Presenting three sharp tales of portentous objects from The Blasted Tree's Short(er) Fiction series. In Volume 3, authors Ivan Fischer, Michelle Brown, and Michael Smilovitch take a look at our weird and often painful relationship to things.

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Further entries in our Short(er) Fiction catalog; three unconventional looks at the nature of the divine. With shorts by Blasted Tree authors Mitch Findlay, Kyle Flemmer, and Soili Smith. Volume 2 asks: Just who is God? And what is all this ‘life’ business about?

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These three entries in our Short(er) Fiction catalog are tales of social oddity and altered states. Volume 1 collects drug-fueled and perspective-bending shorts by Blasted Tree authors Jesse Anger, Lambert Muir, and Olivia Alexander.

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The Blasted Tree is now accepting the submission of short stories less than 2,500 words. We are looking for fiction which possesses a unique voice or perspective, aims to innovate and expand the boundaries, or challenges the expectations of the craft. Our Short(er) Fiction series contains stories from the fringe, tales than fly in the face of conventional storytelling, or experimental works shied away from by the mainstream. Is your fiction subversive, socially-critical, or confrontingly honest? Does your fictional vision reveal a hidden truth about the way we live? Do you dare to be different through the medium of narrative? Send your manuscripts to The Blasted Tree for consideration - we need stories 2,500 words and less for publication online and in Short(er) Fiction chapbooks.

The Blasted Tree also accepts stories longer than 2,500 for publication online or into beautiful chapbooks. We collect weird and wonderful short fiction of any genre. Send us your original stories of any length, and we'll find a home for it!

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Thought-provoking and socially conscious short stories by emerging and established Canadian authors. More than just a good read, these tales test the boundaries of expression. Our Short(er) Fiction catalog contains stories with <2,500 words, stories >2,500 words can be accessed with our Short Fiction. Collections of Short(er) Fiction are often available in limited print edition from The Blasted Tree Store.