The Notched Wing

Helen Tara Hughes – Poetry, Fiction, Film, Phantasms

It Pays to Keep Fit and Sexy…

Today, riding my bike downtown, a bicycle courier just ahead of me, checked me out

he just stared – like he was surprised – so intensely at me that i looked down to see if i fallen out of my top

i looked up again in time to see him crash slowly into a parked car

I laughed right out loud.

Author: smallboy

Helen Tara Hughes is a writer, producer and actor. An award-winning theatre performer, she cut her teeth in classical and new work at major theatres across Canada, including the Stratford Festival. Her first taste of documentary work – a POV radio documentary for CBC’s ‘Outfront’ – gave her the documentary bug, and in 2009 she transitioned into Producing with the feature documentary, Goodness in Rwanda. As a writer, she has been published by Backofthebook.ca, Eros Digest, and TWISI, and has a book of short stories that will be published in the fall of 2012. As a filmmaker, she creates short films based on poetic writing. She moonlights as an Asst Producer and Coordinator for documentary, factual, and independent films, and is developing a slate of her own media projects for 2013.

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