Fresh from the printer, The Running Trees is now available, and we’re celebrating its release by sharing an excerpt from one of its experimental short stories. Have a taste; you’ll be hooked!
With a long weekend around the corner — and a whole season of perfect hiking weather after that — there’s still plenty of time to get out on the trails.
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3 February 1936 – 13 August 2021
This week, we learned that Kent Thompson — novelist, editor, cyclist, master of the short-short story — had died. Kent was a writer whose curiosity appeared to know no bounds. When he lived in Fredericton, where he taught at the University of New Brunswick, he often arrived at our offices with an idea upon which to expound, a tale of his latest adventure, or a work of fiction to digest. When he left Fredericton for the wilds of Annapolis Royal, we saw him all too rarely.
The following tribute, written by his son David, captures much of the wit, enthusiasm, and intellect of this talented writer who made us laugh aloud and gasp with giddy excitement.