Broken Social Scene's 'You Forgot It in People' Inspires Short Story Collection

Broken Social Scene's 'You Forgot It in People' Inspires Short Story Collection
A few months ago, Toronto publisher House of Anansi launched a Broken Social Scene-themed contest, asking writers to pen a short story based on a song from the band's celebrated 2002 album You Forgot It in People. Now, the contest's finalists have been revealed and compiled for an e-book.

The Broken Social Scene Story Project: Short Works Inspired by You Forgot It In People will be out on May 30 through House of Anansi's short story imprint Astoria. It includes 13 stories — one for each song on the record, from which their titles are taken.

The contest was judged by BSS members Brendan Canning, Leslie Feist, Amy Millan and Charles Spearin, along with House of Anansi senior editor Janice Zawerbny. The top three winners will receive cash prizes, Arts & Crafts and House of Anansi swag, and VIP passes to the label's upcoming festival. The runners-up will also get the swag. The winners will be announced this Thursday (May 30).

The list of contest finalists is below. Learn more about the writers here.

"Capture the Flag" - Sheila Toller (Toronto)

"KC Accidental" - Morgan Murray (St. John's)

"Stars and Sons" - Tom Halford (St. John's)

"Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)" - Hollie Adams (Calgary)

"Looks Just Like The Sun" - Jesse McLean (Toronto)

"Pacific Theme" - Shari Kasman (Toronto)

"Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" - Caitlin Galway (Toronto)

"Cause=Time" - Jane Ozkowski (Toronto)

"Late Nineties Bedroom Rock For The Missionaries" - Eliza Robertson (Victoria)

"Shampoo Suicide" - Marisa Gelfusa (Toronto)

"Lover's Spit" - Meghan Doraty (Calgary)

"I'm Still Your Fag" - Zoe Whittall (Toronto)

"Pitter Patter Goes My Heart" - Marcia Walker (Toronto)