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Ontario, Canada
genre: Romance
This is the worst idea ever.  Or maybe it’s a great idea? I can’t tell anymore. I’m so nervous I can't think straight.I pace back and forth in the living room, glancing at my cell phone sitting on the coffee table. I know what I want to do. I want to call Scott and ask how he’s doing. We...
Alberta, Canada
genre: Fantasy
It’s the rarest thing that a soul got lost in the Underworld. Unfortunately that poor soul took a wrong turn and ended up in Tartarus due to the whispers of its prisoners below. Even more unfortunate that the soul listened to those whispers until it had put its body parts back together,...
British Columbia, Canada
genre: General
She bound towards me through the fields as she had for so many years in her youth, a shining beauty, hair flowing with gold, sparkling in the Sun. She'd bore seven foals, lucky number 7, each going on to win races that made my husband and I Proud and wealthy enough to buy the ranch. Lazy Days was...
Ohio, United States
genre: Romance
FIVE.  I was only five when I first saw her.  But, somehow, I knew.  She was the one. HUNDRED… at least.  Oh, he tried to get me to notice him at least a hundred ways.  That's probably a conservative estimate.  The only thing I noticed was my complete lack of...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
Every story is an origin story because everything starts somewhere, even when it feels like we're beginning at the middle.The days have been running into one another and I suddenly remember it is nearly January and her birthday is coming up. Was it the 3rd? The 5th? I know it's a prime number...
Ontario, Canada
genre: General
How can something so simple appear so complicated? What exactly is love? It's a deep desire for someone's adoration, a straightforward definition that pains my brain to comprehend. It all seems so easy, but only after observing it do you begin to notice its complexity; the deeper truth behind the...
Alberta, Canada
genre: Romance
    “Helen,” he said, his voice low, and husky.    All she could do was nod in response. Her knees weakened at the sound of her name dripping from his lips, his dark brown eyes staring into hers.     Gently taking her hand, he brushed his lips...
Manitoba, Canada
genre: Romance
Just as the rays of the soon setting sun impaled my skin, I saw him there, standing, watching me.  Our eyes locked at a gaze that was never meant to be.  He knew what he had done and how shattered I was.  I tried desperately to muster up the courage to leave, but my body was frozen...
genre: Romance
Two tall, strong middle-aged men pushed their way through the rubble. They were clad in plastic armor and wearing goggles and face masks.Ekaterina was following them with a candle. Her mum's bedroom was undamaged. Broken glass made the flowery curtains sway. Her serene face, laying on the pillow,...
British Columbia, Canada
genre: Romance
The cricket ball had fallen into John’s roses again. He fished it out and scowled at its owner.The girl swallowed, clutching her bat. “Sorry, Mr. Edward.”“It’s late to be out playing,” John said, pointing a bony finger at her. “You should be careful. And mind my rose bush.”The boy beside her...
Ontario, Canada
genre: Romance
   Kami wasn’t in love with Kane anymore. But she was in love. She was still friends with him though, always priding herself in staying friends with her exes. Besides, she’s known Kane for half her life.As she strolled through Central Park, with all its familiar smells and beingness...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
You Are Worth It The headlights of a single hatchback pierced the darkness. The car seemed to limp rather than roll, eventually making its way into a nearby garage. The lone passenger dragged herself out of the car, black hair sticking out in multiple directions, while her tanned skin was...
Ontario, Canada
genre: General
It began with growing up in an unhappy home in Istanbul.My mother was a sad alcoholic, my father a bookkeeper for a local manufacturer of men's shirts.More than once, when we were alone, my father advised me, "Get an education, Burak. Work smarter—marry better than I did."Being an only child, my...
Ontario, Canada
genre: General
I lied To my face  "I'm good," I told my son over the phone, who was calling from Canada. What was I supposed to tell him? I was in Baghdad – the land of the forgotten- pacing the flat roof of the house anxiously. It was a pitch-black evening with no moon in sight. There were no...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
 The GardenerAs soon as Stella stepped outside into the fresh morning, her lungs thanked her. The crisp scent of morning dew being kissed awake by the sun invaded every fiber within her; you can’t bottle that, she thought. She stood still and inhaled, wondering how she had ignored it like an...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
Motherhood hadn't been her dream; it was not a biological urge that had driven her to take the plunge. It was, plain and simple, an accident. A broken condom, and suddenly she was in the baby stream; no matter how fast she paddled, she was swept away by the current. Most of her friends had...
New Brunswick, Canada
genre: General
I leisurely drank in the Sunday paper as I drank a cup of tea. The ability to read without interruption is one perk of living alone, I suppose. When I was through, I tossed the paper in the recycling bin and started on breakfast.The image of a brunette woman entered my mind as I sliced and diced my...
New Brunswick, Canada
genre: Fantasy
 Coffeeshop ThoughtsI sit daydreaming in a coffeeshop I’ve frequented for years; it’s on a side street in the middle of downtown. I look around at the mix of décor-- homey, sophisticated, and old. The floor, once shiny black and white tiles are a mix now, bright colours scattered under the...

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