RSS

short story

When deprived of sensory input, humans experience miraculous, spiritual things Read more

Short Stories

"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." Read more

FICTION 1 Comments

"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." Read more

FICTION

"She insisted that I write into your will that the funeral must not be held in the rain." "Whose funeral?" I asked. "Yours." Read more

FICTION

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

FICTION 2 Comments

Despite the distracting jewellery, the cleavage and the exercised bodies, we look in the mirror and say, What happened? By M.A.C. Farrant. Read more

Short Stories

91lemke-overboard385x300

Overflow, Michael Levin

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

Short Stories

87driving-with-maurice385x300

Fafner from Wikimedia Commons

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

85show-business385x300

"Gypsy Goat Woman" by Jake Genen

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

Short Stories

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. Read 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. Read more

Short Stories

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? Read more

Short Stories

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

Short Stories

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. Read more

Short Stories

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

 

Am I racking or wracking my brains?

 
—Dana Webster, Chicago IL
 

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

---
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH GEIST

---
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
PROVINCE