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Book One: The Endless Road The Gardener, by Mary Wharton Chapter One It was dark here, darker than it should have been, the boy thought. The trees were so thick he could no longer see the sky. The rain that had been falling earlier, while he’d walked along the side of the road, had drawn […]

Fort Mac

“Fort Mac” a new story of mine, just published in a new Canadian literary magazine, Agnes and True.  This was years before the fire they called the Beast burned up half the town and the money hose slowed from a gush to a trickle…

Bestiary

Bestiary, a sequence of short pieces about encounters between animals and humans, published in AGNI Online, was also featured in Hingston & Olsen’s 2016 Short Story Advent Calendar. Bestiary is an ongoing work which will eventually form part of a new collection of stories.    

Road Trip

A short piece titled “Road Trip,” published by Ariel Chart.

Taking a Year to Read The Lord of the Rings

    This year I’ve embarked on the project of reading JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by way of his own calendar of dates, as laid out in the novel’s Appendix B, “The Tale of Years.” Each day I read as much of the story as takes place on that date. (I like […]

The Rat Hole

    A piece I wrote about Edmonton’s legendary, long lost “rat hole” is now up on yegstoryhood.  

Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose has arrived on time

  Rutherford the Time-travelling Moose, my children’s picture about Edmonton history, with illustrations by Amanda Schutz, is available now, from the Rutherford House website and at various locations around Edmonton, including Audreys Books.    

Stuff Superman Overhears

                    I’ve got a piece in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency that imagines what Superman would likely be bombarded with every single day. Read the whole thing here.  

“Valerie Bug”

  “One morning, after a night of primitive neural activity that vaguely resembled dreams, an insect woke to discover that it had been transformed into a woman named Valerie…”   New story of mine in the Danforth Review! http://thedanforthreview.blogspot.ca/2015/01/fiction-57-thomas-wharton.html

The Sword

                New story online at Bartleby Snopes, the literary magazine with the best name ever.