About Thomas Bauer

Tom Bauer has worked in television, researching shows for Discovery and History channel, editing pitches, and developing original concepts. He has written short scripts as well as several features. He’s had fiction and poetry published in Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Headlight Anthology, and in the anthology In Other Words: New English Writing from Quebec. His stories have been short-listed for the CBC Literary Competition and the Quebec Literary Competition, and recently accepted for publication in Numero Cinq and The Smoking Poet. He lives and works in Montreal.

First Love, 1983 (an excerpt from The Donkey Prince)

Toronto is a new city of the mind. I think it was Samuel R. Delany who said something about the way cities change, how going to one changes the one you’ve come from, changes it in you, and changes you at the same time. Maybe it was Ray Bradbury. From the bus that morning I saw Toronto for the first time, apartment complexes and office towers of glass and steel, cavernous downtown streets and the harbor with miles of urban … Read on…