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The Ashtray

"I just had to pick up the phone and say, 'Bree, get the Ashtray' and she’d fetch the Buick from guest parking and pull up to the front door" more »

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Confessions of a Circus Performer

An excerpt from Moss-Haired Girl by R.H. Slansky, the winning entry in the 2013 International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest. more »

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A Noise in the World

Despite the distracting jewellery, the cleavage and the exercised bodies, we look in the mirror and say, What happened? By M.A.C. Farrant. more »

Short Stories

Overflow, Michael Levin

Lemke Overboard

A sleepwalking old man brings a community together in the waves of the sea. more »

Short Stories

Sweet Affliction

The documentary filmmaker, a jean-jacketed young woman with a silver crescent in her nose, wanted me to Share My Story. more »

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Circus Girl

Jenny didn’t have to run away to join the circus—it came to her. But not with midgets, bearded ladies or elephant men in tow. No sir, the circus had gone out and bought itself some style. more »

Short Stories

Malarky

Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield addresses the hardships of widowhood. "'Men,' I said. 'Naked men. At each other all the time, all day long. I can't get it our of my head'." more »

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"Gypsy Goat Woman" by Jake Genen

Show Business

A young girl gets a taste of show business by acting as Sleeping Beauty in a sideshow. more »

Short Stories

Members

Honourable mention in the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more »

Postcards

Another Ventriloquist

In this excerpt from Adam Gilders' Another Ventriloquist, a father builds his daughter a swan's nest, a ventriloquist revises his act, and a beaver terrorizes a neighbourhood. more »

Short Stories

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