“Rivals” is the story of hockey card collecting sisters who share more in common than sport. Read now at Joyland.
This story was primarly inspired by the 1998-99 NHL season. Other influences include Parkdale, the CNE, and the real life Wookie.
Fact checking was a priority. Up until publication, I was still finding things to correct. The Yzerman card mentioned is a one-in-two-hundred, not a one-in-one-hundred print run, and I had Jarome Iginla’s name and rookie year wrong!
A good week is having one story accepted for publication, a great week is having two.
Joyland will publish “Rivals”, the story of hockey card collecting sisters who share more than sport. Joyland is a literary magazine created by Emily Schultz and Brian Joseph Davis. Editors across North America select short fiction by authors from specific locales.
Echolocation will feature “The Inkling”, the tale of failed journalist Jarls Jensen who seeks a fortune-telling fraud to influence his wife. Echolocation is the literary journal produced by the Graduate English students at the University of Toronto.
Stay tuned for release dates.