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The Party Porch

From: Little Bird Stories


A short story about a young woman attending a party and feeling trapped in her hometown.



Rea Tarvydas

Rea Tarvydas lives and writes in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her work can be found in The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Grain, and Writing Menopause: An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction (Inanna, 2017). She is the winner of the 2012 Brenda Strathern “Late Bloomers” Writing Prize and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her debut book of short stories, How To Pick Up a Maid in Statue Square, was published by Thistledown Press (2016) and shortlisted for the ReLit Prize (2017). Please visit her website: