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The resilience of nature and the eerie spectre of a post-human world. Read more

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From Sylvie's flood book

The Calgary floods left behind a stew of knee-deep mud, and waterlogged piles of couches, fridges, books, toys, artworks, chairs, carpet, drywall... Read more

Dispatches

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

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The dog turns his butt to the stinging spray and wind but my boyfriend and I face the water, watching the massive waves crash on the shore. We are drenched in seconds and we have to shout over the wind. It’s exhilarating. Read more

Dispatches

Only after the waters recede do marks of the disaster appear. Read more

Photography

Runner-up in the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest

The Central American vaction was all-inclusive, but she brought her own guilt, just in case. Read more

POETRY 2 Comments

Honourable mention in the 1st Jackpine Sonnet Contest. Read more

Jackpine Sonnet Contest 2 Comments

That’s what matters to me, these stories, you kick them up in the dust and they get inside you. Read more

Short Stories

It is morning. The woman on the ­radio said Hurricane Rita passed through in the middle of the night, but it probably does not feel that way to Boogie Augustine, who is drinking Bud Light in his white pickup truck near a gas station off the Interstat Read more

Prose

ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 

Why do you always write “such as” instead of the easier, quicker and more down-to-earth “like,” in a phrase with one or more examples?

 
—Theresa G., Greater Vancouver
 

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