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Issue #27: June 2009 [editorial]

The Death of Wasila 
by Ghassan Zeineddine

by Aisha Sasha John

You Are Here: X
by Robin Evans

Ticking Love Bombs
by Dean Serravalle



[*] The Danforth Review archives fiction submissions for two years. Previous editions of The Danforth Review are archived with the Library and Archives 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], Heroes 
Lisa Polisar, The Manolo Peninsula  
ISSUE #12 - September 2004
Jennifer Amey, Here is a Story I Wrote 

Silas Grey, Bluebells and Gravity Probe B

Shane Jones, Figure Four Leg Lock
Andres Kahar, The Protector

Joel Katelnikoff, Hijinx Ensue

Richard L. Provencher, Stuffed in a Box

J.J. Steinfeld, Estimating Distances

Barry Webster, An Interesting Story About a Fascinating Life
ISSUE #13 - March 2005
Brandon Cole, The High-Heeled Shoe
Misha Firer, Urban Decomposition
Avital Gad-Cykman, The Roots of a Mulberry Tree
Steve Hansen, Canada, Man. Canada! 
Hannah Holborn, Fog
Bernard Kelly, Previous Selves
Ellyn Peirson, Joey
Stacy Taylor, Gone Fishing
ISSUE #14 - September 2005
Lynda Curnoe, The Return: A Ghost Story
Renée Hartleib, Hiccups
Bruce Holland Rogers, Egypt
Jason Markowsky, On the Bridge
Donald McGrath, Ten Scotches
Philip Quinn, Silent Movie
Rhonda Waterfall, Brad's Harpoon & An Office Love Story & Found

ISSUE #15 - March 2006

Corin Cummings, Little Bugs 
Teresa Kennedy, Ex Voto 
Matt Lennox, Men of Salt, Men of Earth 
Melia McClure, Edge
Kathleen Mullin, Lake Baby
Faruk Myrtaj (Translated by Arben Kallamata), The Last Window
Sarah Reid, The Unjustified Confidence of the Justifiable Man
J. J. Steinfeld, In the Opposite Direction

ISSUE #16 - September 2006 [editorial]

Shane Jones, Celebrity Furniture
Andrew Steinmetz, Rimsky
Ruth Taylor, Bringing Us Down 
Zoe Whittall, Muffin Loves Pink Pistol
ISSUE #17 - December 2006 [editorial]

Ben Kalman, Excursions 

Karl L. Kruger, He Had a Pulse

Carole Langille, Yu Gwine Live Inna Stoosh Place

Rebecca Rosenblum, Grade Nine Flight
ISSUE #18 - March 2007 [editorial]
Craig Buckie, Go to Sleep 
Margaret Clark, A Moment of Crisis
Michelle Miller, Over French Jazz
Iftekhar Sayeed, Black Petticoat
ISSUE #19 - June 2007 [editorial]
Salvatore Difalco, The Tough Cookie
Sandra Huber, Eels
Clayton McCann, Night of the Comet
Kathryn Mockler, Brown Bottles
ISSUE #20 - September 2007 [editorial]

John Lowry, What?

Alexandra Leggat, Scimitar
Daniel Wilcox, The Faces of Rock
Stephanie Yorke, To Boil An Egg
ISSUE #21 - December 2007 [editorial]

Michel Basilières, The Damned

Eleasha Chidley, Diplomatic Immunity
Lynda Curnoe, The Future of Anger
Lance Levens, Three Mile Island Hotdogs
ISSUE #22 - March 2008

Joel Fishbane, Smile Until You Are Wed

Tammy Ho Lai-ming, Grandma
Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, The Excitement of a First Date 
George Young, The Junk Shops of Montréal
ISSUE #23 - June 2008

Susan Fenner, Sense of Direction

Andrew Madigan, Buying Beer In Cairo
Philip Quinn, A Gallery of the Lost Generation
Sarah K. York, The Other Side of Silence
ISSUE #24 - September 2008 [editorial]
Sandy Bonny, The Jasmine Springs Road
Margaret Christakos, Gerry, Sweet Father of Jesus
Tim Conley, Propositions Concerning Animal Magnetism
Cyril Dabydeen, Bears
Terence M. Green, V-Day
L. 'Ailina Laranang, The Feet of Pele  
William Southern, Going North
J. J. Steinfeld, Nowhere to Be Found  
ISSUE #25 - December 2008 
Lynda Curnoe, Incest
Matthew Ederer, Some People 
Megan Mayhew Bergman, Bound to Land
Anne Lévesque, Balm of Gilead 
ISSUE #26 - March 2009
Rhonda Dyke, Texas Low
Sandra Huber, Luminous Anomalies
Katherine Murphy-McGoldrick, Boxes and Bricks 
Shane Neilson, Poet 



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