Fiction

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Cossacks

By Marc Nemiroff, Last year I was little.  I was six years-old and something happened.  I don’t think it started then.  I think what happened was a keep-going from before, but I’m not sure because no one will tell me. A long time ago when I was five, Daddy dropped me

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Fifty Lashes

Cossacks

By Marc Nemiroff, Last year I was little.  I was six years-old and something happened.  I don’t think it started then.  I think what happened was a keep-going from before, but I’m not sure because no one will tell me. A long time ago when I was five, Daddy dropped me

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Spreadsheet People

Spreadsheet People is the winner of Esoterica’s inaugural Short Story Contest. By Emily Zasada, It was a Monday afternoon, and the spreadsheet people were at

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Angharad’s Back

(Angharad’s Back received an honourable mention in Esoterica’s Short Story Contest.) By Ashley T.K. Penelope sat across from Tyler who was picking at the breakfast

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Crackerjacks

(Crackerjacks was an honourable mention from Esoterica’s Inaugural Short Story Competition) By Myna Wallin When I was eighteen, a flamboyant psychiatrist-cum-fashion model strutted into her

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Hiroshima Flower

(Hiroshima Flower received honourable mention by the judges in Esoterica’s Short Story Contest.) By Rudy Thauberger, Normally I find a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt

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Girls Unwanted: Part I

George F. Walker is one of Canada’s most prolific and popular playwrights. Since beginning his theatre career in the early 1970s, Walker has written more

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Biafran Man

By Jonathan Papernick That summer, the boys of Owl Bunk called the new kid who never spoke “Polio Arms,” “Mr. Skin and Bones,” and sometimes, when

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Runner’s High

By Lauren Lytle Stepping over the barricade on the mountain trail, I start my nightly run. I already start sliding on the melted snow left

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