A Map to the End of the WorldHis cane was a gentleman's weapon easily a century old, a simple cylinder of dark wood that concealed a narrow rapier of tarnished steel. He showed it to me one day in early autumn, in his apartment. It seems to me now that that day was when I first truly knew him, apprehended and understood him in full, as he handed the sword to me. I took it in my hands with careful reverence. There were roses and thornbushes engraved in the blade. Read more »
Patrick Johanneson writes science fiction and fantasy. His work has been published in InterText, Ecclectica, On Spec, Tesseracts 14, and Daily Science Fiction. He won the Manitoba Short Fiction contest in ’04. Other fascinations include website programming, judo (which he teaches), Canadian and indie cinema, and Norse mythology. He lives in Manitoba with his wife Kathleen.
Il sait parler français, mais… lentement. Il né s’en sert pas beaucoup dans sa ville.