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SCARBOROUGH FAIR is currently hosting a Flash Fiction and Poetry Contest open to all University of Toronto Students. The strongest pieces will be selected by a panel of judges and be published by Scarborough Fair.

The contest deadline is October 31st 2015 at 11:59 PM.     

CLICK HERE for complete submission details.


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Inspired by the innovative nonfiction-based forms of Helen Humphreys's The Frozen Thames, the following vignettes are written by UTSC students enrolled in "Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction I" (ENGB63).  All of them take place somewhere in Scarborough throughout history.

Keeping Warm

Andrew Westoll


Henry sighed. This winter, this ice storm, it had taken away from their perfect Christmas dinner. He would drive over to his mum’s house in Ottawa in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for slippery roads and the dozens of trees that had blocked the roads. They had hoped the power would come back on anytime soon so they decided to stick it out. It had been two days already, and their supplies were running low.

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The Night Guest

Andrew Westoll


“Could I spend the night in your barn?”

            His beard is speckled with frost and his sheepskin coat is water-stained. He must have figured out that I, unlike my neighbours, can’t turn him down. It’s courteous of him to ask for my permission nonetheless.

            My wife, Hannah, said she’d try knitting Ruth’s scarf tonight. A needle falls out of her hand when she turns to wave at the man. She hasn’t made a single stitch.

            “Good evening.” she says.

            “Good evening Mrs. McCowan.”

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