The short stories and artwork included in this collection focus on the distorted and rearranged truths that we tell ourselves and others. What emerges from these pages is that loneliness is often the catalyst for how we reject or construct reality. In these stories, different considerations of loneliness are explored, and we get a sense of the solitude each one of us knows.
Compelling and evocative, the insightful writing that comprises this Fiction Annual captures the power that secrets and lies have in both the creation and destruction of the lives we build. By virtue of the mechanisms we rely on to elude, deflect and deny, we can find ourselves very alone in a world of our own design.
Sabrina Lightstone, MA, Editor, At Bay Press. Her education includes a B.A. (York) and M.A. (Concordia) in English/Creative Writing. She also studied at Ryerson University's Publishing Program, the Humber School for Writers, and Naropa's Jack Kerouac Writing Program. Sabrina has held editorial positions at The Rights Factory Literary Agency and Concordia University's literary anthology. She taught English at George Brown College.
"Self-doubt, pain, and lonliness are a recipe for secrets and lies, and the focus of the latest anthology from At Bay Press; but through brave work and acceptance, pride and strength can be found." --Prairie Books Now