Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Chevy Stevens

Annie O’Sullivan has good reason to complain during her regularly scheduled therapy sessions. But the thirtysomething’s revelations go far beyond Portnoy-style gripes. Where once her hometown, the tiny Vancouver Island hamlet of Clayton Falls, was ... Read More »

July 22, 2010 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith opens his new collection of stories with a cheeky definition of the imaginary titular object: “An instrument, in book form, used for viewing a disparate (but hopefully, not grotesquely so) collection of impossible ... Read More »

April 30, 2010 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By David Carpenter

The title of Warren Cariou’s foreword to Welcome to Canada, a volume of David Carpenter’s new and selected stories, is “You Are Now Entering Carpenter Country.” Carpenter’s fictional landscape – located mainly in the outposts ... Read More »

March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Ryan Turner

As its title suggests, this debut collection of linked short stories by Halifax native Ryan Turner investigates the core components of its characters’ lives. Told in stripped-down prose, the book’s overarching narrative traces the coming ... Read More »

February 25, 2010 | Filed under: Fiction: Short