9   17 readings 3 min
Once upon a time, 11:30 to be exact. A decision was made. One that would change the course of history forever. Amadeus didn’t pick up lunch. Oh, and two hyper-nuclear reactors in the mariana ... [+]

0   10 readings 5 min
I watch my sister as she tries to hack her way out of the oppression we are facing. The footsteps in the hall get quieter. They are listening for her typing.

“Sis!” I hiss. “Type ... [+]

8   26 readings 3 min
“A healthy baby boy! Congratulations!”

Miriam looked up at the doctor and gave a forced smile.

The doctor sat down beside her bed. “You must be pretty tired.”

Miriam ... [+]

11   31 readings 1 min
When I was in Grade Eight at Lakeview Elementary School in Regina, Saskatchewan, our teacher, Mr. Graham, used a miniature hand-cranked generator to demonstrate electrical current for us. We all held ... [+]

17   109 readings 3 min
She summoned the courage to approach the altar, bowing her head to see the plaid of her skirt grazing red carpet. There, she heard the whispered calling of undulating silk robes and the mournful sighs... [+]

8   20 readings 3 min
In another universe, much like this one, lies a world where everyone has a soulmate. In this world, everyone is born with a black mark on their body signaling the first place their soulmate will touch... [+]

14   54 readings 5 min
“My mom was bitten by a vampire bat! For real! Mom, please mom, tell the story.” My nine years old child insisted with pride. She wanted to impress her friends, as she had seen myself doing many ... [+]

48   362 readings 5 min
Her fingers are now knurled like the branches of an oak tree in winter. Those once graceful hands, united her with piano keys, and paint brushes to create an impact of her life and living is now a ... [+]

10   24 readings 5 min
It was a reunion of sorts. The eight of us had spent a week together the previous winter, sailing around the Grenadines on a time-share catamaran. It was Grayson and me, Ben and Alicia, and two other ... [+]

12   18 readings 5 min
It had been a mild Spring, Cool, gusty winds had kept the air feeling alive, fresh, almost disguising the lack of rain. The mild weather had not lasted. Weather-beaten faces looked to the sky, hoping ... [+]

9   46 readings 3 min
“Why?” She screamed, “Why are you doing this? You know you don’t have to!”

“I know” I responded calmly in a barely audible whisper. “I know I don’t have to but it will be ... [+]

1   24 readings 5 min
The alarm buzzed, “beep, beep, beep, beep,” as the sun shone down through my bedroom window. It was a normal day, and like all normal days. I smacked the snooze button and I was up.

”Get... [+]

2   21 readings 5 min
Yellow light pushes through old plastic domes on the ceiling. Streaks of rain on the window glow at the edges with color from a traffic light hanging outside the apartment. Red... yellow... green. ... [+]

34   143 readings 1 min
People think that living during the zombie apocalypse is hell. It’s really not.

Being dead is so much worse.

I've been walking for weeks now. I feel the stinging in my feet yet my ... [+]

3   54 readings 5 min
9 am. The alarm bell rang and jolted Ashish out of his slumber. He was used to waking up at the crack of dawn as far back as he could remember. But now at this stage, he could have the luxury of ... [+]

10   57 readings 3 min
Have you ever had a feeling where you feel like something happened and it’s an ongoing memory? Like Deja Vu? Or kinda like nostalgia? Yeah me too. But the difference is that mine won’t stop. There... [+]

2   12 readings 5 min
Humpty Dumpty was described by his peers as a well-rounded, anthropomorphic sphere of worldly proportions. Over the years he had let himself go, sagged and gotten a little ellipsoidal—a bit eggy as ... [+]