We at Tyler's publicity team had a pleasant surprise the other day, when a copy of the latest edition of Prairie Fire was delivered to our office. It features work from a wide range of Canadian and international authors, including Warren Cariou, Beatrice Mosionier, and Garry Thomas Morse. Tyler's contribution is his short story, 'Cassandra to the Sea', which was previously nominated for the London Short Story Prize. The story focuses on a brother and his famous sister, who have retreated to an obscure Greek island in order to deal with her illness. Themes of family, love, loyalty, and mortality are prominent (hey - it's a Tyler Keevil story), and it all plays out in an appropriately (given the setting) tragi-comic fashion. You can find out more about Prairie Fire on their website, and pick up a copy of the issue (or a subscription) via their store.
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This week Tyler has had a new short story published online, over at Somesuch Stories - a brilliant website of fiction, essays, and all-around creative content, curated and edited by freelancer Soze Olbrich. Their winter theme has been 'desire' in all shapes and forms, and Tyler's take on the topic depicts a group of friends and colleagues (the 'pals' and 'gals' of the title) who are on a jetboat adventure experience for a stag party. A grim accident acts as catalyst to reveal the tangled backstories of the groom, the narrator, and the other characters:
So, there we were, tearing round bends, wind clawing at our hair, shrieking like cats in heat, and after each turn we’d look at each other and laugh, like – that was a good one, right? Only then, after one of those turns, somebody’s gone. Just, gone. Quick head count confirms that: one, two, three, four, five – there’s only five of us. Who's missing?
This one's not for the squeamish, but if you're intrigued the story - and other wonderful works - can be read at the Somesuch website. So mosy on over and to find out what happens!