Shane Kroetsch writes dark and introspective fiction. Born and raised in Southern Alberta, he lives there today with his wife and three sons.
Home is meant to be a place of sanctuary. For Jason, it means being forced to live life as a shadow, in constant fear of being seen. In an attempt to escape his abusive father, the young boy sets out on his own. What he doesn’t know is that blood connects them, and blood will […]
Coming June 2020.
This and That but Mostly the Other is an eclectic collection of flash and micro fiction that explores the breadth of the human experience – love, loss, and being devoured by monsters on a late-night bus ride. “This” represents gratitude, and a light shining in the darkness. “That” shows us introspection, heartbreak, and that not […]
Image via @mcpheeceo Any rational human being should be able to look at their life and say, “You know what, that thing scares me a little, I think I’ll stay away from it.” Apparently, I’m not rational. I’m also terrible at taking my own advice, choosing to run toward my fears instead of away from them. […]
I turned the light on and pointed it toward the painting on the wall. At first, the image was dull and lifeless. Then the brush strokes swelled. They flowed and shrank, as the demon opened its eyes. It watched me in silence. What it hoped to see, I was never sure. When it was finished, […]
I told myself growing up that I wouldn’t be someone who is busy all the time. I’m here to tell you I failed. I have a talent for coming up with make-work projects. Cars, guitars, bikes, and repurposing random things into furniture. Books fall into this category as well, but more on that later. My […]