“We Shall Arrive Soon” True North Writing Contest

It was an unexpected surprise to find out that my short story, “We Are Fuel” was chosen as a runner-up in the Communitech True North Writing Contest. (Special thanks to Erin Bow for selecting my work!). I’m excited to be part of this Canadian event, and after a quick peek at the site for the... Continue Reading →

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Naturally Imperfect

Usually, I try not to use social media to personally insult another commoner. Famous people, maybe--their name or promise becomes more than the person who wakes up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and finds out there's no paper on the roll. But someone else like me, just grinding through their... Continue Reading →

The Plaza Paper (A True Story)

I found it half-hidden in the seam of a decorative pillar. A standard white 8.5" x 11", filled with printed text on one-side. The font is size 11 Calibri, Microsoft Word's most recent default. The first thing I can tell is that someone opened the program and started typing before firing it off to the... Continue Reading →

Canada 150 – Coast to Boundless Coast

I know patriot comes loaded with whatever hero narrative your country or culture loves and/or hates. For me, it's somewhat of a slander. It comes with the kind of fanaticism that tears apart populations and upholds borders for the sake of a population's "purity". But I guess in some vague definitions, I am a patriot.... Continue Reading →

Uh Yeah, Me Neither… (A Poem)

Do you take all your poems out ‘round back? Fantasize about them during teleconferences? Sketch them from memory by candlelight when the wind sounds like orgasmic gasps? Does your blood burst in your genitals when you feel the line break? Do you try to conjure their smell and end up hyperventilating? Tell me, do you... Continue Reading →

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