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Thursday night karaoke: Back in the Little Fiction family

I am super pleased to announce that I’ll be publishing a new story with the fine and brilliant folks at Little Fiction sometime in the new year. For those of you not in the know, Little Fiction is one of the most celebrated, innovative online literary journals in North America. They produce high-quality short story “singles” in multiple formats, lovingly designed by managing editor and stylemaster Troy Palmer.

This will be my third story in Little Fiction, following two somewhat experimental pieces — In Memoriam, told entirely through an online web memorial for a mysterious and recently dead twentysomething Vancouverite — and Diagnostic Checklist: A Review of Common Body Fluids in the Case of Casey Cripps, which appeared in Little Fiction‘s last Listerature anthology.

This new piece is called “Thursday night karaoke” and yep, it’s about karaoke. But it’s also about fear, trying to overcome the things that terrify us most, and how we find common cause with our vulnerable and broken sisters and brothers. It was inspired by a dark, snowy night in Halifax–one of my last evenings in the city. Warm thanks to Troy for taking this one on.

I’ll post an update when the story is live.