Rachel Shapiro

Rachel Shapiro has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. She has had a story chosen as a Notable Story in the 2013 Gemini Short Story Contest , and she was a quarter finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.

Stories by Rachel Shapiro

The Convenience Store

Illustrated by Nevena Katalina

“Ginny,” a voice whispers. Hot and sour breath hits my face. “Wake up, darling.” I open my eyes and see Dad standing over me, swaying. The room is dark. The digital clock says 5:30. “What’s going on?” I say. “I’m taking you on an adventure.” “Is Mum coming?” “No, no, it’s just for the two of us. Come on, take …