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Mastering Surface Tension -- short story

Episode: 41
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This week’s story, Mastering Surface Tension, is by Barbara Black. It won the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Story competition for 2017. Mastering Surface Tension takes us into the home and mind of an ordinary man with a sudden, extraordinary imagination. After a fall puts him in a coma, Bert experiences the world as if he were various insects. While human sympathy and the mundane play out around him, Bert learns to fly, mate, and walk on water.

Learn more about the writer at barbarablack.ca.

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