5   652 readings 3 min
He would have to settle for an unmarked grave, if you could call it that, and his bleached white bones, stripped clean by wild dogs in a dry riverbed on the outskirts of Kabul, not unlike the one ... [+]

PSU New beginnings
3   769 readings 3 min
It was a slow, massive roar. A dense wall-of-sound that couldn’t possibly be made by one person, no matter how many microphones were hooked up to how many speakers. A scratchy, grainy blend of ... [+]

Edmonton International Airport 2017 - Short Stories
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3   862 readings 3 min
Her nose knew this smell. The people. The men. Men. Men took the trees. Men made them hot and orange. Men would touch the trees to make them glow in the night. The trees began a new life that ... [+]

PSU New beginnings
4   1069 readings 3 min

Rainbows

Erica Johnson, ago

Light peeks through the stain glass window in front of our small crawl-space attic, creating rainbows on the walls in our living room. I stand at the front door overlooking the sunlit street that ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU New beginnings
2   1151 readings 3 min

The Phoenix

J.P., ago

I stare at the sky and all of its colors and shades, lights and darks, reds and yellows within its deep blue. The sun elongates the shadows created by my body and my black ‘77 Trans-Am parked on... [+]

PSU New beginnings
16   816 readings 3 min
“Her moodiness...” my mother says in a loud whisper to Aunt Arlene. “It’s those teenage hormones.”
I glare at the back of her head. She’d be moody too if she ... [+]

Edmonton International Airport 2017 - Short Stories
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473   3930 readings 3 min

Pitman

Hermann Sboniek, ago

For a long time, I went to bed early, always reluctantly, grumbling, cursing, and dragging my feet. The time to go to bed was suffering, a break from life, a phase that nothing or no one would ... [+]

Finalist - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2018
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374   1857 readings 3 min
Her name is Amina. The keeper of the tribe's goats, she knows all the paths and all the trails on the great plateau of white stones that stretches all the way to the horizon. She walks and hops on... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Hiver 2018
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267   1325 readings 3 min
The stallion pounded the ground with its hooves in a wild gallop, its horsewoman leaning over its neck. With no saddle or bit, the mount flew free, its mane in the wind.
Nighttime enveloped the ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Prix Saint-Valentin 2018 - Très très court
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239   2004 readings 3 min
“The baseboards can always be painted over.”
The sentence played over and over again in Margot’s head. A seemingly innocent comment, spoken in an undertone on the front steps by... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Grand Prix Printemps 2017
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55   12985 readings 3 min
Once upon a time there was a King and a Queen who loved each other with all their hearts and wanted to have a child. Soon they had the great joy of welcoming into the world a very pretty little girl ... [+]