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"I fed an eight-year-old a hot dog that I’d dropped in the sink and then shortchanged him because we were out of five-dollar bills." more

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"My daughter has fallen in love with a professional hockey player. He refers to her as his puck bunny, which I have decided to find cute." more

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"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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Jan Feduck faces Frenchish food, vomit and guys from Ontario when her ferry from the Magdalen Islands is caught in a hurricane. more

Dispatches

"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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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

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Overflow, Michael Levin

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

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Maurice Sambert wants to write a book about authors' graves, but someone much more famous has already published one. more

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"Gypsy Goat Woman" by Jake Genen

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

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I use the thicker rope for hanging men. I don’t like to use the same piece twice. A fresh length each time and left on, disposed of with the body. more

Prose

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

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In this excerpt from Steven Heighton's new book, The Dead Are More Visible, a firefighter must decide what lives are worth saving in the heat of a four-alarm fire. The official line is that firefighters save people—but what about reptiles? more

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"We smoke, sometimes we drink, pop a few pills, eat peanuts, or suck on hard candy." Nine unambiguous short stories by David Albahari. more

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Insane, adieu. It's summer; there are letters every week. Soft petitions, loud refusals, the usual prayers and prophecies, weather reports, prose in several styles. more

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