The Lesser Man: A Short Story by Tristan Marajh

Tristan Marajh is the 1st-Prize Winner in The Stratford Writing Competition and a Winner in The Scugog Arts Council’s Ekphrastic Writing Competition. His fiction and poetry appear in The New Quarterly, Existere: A Journal of Art & Literature, The Ekphrastic Review, Blank Spaces Magazine, Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine and others.

Day for Night by Jean McNeil

Set in the throes of Brexit-era London, Day for Night is an unflinching exploration of desire, gender, and history, in which a married filmmaking duo seeks to tell the tragic story of 1940s German Jewish intellectual Walter Benjamin, while their own relationship and nation are imploding behind the camera in real-time.

My Father’s Son by Tom Moore

Felix Ryan, from Curlew, Conception Bay, is a schoolteacher on the edge of a cliff in a serious mid-life crisis. But a phone call from Tammy, an ex-girlfriend, calls him back home to help his eccentric father in his latest crusade. A big US oil company has begun fracking in his hometown. Led by a jovial Texan and represented by a crack young lawyer, the company is buying up land. The town is split in two over fracking and its new prosperity.

Old Broad Road by Phyllis L. Humby (Excerpt)

Sylvia Kramer flees two thousand miles from home and switches out her Jimmy Choos for rubber boots. She stubbornly adapts to the unique culture and dialect of Newfoundland embracing diverse friends and east coast delicacies. In a psychological roller coaster of events, she finally reconciles with her estranged family when a brutal assault shatters her spirit and plunges her back into depression.