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May 24, 2020 11 min

This episode’s short story, Tender Fruit, resonates today as people make difficult decisions about their small businesses and passions that they’ve pursued.

Tender Fruit is by Deepam Susan Wadds. Tender Fruit won The Writers’ Union of Canada short story competition for 2016.

The Writers’ Union jury said, “There's gorgeous writing here, especially the human imagery to describe the peach trees that Ditch and Allie must destroy.”

Learn more about Deepam Wadds and her writing at

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