Prose by Emil Sher

  • Away

    A young girl’s fears about her first overnight. A mother’s reassuring words. A story told entirely through sticky notes.

  • Young Man With Camera

    Young Man with Camera is about a boy, his camera and a singular perspective that gives him an uncommon strength in the face of unimaginable choices.


    With the lost mitten and lost smiles found again, and mittens shared in novel ways, joy is restored to a perfect winter day.

  • A Button Story by Emil Sher

    A Button Story

    A lost button leads a young girl and her father on a colourful journey and an unexpected discovery.

  • A Peggle Story by Emil Sher

    A Pebble Story

    When a young boy can’t find the perfect pebble he takes matters into his own hands.

  • Hana's Suitcase on Stage play by Emil Sher

    Hana's Suitcase On Stage

    Second Story Press has combined Karen Levine's original story and Emil's play into a special edition titled Hana's Suitcase on Stage.

  • Chirp Poems

    Flies. Falling snow. Lizards, leopards and looooooong hair. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll see in the poems Emil has written for Chirp.

  • Essays

    Reflections on a variety of topics, ranging from audio books to Ellis Island to canoe trips.