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Not Dying Was Easy -- Surviving Was the Hard Part (A Creative Personal Narrative)

Not Dying Was Easy — Surviving Was the Hard Part
by Jason A. Walker

I wonder sometimes what might have been if I’d taken my normal route home; if I’d swerved faster; if I’d not been driving on the spare; but, I didn’t, I couldn’t, and… 3,174 more words


On dumping a friend

One hot and muggy August, I fully enabled a knock-down-drag-out fight with a person whose ‘friendship,’ I felt, had dragged out much longer than it should have (it shouldn’t have extended past some bad, crescendo-reaching karaoke that took place shortly after I had met her a year-and-a-half earlier). 1,241 more words


Call for submissions: PRISM international

PRISM international publishes exciting, original, literary material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 2 to 6 months, depending on the time of year. 867 more words

Fiction Contests

Miriam Toews' 'All My Puny Sorrows': What Genre is it?

While Toews is by no means the new kid on the block, All My Puny Sorrows (or AMPS), her seventh published work, is the first of her stories that has come to my attention. 439 more words

All My Puny Sorrows

Roger, on writing

Right now, I’m taking a class called “Writing Literary Non-Fiction.” A few weeks in, when the class really started rolling, I was pleased to be reunited with Roger, who had been my TA in the editing class I took last year. 500 more words


Meditations on Grief, Death and Senseless Acts of Violence

“Yellow crime tape hung on the wild rose . . . Death had left for me its imperishable mark on an ordinary corpse of trees in my front yard. 1,636 more words

Kanchanaburi Roads

   We were running late. The previous night, we had walked the stretch of Petchburi Road under the rain to get to our hotel and our exhaustion took its toll. 569 more words

Literary Non Fiction