Daily Commute

Daily Commute

She saw the young man sitting across from her on the train flash a look of annoyance as someone brushed his knee with her bag. She wondered why he was annoyed when he was clearly mansplaining (that is the term, Continue reading Daily Commute

Pretending

Pretending

I am someone different to everyone that knows me. Which means that nobody knows me. Continue reading Pretending

Forever

Forever

It was a windy October day, and she stood at the edge of the park, lost in her own thoughts. She was alone in the park and she watched the empty swings swing back and forth, their chains rattling in Continue reading Forever

Marking Time

Marking Time

Fifteen minutes to three o’clock. I was nervous. I had flown into Vancouver early this morning. Why did I agree to meet him today? By the time I cleared the arrival gates and taxied to my hotel, I only had Continue reading Marking Time

On Devil’s Rock

On Devil’s Rock

The following is a work of fiction. She stood high atop Devil’s Rock, looking down on Lake Timiskaming, high above the surrounding expanse. From her vantage point she could scan the areas all around her, each one holding a precious Continue reading On Devil’s Rock

Reflections

Reflections

The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person or place is unintentional. “You seem much calmer lately; much more relaxed. What’s changed?” she asked. I was a bit flippant in my response. “I’ve stopped worrying about Continue reading Reflections

Overthinking Things

Overthinking Things

Many people overthink because they are scared of the future, and what could potentially go wrong. “Because we feel vulnerable about the future, we keep trying to solve problems in our head,” Continue reading Overthinking Things

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

I was driving down the road the other day and I saw a tiny house fly hanging onto the outside of my driver side window. His little wings were flapping furiously as he struggled to cling onto the window. I Continue reading Fear of Flying

Gaming the System

Call it using a loophole, or exploiting a vulnerability – it’s all just another way to “game the system”. Continue reading Gaming the System

The Best Present I Ever Got

The Best Present I Ever Got

I grew up in a foster home, and like many other foster children, we didn’t receive many presents. Every year, we were reminded of the many children who didn’t receive any presents at all. My foster parents were forever telling Continue reading The Best Present I Ever Got