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Kris Rothstein

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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

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Jeremy Bruneel

"And if you haven’t yet learned which colour you are, it shouldn’t matter, one tends to think." more

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Another classic story from Geist's 20th Anniversary Collector's Issue. more

Short Stories

Michel Lambeth's photo of Milton Acorn brings back memories of dancing, love poetry and a revolution. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

When I was living in New York in the 1960s, almost everyone I knew was walking or running to the office of some psychiatrist. more

Dispatches 4 Comments

The Halifax mafia never had to sell cornpuffs to meet Morris' quota. more

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a painting by Soizick Meister

Honourable mention in the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest

In the home for unwed mothers, as she waits for me to be born, one word in Cree is spoken over and again in her head—macitwawiskwesis, bad girl. more

FACT

At the homeless shelter at the First United Church, Tavis W. Dodds learns the closer to the altar, the better the sleep. Winner of the 2009 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest. more

DTES Writing Contest

Men left women and women left men and it was all perfectly legal—even natural. more

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Winner of the 2009 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest. more

DTES Writing Contest

Sometimes my dad played cribbage in the evenings with Mr. Coward. They just sat there like two old men and drank rye whisky from juice glasses. more

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Third prize winner of the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest

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Flying Fish, a painting by Soizick Meister

Honourable mention in the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest

Second prize winner of the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest 2 Comments

First prize winner of the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest

I met Ryan at the smok­ing sec­tion before school. He had on his best jeans and a button-up shirt. Neither of them fit. He looked me over. Nice clothes, he said. Little tight, though, don’t you think? Better tight than too loose. Is that your dad’s s more

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 He has been called the greatest Bulgarian poet of his generation. Can one literary scandal bury his whole career? more

Essays

She opened her date book. One Post-It Note said, Pick up alfredo sauce and the other said, Have sex with a stranger. more

Short Stories

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Why did my history prof take off marks for writing that a certain general in history was “aggravating”?

Aggro, Prince George BC

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