Cat's Cradle


Cat's Cradle


Winner of the 2012 Okanagan College 3 Hour Short Story Contest

$10 | Published April 2013.

5.5" x 8.5", 16pp. ISBN: 978-0-9867655-3-7.

At first Shane tries to ignore the talkative little girl he passes on his way home from school every day. He has no interest in her or the shapes she creates by twisting string around her fingers. However, after his friends play a cruel trick on her, Shane feels a sudden sense of responsibility for the girl, and the two characters start to weave tentative bonds of friendship.

In her story Cat’s Cradle, winner of the 2012 Okanagan College Three-Hour Short Story Contest, Samantha Wex offers a sensitive portrayal of isolation, abandonment, and our need for community.


Type set in 14pt Monotype Garamont and printed on Crane Lettra papers, then sewn and bound into a wrapper of Fabriano Tiziano.

Out of Print.


The production team from ENGL205 included: Chey Boyko, Shvaugn Craig, Marissa Fenkhuber, Jill Rowe, Brendan Tomlinson, Caitlin Voth, & Jason Dewinetz.


Samantha Wex has always had a great love of reading, which instilled in her at a young age a passion for writing.

She was born and grew up in South Africa, but later immigrated with her family to Canada. Traveling and languages are also great passions of hers; she speaks English, French and Spanish and would like to live on every continent. She currently resides with her family in Salmon Arm. After high school she plans to attend university and study writing, literature and languages.