adorable daughter, and many fur babies. Her greatest impediment to writing is Oliver, her red Siamese cat, who reckons paying him attention is more important than typing. Amy’s rock fiction about the band Torrent has even spawned fan fiction from readers who have read her chapters online. Her novel A Desert Song is currently available from major retail outlets and Amy is currently writing the follow up to A Desert Song, and the first book in the backstory about Torrent!

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