editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
Here we are in June, with the year almost half gone.
And on the subject of almost gone, this coming week is the last week of serialization for Gay Degani‘s novel What Came Before. It’s free to read online, but only until the end of serialization (and maybe a day or two of grace for slow readers to finish), after which you’ll have to buy it to read it. The hardcover is available now, and the paperback and e-book will be out at the end of the week to coincide with the wrapping up of the serialization. Remember, if you’re not already reading along with us, you can start with a teaser which also serves as a prologue to the novel, and then read the first chapter here.
The school year, too, is almost gone, and we wish the best of luck to anyone writing exams and/or graduating.
It’s prom season at schools around now, and we’re pleased to be able to feature not one but two prom-themed stories this month: Sarah Crysl Akhtar‘s “Restores to Original Condition” and Christopher Owen‘s “Lonely Boy”.
For Friday the 13th, we have a bit of horror for you — “The Hunger of Rats” by Moriah Geer-Hardwick. We suggest that you not read it after eating sausage or right before bedtime.
Finally, on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15th), we will be offering you Gerald Warfield‘s beautiful ghost story “Bartholomew’s Passage”. For more, you can also take a look at past Father’s Day stories in our archives.
We’re still looking for Canada Day and Independence Day stories, Bastille Day stories, and anything else that might be good for July — consider sending us some beach or camping stories, or have a look at this list for July inspiration (deadline June 26th, please). If you’re looking further ahead, check out this list for some fun August story ideas (deadline July 27th).
And with that said, we’re moving right along to our list of upcoming stories…
June’s Table of Contents
|Jun 1||Stephen V. Ramey||Hobbies|
|Jun 2||P.J. Monroe||Milk|
|Jun 3||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Restores to Original Condition|
|Jun 4||Regina Solomond||Teddy Bears and Cigarettes|
|Jun 5||Roy Dorman||Go With Plan B|
|Jun 6||Jeri Dube||First Love’s Loss|
|Jun 7||Benjamin Finateri||Happy Birthday|
|Jun 8||KJ Kabza||A Matter of Perception|
|Jun 9||Christopher Owen||Lonely Boy|
|Jun 10||Russ Bickerstaff||Employment Unknown|
|Jun 11||Aaron Polson||Harvest|
|Jun 12||Carroll Dale Short||May I Take Control Now?|
|Jun 13||Moriah Geer-Hardwick||The Hunger of Rats|
|Jun 14||Teresa Davis||The Call|
|Jun 15||Gerald Warfield||Bartholomew’s Passage|
|Jun 16||Tom Britz||The Jaywalker|
|Jun 17||Andy D Smith||From Grace|
|Jun 18||Ben Warden||Teddy|
|Jun 19||Karl Bell||Barbed|
|Jun 20||D. A. Hosek||Le Pont des Arts|
|Jun 21||Mark Noce||Chronicles of the SFPD|
|Jun 22||Jessi Cole Jackson||Remnants of a Quilter’s Memory|
|Jun 23||Karl MacDermott||Godfrey Give Me|
|Jun 24||Valerie Lute||Ye Sons of Toil|
|Jun 25||Lee Budar-Danoff||The Folly of Her Generation|
|Jun 26||Jakob Drud||View of an Apocalyptic Paradise|
|Jun 27||Sarada Gray||Olympic Summer|
|Jun 28||Joe Christopher||The Sommelier|
|Jun 29||Jane Williams||A Code to Live By|
|Jun 30||Beth Cato||Bad Snake Day|