Tyler Keevil's Writing Room

'Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.' - Alice Munro

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer from Vancouver, Canada.  He is the author of three novels - Fireball, The Drive, and No Good Brother - and the short story collection, Burrard Inlet.

'Hot Feet' Published in Black Static 39

My story, 'Hot Feet,' has just been published in Black Static magazine, courtesy of TTA Press. The piece is an oddity - a mix of true crime, thriller, and horror - and was based on real events that took place (and are still taking place, actually) back home in Vancouver. Basically, severed feet, in different shoes, sporadically wash up on the city's beaches.  As you'd imagine, people are understandably horrified/fascinated. Even if the explanation may be more mundane - as reported in The Daily Beast - the macabre contrast of the feet, against the backdrop of a carefree and sun-scorched West Coast summer, worked its way into my head. I dreamt this story first, woke up at about three in the morning, and scribbled down a draft. I was like, thank you, muse.

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