Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Stephen Finucan

Stephen Finucan’s second book of short fiction offers readers a paragraph from Emerson’s Self Reliance as an epigraph. The paragraph includes the famous lines: “Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Kevin Patterson

Country of Cold is the first fiction offering from Kevin Patterson, author of the sailing memoir The Water in Between. The collection’s 13 stories follow the lives of a group of small-town Manitoba graduates as ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Michael Redhill

Michael Redhill’s literary trajectory from poet to playwright to fiction writer is a common enough pattern in this country, but his level of accomplishment is exceptional. Short-listed for a Governor General’s Award in 2001 for ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Melanie Little

In Melanie Little’s debut story collection the “confidence” of the title is a tricky quality, as likely to be associated with a swindle or a secret as it is to be linked to boldness or ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Dana Bath

What if short story authors were forbidden to create characters – particularly women – who cannot get over themselves? And what if there was an embargo on finely crafted little tales of anxiousness, dread, chill, ... Read More »

November 20, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short