By: Shane Lambert

I currently have two major projects in the works. Firstly, I’d like to complete a novella that I have called “The Pellet Gun.” It’s the first work of fiction of mine that isn’t written with a first-person narrator. I started it as a short story but I’ve found that the length has gone on.

“The Pellet Gun” is mainly set on Vancouver Island near the town of Chemainus. In this short story, I used a pellet gun to drive a family narrative.

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Conflicts arise since the characters in the story all have different perspectives on the gun. A young boy, like in the picture above, sees the pellet gun as something he has to master and even as just a way to kill time. His grandparents view it as a way to keep their grandchild occupied. Lastly, the boy’s cousins see the pellet gun as a threat: one sees it a the center piece of a competition while another doesn’t want anything to get shot with it — especially cute little rabbits.

Another work of fiction that I’m working on remains untitled. It’s a first-person full-lengthed novel mainly set in Jasper, Alberta about a young man striving to travel the world. It starts with a six-month hotel job in the Canadian Rocky Mountains where he experiences the trials and tribulations of being a resort-town work living in staff accommodation and then it goes from there.

If you would like to be notified when these stories are available then stay in touch at the Facebook group for this website! To read other short stories by the same author, visit the following links:

“On Being Indistinguishable”

“Budget Travel”

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