I'm really happy to have two stories on the CBC Literary Awards Short Fiction Prize longlist this year, in wonderful company. You can read short excerpts from all 28 listed entries here. My two are set in contemporary life instead of on the frontier: as per the five-word descriptions CBC requested, "Soldier comes home, girlfriend flips"; and "Mother contemplates her Bad Seed." (Those are no "Baby shoes for sale, never worn," but Hemingway got six words . . .).
I'm the author of All True Not a Lie In It (Knopf Canada 2015, Ecco USA 2016) and The Old Familiar (Thistledown 2008).