This Is the Way It Is

Fountain at Broadway Tech Centre

Fountain at Broadway Tech Centre

Yesterday I received an email from the company housed in the Broadway Tech Centre campus. I didn’t get the job. Since I really need to land some sort of steady employment soon, this outcome was very disappointing. In the email, the HR person stated that “At this time, we have decided to move forward with […]

Broadway Tech Centre

Since my face-to-face interview of January 10th, I have had three telephone interviews that segued into radio silence. But on February 25th, I submitted my application to a Vancouver company for a CSR position in the financial sector. While even the slightest mention of math of any kind gives me a brain freeze, the job […]

Here Be Dragons – Fragment #85

She confesses to herself that she is drawn to Bryant’s smile and blue eyes and the golden kiss of his skin and his hands, with slender fingers, always in motion when he speaks. He is beautiful – she has never been in a serious relationship with anyone so beautiful before. It seems like a miracle, […]

How to Act

A wood bench faces the river where the sun still shines on deep waters of sadness. Love is an unread book; no soft focus makes your deception kind. In the nether world, jewels are stones– a challenge, a prayer. I am not afraid of the truth. anymore. The ghosts are gentler than I thought they […]

Memories of Maggie

Three weeks ago today, I discovered that Maggie had passed away in September. It’s taken me all this time to write this for several reasons, but mostly because I felt embarrassed that I didn’t know sooner. We lived in the same apartment block, Maggie one floor below me. I can’t remember when she moved in, but […]

Lost Things – Fragment #84

This is the sadness of lost things, she thinks as she stares in the mirror at herself. You don’t recognize them when you finally find them.

What is This?

What is this I have coloured with the three crayons I wrestled away from big sister? It’s a house, and mama’s hair swirling. No, mama’s swirling dark hair is in the other corner. What is this in this corner? Green blue grass growing beside a beach with yellow sand. Look! Look, mama! She turns to […]