Three weeks ago Second Saturday Stories put out a call to the public and local author William Krueger answered. William Krueger works in charitable donation processing at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada by day and by night tracks down dusty old history books to read at the local library. He's written a few short stories mostly based on true events from those history books, one of which was published in The Northern Appeal and another in Bluing The Blade. After moving from the west coast of Canada to the east and then back out west as a child he ended up in Ontario to attend university. He now lives in North Bay with his wife, two kids and their dog. He spends the rest of his free time, which is mostly just while the kids are sleeping, adding to his music collection and watching Gilmore Girls with his wife Lisa.
William has provided two historical fiction stories to be featured in June. His work is immersive, vivid, and will hook the reader instantly.
The first story 'Sloop John B' is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the John B. Fraser back in 1883 on Lake Nipissing while it was taking loggers out to their camp on a November run. ‘Sloop John B’ can be read here You won’t want to miss this tale of nautical disaster.
William’s second story, which will be running on June 26 is called ‘Helpless, Helpless’, and it is based off of a newspaper article he read detailing an experience on a passenger train from North Bay to Timmins in the 1950’s-1960’s where the passengers experienced a UFO sighting.
As always, Second Saturday Stories is looking for local authors to showcase their talents and if you’d like to learn more about submitting material to the column, as well as submission guidelines, click here.
Writers may submit a story on the topic of their choice, or for those looking for a little inspiration you may submit a fictional story working off this prompt: 'it was the first snowfall of the year' The next deadline for writer submissions is 4:00pm on Wednesday June 30. Don't forget to send all submissions to email@example.com