Writing

The Perilous Realm Online

Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Three Rowen and Will hurried along the road, passing stone farmhouses with pale smoke rising from their chimneys into the air. The rain began to fall in earnest. Once a small dog darted out from an open gate in a hedge and trotted along with them a short distance before […]

The Perilous Realm Online

  Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Two The girl hurried on and Will struggled to keep up with her. The wind had risen and branches whipped into his face as he plodded on.  Finally, to his relief, the girl stopped. She held the lantern before her, and now it began to glow a soft, […]

The Perilous Realm Online

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 […]

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.

Kiss of Death

Even the wrapper they came in was unappealing. Orange and yellow and black. Who made them? Where did they come from? No kid on the planet liked them. When we hauled home our sacks of goodies at the end of Halloween night and dumped them out on the floor to see just what we’d gotten, […]

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