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NEW! September 1, 2004


An Interesting Story About a Fascinating Life
by Barry Webster

Figure Four Leg Lock
by Shane Jones

The Protector
by Andres Kahar

Bluebells and Gravity Probe B
by Silas Grey

Hijinx Ensue
by Joel Katelnikoff

Estimating Distances
by J.J. Steinfeld 

Here is a Story I Wrote by Jennifer Amey 

Stuffed in a Box by Richard L. Provencher

The fiction for this issue was selected and edited by Michael Bryson.

Praise Him. Praise Him and Her and the Speech-blossom of the It of the Itness and the breakness of the Knee-wear-blossom-itsum. Barry Webster In the beginning we had sex four or five times a day. But the summer my boyfriend decided to become an amateur wrestler he lost all interest. Every moment was another opportunity for him to get faster, stronger, and learn yet another new grappling technique. Shane Jones She wants to kill me, but can't figure out a way to do it — leastways, not without spending half a lifetime behind bars, which sort of defeats the object. Silas Grey


Human being decides to live as cat. HIJINX ENSUE Joel Katelnikoff


Dashiell was the man who anonymously materialized into the anonymous environment of a call centre, right out of thin air — literally. It was during one evening shift: a cubicle was empty one moment, filled the next. No one in the phone room immediately noticed. Andres Kahar

At first it was quite uncomfortable, until he rolled into a ball, using some of Jo-Ann's sweaters as a mattress. The smell of perfume still lingered from her clothes and the aroma made it seem like she was close by. Richard L. Provencher

"When you going to write the history of guerrilla warfare in Canada? You might as well tell them your silly story of how you were a guerrilla in the hills of Prince Edward Island." J.J. Steinfeld

Maybe they're in a park, walking dogs, or just sitting under trees, reading, enjoying the cool air on their faces. Maybe they catch each other's eyes walking down the street. It happens a number of times, neither one does anything about it. Jennifer Amey



[*] The Danforth Review archives fiction submissions for two years. Previous editions of The Danforth Review are archived with the National Library of Canada.

All fiction selected by Michael Bryson, except as noted.

ISSUE #1 - September 1999
Tom O'Brien, The Live One
Brian Panhuyzen, The Intoxication of Thought
Ken Sparling, Leave It Where It Falls
Tony Thomas, Forklift
ISSUE #2 - December 1999
Mark Schrutt, Towards Harrisburg
Monica S. Kuebler, Fantasia
ISSUE #3 - March 2000
Sari Colt, Disco Inferno
Sharon Eberhardt, Cotton Candy Dreams
Joy Hewitt Mann, Peter Pan in Bedlam
David Zakss, Rays of Debatable Intention
ISSUE #4 - September 2000
Bryan W. Jones, First Commandments and Second Amendments
Sharon Eberhardt, The Jackal
Deirdre Maultsaid, Authentic
Dimitri Nasrallah, Abbatoir
Deanna Symoski, When All Things Can Be
Gerard Varni, The Hole Between Them
ISSUE #5 - January 2001
Jane Halpern, Embassy
Ann Knight, What Dreams May Come
Ladd Moore, Jack Hardesty: When Red Ryder Got Took Prisoner
George Murray, The Bed
Sam Pitch, Hostess, My Hostess
Michael Twist, Door Number Three
ISSUE #6 - July 2001
Gabe Camozzi, Jacket Walk
Jean-Gérald Charbonneau, Mississippi Mon Amour
Jen Gouthro, The Camel's Hump
Lillie Papps, Self Defence
Diane Scott, Squeeze with Medium Pressure
ISSUE #7 - January 2002 (selected by Nathan Whitlock)
Joe Davies, You Can Expect a Beautiful Summer
Julia Guance, The Underwriter
Paul Glennon, The Man Who Would Not Believe
Greg Kearney, Bad Readings
Diana Kiesners, Irritant
John Lowry, The Saline Solution
Craig Taylor, The Beast
Darryl Whetter, A Sharp Tooth in the Fur
ISSUE #8 - September 2002 (selected with assistance from Harold Hoefle)
Brooke Biaz, Herman's Heart
Phil Jones, Bushed
Rebecca Lloyd, The Lobster Woman's Luck
Peter Vaughan, Plato's Flan
ISSUE #9 - March 2003
Tim Conley, The Watch
Keith Ebsary, Jesus Rides Beside Me
A.C. Koch, Crossdresser
Kabeera McCorkle, Evidence
Nichole McGill, The Witch of Belle's Grove
Patrick Roscoe, Mutilation
ISSUE #10 - September 2003
Judd Hampton, The Killing Frost
Zachary Houle, It Came From Nowhere
Louisa Howerow, Hairs
Greg Kearney, The Man Who Ate Babies
Gail Konop Baker, Pacifier
James Lewelling, Monkey Boxes
ISSUE #11 - March 2004
Thea Atkinson, Broken China 
Corin Cummings, excerpt from "Night Support"
Anthony De Sa, Only a Boy 
Janina Hornosty, Four Way Stop 
Yusouf Mohammad, A Birth in Sharjah 
Michael O'Neill, Poema Woman 
(Name redacted), (title redacted) 
Lisa Polisar, The Manolo Peninsula  

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The Danforth Review is produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All content is copyright of its creator and cannot be copied, printed, or downloaded without the consent of its creator. The Danforth Review is edited by Michael Bryson. Poetry Editor is Geoff Cook. Reviews Editors are Anthony Metivier (fiction) and Erin Gouthro (poetry). TDR alumni officio: K.I. Press and Shane Neilson. All views expressed are those of the writer only. International submissions are encouraged. The Danforth Review is archived in the National Library of Canada. ISSN 1494-6114. 

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