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Stephen Smith


Stephen Smith has written for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Canadian Geographic, Outside, Quill & Quire, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Toronto and at puckstruck.com

The wind blows. The sun dwindles. The ice waits. more

Short Stories

Stephen Smith investigates the hockey lives of Barthes, Faulkner, Hemingway, which were marked by dismissal, befuddlement and scorn. more

Essays

Collected advice from hockey professionals, compiled by Stephen Smith. more

FACT

Lorenzo Sweet endured heartbreak, skittishness and strikes of lightening to become the greatest hockey player ever. more

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Honourable mention in the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

We have men on the slope and men on the ridge. In the gully, more men. Men on the main road wait for the men on the esker to move up onto the ridge so that they (the men on the road) can take their (the esker-men’s) place. Men hesitate and grumble. T more

Short Stories

Third prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Third prize winner of the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

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