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Mr. Maillard scared me from the moment he stepped from his red Chevy pickup. He stood six inches shorter than me and weighed sixty pounds less, but exuded tough son-of-a-bitch like cologne. more

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Joseph always told me, you belong to Newfoundland. Don’t call yourself a Canadian. You are an islander, despite an Alberta birth certificate. more

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"America. 2037. The country is a giant theme park. Cigarettes, alcohol, firearms and professional sports are outlawed." more

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"Nietzsche, for example, thought his pen was a hammer, but he may have been mistaken because German professors rarely did their own carpentry." more

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"I now know that every omelette, every angel cake, every soufflé, and every bucket of Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken brings us closer to a better, more intelligent world, where cruelty and pettiness do not exist." more

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Chapter 12 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines. more

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Chapter 7 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines. more

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The Boss lady wants the Wississauga Cable TV Community News team to loosen up, play the field and put on a show—the second installment of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines. more

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"You know what I think it's worth?" Goldie said. "Fifteen bucks for the frame." more

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VIFF 2015: Jafar Panahi's Taxi

The banned Iranian director films while driving a cab. Where is the line between drama and reality? more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

"She insisted that I write into your will that the funeral must not be held in the rain." "Whose funeral?" I asked. "Yours." more

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"I hate feeling sorry for people, because the world isn't perfect and I can't feel sorry for every unfortunate bastard I come across." more

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"How do people shake off the embarrassment of being themselves, ignore the distastefulness of all that is human and just get along?" more

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"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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First prize winner of the 10th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

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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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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

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Overflow, Michael Levin

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

Short Stories

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

FICTION

A soldier is shot and a preacher's wife abandons her virtue in narratives that blend fact and fiction. more

Prose

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