Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Loving Short Shorts

I love short shorts.  Short short stories give us a miniature world in about 500 words. A bouquet of Canadian short shorts blooms in the latest issue of The Walrus, July/August 2010 issue.  Michael Winter brings on a tough boozer who has not only lost his car but also his favourite drinking place.  Lisa Moore writes her usual pastiche of details that cluster together to produce a great miniature story. Linden MacIntrye writes a traditional narrative with his usual satisfying story arc but the story I read three times was written by Heather O'Neill. It  describes a  young Canadian woman who takes a bus trip into the American heartland, gets mugged and that is only the beginning, all in 500 words.  Pick up a copy and enjoy.

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