Postcards From Impossible Worlds

Postcards From Impossible Worlds : The Collected Shortest Story

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Postcards From Impossible Worlds collects 88 strange, surprising and harrowing micro-stories from The Shortest Story, a photo-fiction project from award-winning author Peter Chiykowski. Each page reads like a postcard sent from a life you never lived or a world that never existed. On one page, the human race wakes up to discover the oceans have vanished. On the next, the Statue of Liberty comes to life and rampages down the coast to Washington. Anything is possible in The Shortest Story.

The volume also contains 13 stories narrated by Cecil Baldwin (voice of Welcome to Night Vale) and guest stories from Robert Shearman, Helen Marshall, Shawn Coss, Sandra Kasturi, James Mark Miller, Sonya Ballantyne, and Jordan Shiveley.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 102 x 279 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • Each page will be illustrated.
  • 1771484675
  • 9781771484671
  • 454,982

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Praise for Peter Chiykowski "[Postcards from Impossible Worlds] is weird, sweet, poignant, creepy, and dark all at the same time. This collection of short stories, all masterfully sharing a world in the same of a few lines, hits all the emotional notes and I never wanted it to end."
-Leigh Teetzel, on

"I always enjoy Peter's work, so I was happy to pick up his newest volume. . . . [Is It Canon] makes you smile. There's something here for every type of nerd. . . ."
-Wading Through Books
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About Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski is the award-winning writer and cartoonist behind the postcard fiction website The Shortest Story and three very silly webcomics: Rock, Paper, Cynic, Is It Canon?, and What's George Doing Today?. His poems, stories, and comedy writing have shown up in places like Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek,, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Asimov's Science Fiction. He is perpetually overrun by basset hounds.
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