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.

Homecoming: The Road Less Travelled by Wayne Curtis

Prolific Miramichi author Wayne Curtis, whose most recent collection of fictional short stories was In the Country (2016, Pottersfield Press), has just released a new collection entitled Homecoming: A Road Less Travelled (2017, Pottersfield Press). The book’s thirteen stories, many interrelated, contain the idea of returning to a place either one has escaped from or …

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For All of the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known by Danila Botha

I became an instant fan of Toronto author Danila Botha after reading her first full-length novel, Too Much on the Inside (2015, Quattro Books) last year, concluding: “This is an impressive first novel from this young, energetic author and it is my hope that more titles will be forthcoming.” [perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”#1e72bd” class=”” …

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2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush

I was quite excited to find a book of short stories inspired by the music of one of my favourite rock bands, Rush. They have been around for forty-plus years, so this 18-story anthology covers songs from their vast catalogue of intelligent songs. The collection also includes the stories that inspired such Neal Peart-penned Rush …

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Wild Pieces by Catherine Hogan Safer

Aptly named, Wild Pieces (2015, Breakwater Books) is a collection of short stories by Catherine Hogan Safer, author of Bishop’s Road (2004, Killick Press), thus making it her first major release in over 10 years. For her fans, it certainly has been a long wait, and if (like me) you haven’t read Bishop’s road or any of her …

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Travel Is So Broadening by Wasela Hiyate

Newfoundland author Sharon Bala stated in a recent post at Atlantic Books Today: “Short stories are an endangered species. Valiant publishers still print collections. And those collections punch above their weight when it comes to awards.” [perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”#2277AE” class=”” size=””]The traveller(s) in these nine stories take some emotional hits due to experiencing …

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