On Dorchester Boulevard

Photo by David W. Marvin, c. 1967, McCord Museum Archives

Because for now you are happy, puttering along beside the thoroughfare in all that taffeta and lace. The boy is a neighbour, and you’re the only girl he’ll be seen playing with. They all want to be seen playing with you. At school, they gather around where you eat lunch, try to swap for your baloney-and-mustard, giggle as you crack jokes about the teachers. T

Law & Order: Parking Enforcement Unit

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Tad Michalak is a Toronto based illustrator and poster artist. His work is often rooted in absurd & grotesque takes on reality. He has been involved in a number of poster exhibitions including PROMO as part of the SummerWorks Performance Festival. His most recent zine is called “1 Of Us” and is a collection of water colour portraits.

Ice Tsunami

By Artem Sapegin

Margot had been waiting for a sign from God, and now the ice was coming. It unfurled over the grey horizon like a flower in expedited bloom, moving over the lake towards land. When it reached the edge of the backyard it crawled with frozen fingers over hardened earth, covering dormant grass and the tulip beds Margot had been monitoring for signs of spring. Watching…

Eleven Stops Until I’m Half Way Home

By Kilarov Zaneit

The first time I opened my mouth and spoke, he was taken aback. He was not expecting it. “So how come you speak English so well?” he asked me.
It was my first week of university and the two of us were crowded by the back doorway of the 95 B-line.
I took a deep breath in and a deep breath out, before replying, “Uh, school? I guess?”

Submarine Reflection

Rasiqra Revulva is a queer femme writer, multi-media artist, editor, musician, performer, and friend to cats. She is currently developing her debut chapbook of poetry and glitch art, “Cephalopography” (words(on)pages press, 2016), into a full-length collection acquired by Wolsak and Wynn’s Buckrider Books imprint for publication in spring of 2020.