This story was winner of the Vancouver Story Slam, September 2021 – Online Finale >>>

The “social distancing”, online version of Canada’s longest-running live storytelling competition.

Black Powder begins at 13:12

“As per usual, I’m running late … shoving clothes into a suitcase. My friend Kate boils tofu dogs for my hungry two‑year‑old, and her dad searches for my passport.”

  • writer & storyteller: Sara Morley
  • producer: Salvatore V. Barrera
  • story consultants: Deb VanSlet, Tory Russell
  • 6 min

What a deliciously chilling story! Wonderful suspense. You really captured the surreality and warped perception of the experience of living through a life‑threatening situation well.

– Susan Cormier, Producer, Vancouver Story Slam

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