Perhaps you’ve also heard the argument that creative writing should allow space for all kinds of expression? This is true and it does. However, that argument is often used as an excuse when it comes to clichés.
Career Experience Part Four finds Bill Arnott, still in high school, but he needs to critique a ZZ Top concert for his creative writing class.
A book that was written by a dog? A dog who is vegan? An audacious undertaking, to be sure. But does it work? Can this dog write? Let's see.
While some reviewers think that the humorous title befits this book, I think there is a darker side to many of the stories to which I was immediately attracted to.
Halifax-based writer Kris Bertin has won many awards for his previous short story collection, Bad Things Happen (2016, Biblioasis) and I'm sure that Use Your Imagination! (2019, Vagrant Press*) will garner its share. Composed of seven stories spread over 200 pages, these are the type of short stories you can really get into.