Sarah O'Connor

Writer – Playwright – Cannot Save You From The Robot Apocalypse

I could think of no saint more appropriate for the first post on Surprising Saints then the one and only Saint Guinefort (Geen, as in green, four), who was in fact a dog. Yes, a dog. A greyhound to be exact! I first learned about Saint Guinefort from artist Jessica Roux’s Woodland Wardens oracle deck in …

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Nowhere, really I’ve been here. Unlike some times in the past, I’ve actually been doing a good job of keeping this site active. I changed the layout colours this year to something more me (though I do wish WordPress made it easier to customize colour themes. I pay for this domain, why can’t I customize …

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Wow, more fun announcements, look at me go! Anyone remember 2020? It sure was one heck of a year. Well, at the beginning of that year (before everything else happened) I found out my story “What Happened to Natalie?” was an honourable mention for gritLIT’s 2020 Writing Contest! It was very exciting because 1) I …

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You read that title right, my short story “On the Rocks” won in Dawson City’s Authors on Eighth Prose category! I found this out way way (way) back in August when Visit Dawson City’s Instagram posted this photo from the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour with my name (then misspelled, now spelled correctly). I hadn’t …

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Last year I entered Dawson’s City 2021 Authors on Eighth Contest. I didn’t win, which wasn’t shocking. I remember the story was a bit of rambling, me trying to process how quickly everything was reopening, my fears and disappointments and trying to understand what normal looked like now versus what it was, if I could …

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I love Midnight Mass. I haven’t written a post about it yet, vaguely mentioned it in a book review, but I’m still working on how exactly to say it. I have too many words and none of them seem good enough yet, but I promise you it’s coming. So why bring up Midnight Mass if I’m not going …

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Surprise!!! I found this out way back in January but have kept it secret for so long, but my short play Dead Serious won Rad[io] Shorts Scriptwriting contest and has been performed and posted on Spotify! Listen to it below, and check out these talented actors! Thanks to Kyle Billie and the amazing cast for giving literal …

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As you may have seen around here, I’ve been reading a lot of poetry. Well, not a lot I guess, but a lot for me. Since April is National Poetry Month, I wanted to push myself to read the poetry books I have. I tend to mainly read fiction, and one of my resolutions this …

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Could it be? Two weeks with a personal post? Could I truly be committing to a regular blogging schedule? Let’s not jinx anything. I’ve been having trouble finding topics that I want to right about. It used to come easier, was usually fueled by something that angered or upset me, something that made me feel …

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It’s been a hot minute, but I have a new post on Sartorial Geek! It’s about Turning Red, girl-centered coming-of-age narratives, and why we need more of them. Read all about it here!