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All This Was A Long Time Ago (What I Want to Tell Goes Like This: Stories by Matt Rader)

The stories in Matt Rader’s first collection What I Want to Tell Goes Like This (Nightwood 2014) split their attention between history—specifically, the early twentieth-century history of the labour movement in British Columbia, and the violent clashes between coal miners and police forces—and a present day version of a blue-collar Vancouver Island still reverberating with those traumas and early conflicts. 161 more words

Three-Sentence Reviews

Short Story: The Prince's Touch Part 3 | By Ellie Rayne

The very next day, Royce waited for Jennifer to show up for hours but she never did. So, he went back to his campsite and kept thinking about her more that very night. 261 more words


Muse 2

“What are you doing?” She had an alto’s low, husky voice.

An Ikea Etorre desklamp cast a small, blindingly bright circle onto a mess of three-by-five notecards. 538 more words



Tomorrow has set sail and she veers a different direction, opposing the soul in every which way. There’s no controlling her or the fate of her people on board. 53 more words

Size Matters (In Sentences) : One Night Stand

“You remember the guy Theo from the karaoke?”
“The super cute one; blond hair, green eyes. Yummy.” He had noticed. “He’s totally gay.”
“Nope definitely not.” 1,516 more words

Short Stories

Lies Truth

This is me, I know you won’t want to read this because it will make you sad but I can’t be a coward. And that doesn’t make you one. 77 more words

The Forest

If I could just turn back time…After doing it I always feel a deep regret, but remembering it is irresistible and delicious, to savor again each moment, each cut, each gesture, each drop of blood. 797 more words

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