Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Clark Blaise

There’s a telling scene in “A North American Education,” one of 13 stories in Southern Stories, the first volume in a new series of Clark Blaise’s collected shorter works. The teenaged narrator and his father, ... Read More »

February 9, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Sheila Heti

Despite the numerous death-of-fiction pronouncements made over the last half-century, some writers continue to search for ways to reanimate the form. Toronto’s Sheila Heti is one such writer. In her first collection of fiction she ... Read More »

February 6, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Ron Smith

In this debut collection of six stories and five mini-fictions, poet and publisher Ron Smith explores the complexities of relationships between men and women. The six longer stories are thoughtful and reflective, mainly from the ... Read More »

February 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Phlip Arima

In this collection of punchy short-short stories, performance poet Phlip Arima delivers a quirky mix: dark satire of our preoccupation with convenience, consumerism, and convention; surreal journeys into the subconscious; and confounding dialogues. When they ... Read More »

January 30, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short