Katrina Johnston

Katrina Johnston’s stories are featured at several online publications. She occasionally breaks into print, or is part of a shared anthology. She cherishes a variety of themes and characters. The winner of the CBC/Canada Writes True Winter Tale, she lives in Victoria, BC, Canada. Find her on Twitter.

Stories by Katrina Johnston

A Pillar of Truth

Illustrated by Allen Forrest

My grandfather, Bill Shuster, lied to my grandmother. I guess it runs in the family because I lied too. On a cool September afternoon when the birds fell silent and the grass still needed clipping, my 12-year-old son, James, returned home from school. I was trying to read. James asked about our family history. “An essay …