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Summer Reading

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From the first story in the series, "Six Deaths" by Shayna Krishnasamy.

For the past three years, Vancouver's Geist magazine has held a story competition based around postcards: one image and no more than 500 words, with the top entrants earning publication in the magazine.

This summer, The Tyee is glad to share with you the best of this year's Geist postcard stories. We began this series with the overall winner, "Six Deaths," by Montreal writer Shayna Krishnasamy. Further stories will appear once a week throughout the summer.

The 4th annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest is open and accepting submissions now. For more information visit: http://www.geist.com/postcard-contest.php

In This Series

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Six Deaths

First in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Shayna Krishnasamy, 3 Jul 2007


Old lifeguard hitting on chick in a sexy bathing costume.

How to Enter the Ocean

Second in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Rachel Knudsen, 11 Jul 2007


Big fish (Selkirk)

A Long Line

Third in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Deirdre Laidlaw, 18 Jul 2007


Canoe on lake (Canadiana)

Hardly At All

Fourth in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Ross Bragg, 25 Jul 2007


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A Spot to Remember

Fifth in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Adrian John Burrus, 1 Aug 2007


Picnic fight (archaic photo)

Hotheaded

Sixth in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Stephen Smith, 8 Aug 2007


Tree on fire with kids watching

Fruit of the Womb

Seventh in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Joanne Bealy, 15 Aug 2007


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For Miles Around

Eighth in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Thomas Sweetland, 22 Aug 2007


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Ice Cream

Ninth in a series of short summer reads from Geist and The Tyee.

By Salvatore Difalco, 29 Aug 2007


Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung