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childhood

Tabatha Southey remembers the hardships her Barbies faced as she and her friends made them play Little House on the Prairie. Read more

Prose

Veronique Darwin revisits her childhood journal, from hearing ghosts in kindergarten to staring at hotties in grade seven. Read more

Dispatches

There were always things to see at the pond—tadpoles, leopard frogs, dragonflies—but that day we saw two boys, with a rifle. Read more

FACT

A childhood memory of crispy golden fries made during a thunderstorm. Read more

Prose 2 Comments

A review of Voyage Through the Past Century by Rolf Knight. Read more

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Kids with Coca-Cola, 1959. Photo courtesy Jill Mandrake.

On the merry-go-round, you just shouted out a des­ti­na­tion and all the kids pushed until every­one agreed we’d arrived. Read more

Essays

Another great comic from the Geist 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition.In kindergarten, 'normal' is loosely defined. Read more

Comix 2 Comments

Honourable mention in the 6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 9 Comments

From Scrapbook of My Years As a Zealot, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2008. Read more

FINDINGS

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. Read more

Short Stories 9 Comments

Most of our lives probably disappear from our memories, although some people remember much more than others. Read more

Interviews

First prize winner of the 5th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 15 Comments

First prize winner of the 4th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest

To Every Thing There Is a Season: A Cape Breton Christmas Story (McClelland & Stewart) is written by Alistair MacLeod and illustrated by Peter Rankin. Read more

Reviews

The invaluable Sheila Fischman, whose translations have become a kind of national treasure, has brought us another book by Michel Tremblay: Bambi and Me (Talonbooks) is a small memoir of Tremblay's earliest movie-going days in Montreal in the fifties Read more

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