Ontario, Canada
genre: General
THE ROSE GARDENNo matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get the roses to grow. Every guide, every person, every internet search had told her that roses are easy. They’re a staple plant. Good for landscaping. Thrive in direct sun or shade. Easy.Easy for everyone except her. Three years she...
Manitoba, Canada
genre: Romance
I have had it once before; feeling the excitement and thrill of being loved, knowing you’re special to that single soul person.To know you’re wanted for your mind and soul, not just your body. This is what every young woman dreams of at some point, even if it’s just for a moment in time.Everyone,...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
...He loves me, he loves me not. He loves me, he loves me not...  He loves me. I know he does. I love him too. At least, I think I do. Is this really what it is to feel love? I’m not really sure what it is to feel love. He holds my hands and kisses me. He calls every night and we talk. We talk...
Michigan, United States
genre: Romance
“I thought you were the great outdoorsman.” I blew into my trembling fingers. If it helped at all, my hands were too numb to tell the difference.“The wood’s too wet,” Josh said and sat beside me on the log. “And I never said anything about being an outdoorsman. You bestowed that honorific upon me...
Nova Scotia, Canada
genre: Romance
Jess was tired as balls, cranky as f*ck, and had a stress headache that stretched from her frontal lobe to her shoulder blades. She felt bloated and crampy and knew that her period would start any day now. The hour-long drive home did nothing to soothe her spirit or lighten her mood.She pulled into...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
Jamie awoke early that morning to the murmur of voices outside. She was surprised she had been able to sleep at all, and she pulled herself out of bed with a sense of purpose. When she twitched her bedroom curtains aside, she saw a crowd gathered out front. She recognized almost every shop owner...
Ontario, Canada
genre: General
“Do you love him?” The question rang in my ears. It was a delicate question, a complicated one. Love wasn’t simple. I knew that it could bring joy, satisfaction, and laughter. Not for me, however. Love had only brought me loss. I carefully reached for some sugar across the old coffee table as the...
British Columbia, Canada
genre: Romance
I was walking with my parents along the trail of the park peering left and right at the beautiful things for sale. From above, the drone captured the image of hundreds of tents running along eachother in some form of unity. The trees in between reminded you that this indeed was : Art in the Park.It...
British Columbia, Canada
genre: General
In September 1980, I started grade 8 at Gladstone Secondary, School, in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. During the early months of grade 8, I met my(now) former Guidance Counsellor Sheila Maurer, a well-known and popular, very much-loved Guidance counselor at Gladstone Secondary. I first recall meeting...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
A sharp shriek, followed by an exclamation of disgust and—usually—the clatter of something being dropped. After a few seconds, a curse: “Good God!”That’s the sequence when Mommy encounters Something Disgusting. Between shriek and curse, Mommy gets the heebie-jeebies, shuddering all over as though...
Alberta, Canada
genre: General
Some of the loneliest people are our aging elderly left behind in the care homes.Barely seen or spoken to.Some of the loneliest times in their lives is around the holidays.Working as a health care aide during my practicum I met the most sweet, kind and loving elderly lady. She was getting close to...
Manitoba, Canada
genre: Fantasy
She had heard people say that love could by messy. Somehow, she didn’t think this was what they’d meant.One… two… three… Amouri counted as she delicately closed the tweezers around each of the multi-coloured, paper stars she had spilled across the floor. She took care to only apply as much pressure...
British Columbia, Canada
genre: General
Chloe skids the jeep to the side of the road and stops at the edge of a field, near a wood fence. Without streetlights or the welcoming beacons from suburban front porches, the moon is the brightest light. It hangs, low and full, ripe with possibilities like us before we moved in together. Us...
Ontario, Canada
genre: Romance
Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy or boast. It is neither proud nor rude. It is not self-seeking and not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs.There I was, gripping the edges of the bus seat as my fingers grew numb. "It keeps no record of wrongs", I repeated as I failed to...
Ontario, Canada
genre: Romance
It was hardly love at first sightIt was an arranged marriage – there was no other way of explaining it.  I was 19 at the time and my parents’ intentions were clear: they wanted someone who was decent and responsible for me, so they spoke with my family from their home country overseas to find...
Manitoba, Canada
genre: General
Precious Love  No type of love can compare to the love a mother has for her child. A mother loves her child right before the child is born. A mother risks her life during labor, clearly knowing that there is a possibility that she may not make it back from this journey alive. But she...
Ontario, Canada
genre: General
LOVE = Let Our Vitality Emanate Whoosh, drip, drip. The familiar sound of the kitchen tap. Scrubbing and rinsing dishes. Stirring contents of the big pot.Adding salt, pepper, ginger and other herbs and spices to perfect the flavour.Having a taste.Savouring the flavour.Bending down to...
British Columbia, Canada
genre: Science Fiction
Dear Red,I know you will never read this, and that me writing this is nothing more than a futile attempt to stave off the reality of my own mortality, but what the hell? I’m an old romantic. And there’s nothing quite as romantic as leaving behind one last love note, eternally floating on an empty,...

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