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Lima Bean and other short prose
This limited edition chapbook published in 2007 brings together 10 postcard stories, many of which were previously published in Canada. The cover illustration was made especially for this publication by Indian-French artist and calligrapher Swati Lall. The book was printed on handmade paper in India. A very few copies remain. Please contact me to order one.
Price: CAN$7 + shipping and handling.
"On Seeing Tilda Again"
Published in Atlas in spring 2007. A TV journalist appears to have it all together until a lie from her distant past is discovered, and begins to unravel everything.
"Brave New Land"
Published in The Antigonish Review in spring 2004. A potential new immigrant from Russia to Canada has a sort of epiphany during a Bingo game in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Published in The New Quarterly in spring 2006. Based on a tiny news article, the story revolves around the invasion of a home in Gurgaon, India by a wild boar.
"Beneath the Sheet"
Published in Prism international in winter 2004. Two teenage girls dress up for Hallowe'en, one as a sex worker, the other in a burqa.
Published in This Magazine in spring 2004. A diamond-cutter from Yerevan, Armenia comes to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada to work in the diamond industry. The story, also based on a newspaper article, placed 3rd in the Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2003.
Published in The Fed Anthology: Brand New Fiction & Poetry from the Federation of BC Writers, edited by Susan Musgrave, 2003. A woman debates having cosmetic surgery while considering the weight of her relationships with her mother, father and step-father.
"Feeding the Gracklings"
Published in The Harpweaver in autumn 2001. A woman battling an eating disorder has to deal with her mother's death. The story was awarded The Eleanor Abram Prize for Fiction 2001-2.
Published in Monday Magazine in June 2001. A severely disabled boy observes his mother and her new boyfriend. This postcard story won the Summer Fiction Contest in 2001.
"Written in Stone"
Published in Canadian Writer's Journal in 2001. A woman discovers a secret during a medical procedure. This postcard story won 3rd prize in the Semi-Annual Short Fiction Contest in 2001.
Published in The New Orphic Review in spring 2000. A dead deer on the side of the road, a shed slated for demolition, and an affair that's not a secret. This story won 3rd prize in the journal's annual Short Story Contest.
Published in The Saanich Review in autumn 2000. A woman summons up the courage to leave her over-bearing painter boyfriend. This was the first piece of fiction I published.