Creative Corner

Before Elections

’Twas the week before elections, when all across the campus not a student was caring, not even a frosh. The posters were hung on the wall...

Part Two

There is a beauty in the way we lie to ourselves, constantly enamored by the truth and all of its implications, yet still (desperately) trying to...

Master of the Flame

We still bear the scars from releasing the flame the heat of sun in a second, in a single flash on the people of eastern islandsA cloud...

Mr. Mossad’s Mistress

I hold my blue ballpoint pen centimetres away from a rectangular notepad. The word “Oracle” blazes in large, red, angular letters from the top...

Solar Lunacy

Visions of a time gone by the world funnels into a greater gyre of widening madness; Hypnosis, blindness, the perception of things as they wereA blank emptiness of nothingness sorcerized...

Special

I slouch behind my battered green desk at St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Etobicoke, Toronto. My Grade 3 teacher, Ms. Macucci, surveys us silently...

Ode to a Professor

I wait in any class, accompanied by routine dread, whether anthology or textbook, it remains in lap, unread. The professor hurries in, expression too flustered as the...

Writing

Pen stabs paper. Repeatedly, remorseless. As the words form furiously the ink flows as a heart pounds, beating ever faster, ever louder. Tension mounts, the air builds pressure, pushing eardrums...

Conclusion, part one

And so this is my conclusion (of many). Love is very strange. It knows exactly how to pry open your heart, and to do with it...

The Family

I look down at my diamond-encrusted Kenneth Cole watch. The long silver hand nears the 7 as the short hand hovers between 10 and...

Too many boobies

“I’m not going to do that man,” Mansour says to my request. He doesn’t even look at me to stay it, just keeps his...

Speak Dancing to My Feet

At the risk one always takes in this of turning obsolete, I’m speaking of the thing which time alone could not complete: turn forth the brass...
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