Short Fiction

The Forthcoming Book of Shorts!

Chad’s first book of short fiction, Four Letter Words, wil be published in spring 2016. It’ll feature fifteen stories of people longing for something they’ll never have. Some are funny, some are sad, some are both, and all are painfully human.

Buyable Short Stories:

Before_I_Was_Me_large“Before I Was Me”

In January of 2013, Fierce Ink Press solicited Chad for a short story in support of charity. The resulting story, “Before I Was Me,” was a composite of three events that happened around Pelley in High School. The story was written in support of Canadian Suicide Prevention.

“Heartbreaking, poignant, raw and honest; this is truly a beautiful piece. A must read for anyone who has lost someone they cared about to suicide.” – Misbehavin’ Librarian

You can read more and buy it herehttp://bit.ly/10OMrSO

Trigger Finger Blues“Trigger Finger Blues”

In March of 2013, Pelley intentionally stepped out of his comfort zone to write an offkilter but stark story for the innovative Found Press magazine. You can buy it for a buck, herehttp://bit.ly/12hj2Sq

Marcel, a sensitive male sniper, knew his life was missing something. But he didn’t know what until he set his crosshairs on it: Violet Caine. A ginger-headed lover of Thai food, wanted dead simply because her brother messed with the wrong bike gang. It’s a story of redemption coming too late, and the ways happenstance can turn a warm man cold. Then warm again. Whether fate wrote his troubled life, or he wrote it himself, he wants Violet Caine to be the end of it. Be it figuratively or literally.

Selected Recent Accolades for Chad’s Short Fiction:

“A Second Look at Nothing”
Winner of the Telegraph-Journal‘s Salon Fiction Prize
Winner of The Newfoundland & Labrador Arts & Letters Award for Short Fiction.

“Burning the Night Black”
Published in The New Quarterly

“Red”
Published in The Antigonish Review
Winner of The Newfoundland & Labrador Arts & Letters Award for Short Fiction.

“Holes to China”
Winner of the 2009 Cuffer Prize for Short Fiction
Published in Prairie Fire
English Language finalist for LTAC’s Words on the Move  Competition

“Jenny on the Run”
Longlisted for Anansi’s Broken Social Scene Competition

“What the Difference Is”
shortlisted for Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Contest.
Original draft was a second place winner of the 2011 Cuffer Prize

“Soak”
Published in The Danforth Review

“Where to Look”
Published in The Telegraph-Journal‘s Salon Summer Fiction Series
Published in The Rusty Toque

“Subtle Differences”
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