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The Only Thing I Have

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"In succinct, Carveresque prose, Waterfall creates remarkable protagonists obsessed with starlet pixies, squash, lost infants, pregnant throats, ghosts in telephone poles and above all the sheer longing requisite in being alive."--Adam Lewis Schroeder, author of "Kingdom of Monkeys"

Rhonda Waterfall evokes A.M. Homes and Alice Munro in these unsettling, evocatively written

ebook, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Arsenal Pulp Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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These stories reminded me of those by Alice Munro in that they are about ordinary people going about their ordinary lives. Except that with these people there is something off kilter and unsettling.

In "Fatty", neighbours are intent upon getting a fat man to leave the neighbourhood.

In "One Last Note" Petra and David, a married couple, organize their chores to be done with post-it notes stuck to the fridge - they "liked to know what had to be done." Petra discovers a note in her datebook saying
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Rhonda Waterfall is the author of The Only Thing I Have a collection of short stories published by Arsenal Pulp Press. She studied creative writing with the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her work has appeared in several literary journals. She currently lives in Toronto.
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