Michel Gauthier

Michel Gauthier

Michel Gauthier

Michel Gauthier was born in October 1954 on the south shore of the St-Lawrence River, across from the then smoke-spewing chimney stacks of East Montreal, Canada. He grew up to the conflicting rhythms of a sprawling metropolis and a quiet three hundred year old village.

His short fiction has been published in Storyteller, Canada's Short Story Magazine, in Stellar Showcase Journal, and in Island Writer.

A Tangle of Branches, by Michel Gauthier

Tom Walker stopped chewing on his fries and strained to hear the girls who were gossiping in the booth behind his. When one of them repeated that Charlie Gunter had left town to join the Air Force, he almost choked. After he swallowed, he clenched his fist, raised his eyes to the ceiling, and mouthed a silent “yes”. Finally, he could pursue Ally McNair. Oh sure, his friends would say that she was off limits because, technically, she was still Charlie’s girl, but he couldn’t care less about details like that.

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