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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Wave Forms and Doom Scrolls


by (author) Daniel Scott Tysdal

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Short Stories (single author), Literary, City Life
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
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In this heart-twisting collection of short stories, Daniel Scott Tysdal delves deep into the human experience. From the middle-aged man involved in a suicide cult to the young woman trying to write a poem for a friend who has recently died, to the daughter of a man who loses everything on a theme park, these stories are filled with beautifully drawn and often profoundly flawed characters. Throughout the collection, Tysdal looks unflinchingly at the darkness of society, at suicide, at internet trolls, at violence, but the powerful empathy of his writing brings significance to even the most tragic moments. These stories have intricate and unexpected plots, filmic descriptions and crisp writing, but what will stay with the reader is the way Wave Forms and Doom Scrolls breaks the reader's heart and then puts it back together again filled with compassion for these lost souls.

About the author

Daniel Scott Tysdal is the author of two previous books of poetry, The Mourner's Book of Albums and Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method, winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry, the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award, and the John V. Hicks Award. Tysdal's poems have also appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. His book The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems was recently published by Oxford University Press. He teaches English at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

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  • Short-listed, ReLit Award for Short Fiction
  • Short-listed, Foreword INDIES Award in Short Stories

Editorial Reviews

"While Tysdal’s themes look measured and sedate, the guts of the stories writhe and churn with double-toothed sharks and other fearsome creatures of the deep."

Toronto Star

"Award-winning poet Daniel Scott Tysdal’s first fiction collection casts an unflinching eye at the darker stuff of life: suicide cults, internet trolls, violence, and more. While weaving intricate plots, Tysdal renders his often deeply flawed characters with empathy."

Quill & Quire

"Darkly satirical in the best possible way [...] I loved the brilliant tension, the shocking incisiveness and the way each story holds a mirror to the sociology of now."


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