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Strands of Sorrow, Threads of Hope by Francis Guenette
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Strands of Sorrow, Threads of Hope, shamelessly tugs at the reader’s emotions. A compilation of thirteen redemption stories, these glittering gems break the heart open with themes of loss, helplessness, jolting change and mistaken paths. For the reader who is willing to carefully untangle the words, within each strand of story sorrow there are threads of hope to be found.
Word Fest, Celebrating Ideas by Mississauga Writers Group
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
A colloboration of writings from the Mississauga Writers Group. The group was originally formed in January 2013 from Mississauga local writers. The diverse group meets once a month and share their experiences. This is their first anthology and each of the members are represented in the anthology. The writings vary in length and are very diverse in content. Enjoy the diversity of each writing.
Broken Cornstalks by Catherine A. MacKenzie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
The 28 stories in this book, though geared toward women, include tales of the supernatural, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, romance, even a couple of sappy stories. Some of these have been published previously (or will soon be published) in anthologies and are reprinted here with permission.
Record Three: Shame by Allthing Publications
Price: Free! Words: 17,060. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
I’ve done bad things. I’ve lied. I’ve cheated. Whenever my family gets doughnuts, I hide the blueberry fritter so no one else can eat it. This issue of Record is all about shame, and the stories we'd rather not tell.
Dark Satires by Louis Shalako
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,900. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Dark Satires is a collection of short fiction with the focus on fun. Stories like The Kidney, The Death of Frederigo Velasquez, The Hive, and News From the Future will set you back in your chair, raise your eyebrows, elevate your heart-rate and quicken your pulse. Not for the faint of heart or the overly-sensitive.
Engines of Creation by Louis Shalako
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,430. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Short stories that pack a punch, including science fiction, fantasy, satire, humour, and a strangely uplifting mild horror. A collection.
Guppy Soup by JT Therrien
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Fine Form Press. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in Guppy Soup explore human nature and how we sometimes simply don't live up to our potential. Guppy Soup reveals us as who we (oftentimes) are: impatient, petty, jealous, flawed creatures who have knee-jerk reactions to the world of appearances; people who fall too far short of achieving a charitable outlook on life and on others to be considered good.
Platinum Poet by Kennie Kayoz
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013 by Coyotes Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Kennie the platinum poet brings to you 7 platinum pieces of poetry that have never seen the light of day until now... 7 brand new platinum pieces of poetry. brought to you by the man behind Coyotes Publishing showing you each stage of his life through his writing the good and the bad.
Kent Bridge by Michael Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Eleanor has run the crossroads store for decades and knows all there is to know about her tiny corner of Kent County. When a stranger named Vincent makes an unexpected offer to buy the store, Eleanor is rattled by his persistence and veiled threats. Not wanting to ask anyone for a thing, Eleanor is forced to go to her rural neighbours for help to find out why this ruthless man is after her.
King Eddie by Michael Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
After reluctantly giving his life to the town's mill, Eddie Daoust is biding his time until retirement. Never one to bother with union politics, Eddie keeps his head down until the economy goes south and the mill's owner locks out the workers. Eddie is suddenly thrust into a stand-off he never wanted and is forced to hold the mill for ransom in order to save what future the town has left.
La $a$katchewan [Saskatchewan} by Lionel Lizee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Involved in the early 1900's migration of French Canadians to an area of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, the characters battle themselves and the elements in the quest for the golden harvest of riches. The thrust of bumper crops and droughts, accidental deaths, and the dreams that brought them to this land collide and reconstruct themselves and their lives. Lust for wealth trumps relationships.
Invasive Species by Eldon Arkinstall
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian(2.00 from 1 review)
John Cheever is waylaid by a growing problem. Invasive species have colonized the roadways of British Columbia, and marred John’s peace-of-mind. He takes action, even as one greedy man threatens to destroy John’s work.
Loose Movement Part 2 by Steve Wheeler
Series: Loose Movement, Part 2. Price: Free! Words: 41,470. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Loose Movement Part 2 is another collection of travel writing, film and music reviews and fictional short stories, most of which have been published online.
Matachewan by Lisa Dee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian(5.00 from 1 review)
Matachewan is a collection of Canadian short story literary fiction. WahWashKesh in central Ontario, Matachewan in Northern Ontario, Major Street in Toronto: these are all the haunts of my childhood. Not where we lived but where we vacationed (if you can call spending the night at my grandmother’s house a vacation.) How these places weave spells as the years pass.
Whitecaps: a short story by Thea Atkinson
Price: Free! Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian(4.50 from 2 reviews)
First memories are evocative, but so too are the last. George mourns his daughter three days after he lost her, and struggles with memories from his past as he tries to make sense of death. Whitecaps is a short story in the Deadly Catches collection of 4 short stories about the sea.