Eric came back with a hundred dollars in twenties and a tooth-shattering grin. I told him to keep the money. It felt good just to have shared my enthusiasm with someone else. “Wow, thanks!” he said. I took another look at those five green fingers spread across his hand. “Actually, give me forty,” I said. “What for?” “A kid shouldn’t have that much money. And don’t spend that on cigarettes.” Read more.
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Wedding Week Chaos by Sadaf Shafiq “ As the man drove through a small and quiet street, my aunt whispered that something was wrong. Sadaf Shafiq After five years away, I was back in Pakistan to attend my brother’s wedding. It was an exciting and long trip. The house was beautifully decorated with golden lights; […]
the lut desert by maryam rafiee “ For one five-hour stretch, there were almost no signs of civilization—no gas stations, no restaurants, no tea houses, nothing. It was just me, my parents, my brother and the desert. Maryam Rafiee I grew up in the 80s and 90s in Iran. My parents’ travel methods were basically […]
Together again by Ghadeer Albattarni “ With lightning speed and without thinking she answered me: “Mama, my head is sick but not my tongue!” I laughed from my heart. Ghadeer Albattarni I am in a big black car heading from Pearson Airport to Kitchener. It’s 1:00 am. The snow outside looks bright and shiny. It […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the eighth annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 1-3rd, 2019 in Waterloo, ON. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.