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Category Archives: Fiction

The List

When she was younger, like 12 or 13, she had a List. It started out with 2-3 things. Then as she grew older, the list became longer. It was no longer about what she truly wanted deep inside. It was also about what society dictated, what her parents would’ve wanted for her, to make them […]

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The outcast

He was tired of it all. As he dragged his weary feet up the 5th flight of steps to his apartment, wrinkling his nose in disgust at the fetid smell of urine permeating the air, his mind was saying, you’re a loser, you’re a loser. He sighed, then jumped in fright as a huge rat, […]

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Get strong

She couldn’t pay the bills. The house was too big to upkeep without hired help. She defaulted on the hire-purchase payments for the cars. When she went to work everyday at the bank, where she was a cashier, she didn’t know where to look everytime she saw the manager. The bank, they helped her. Great […]

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Careless

I’m not sure I do. I know I’m smart. Knowing that is enough for me. I know myself. I don’t need anyone else to tell me that. I don’t need engraved plaques that tell people I’m smart. Everyone thinks she’s the smarter one. That’s a great idea. No, I’m not hurt. She makes the grades. […]

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Nothingness

Not sure what happened to us. We were in love once. I sit in the bedroom, the four walls close in on me, and I can’t breathe. There is a strange sound ringing in my ears, I can’t make it out… I slap myself. I realize that it is the sound of me, moaning. My […]

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Space

So there she was, with her worldly possessions, out on the street, thrown out by her landlord. 2 suitcases, a lamp, a box of books and a paper bag with some odds and ends. She felt strangely liberated. Not knowing what was going to happen to her. She had no idea where she’d stay that […]

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Party

They clinked glasses and smiled at each other. After all that heartache, screaming and pain, they could now finally look straight into each other’s eyes and be friends. The assets were split amicably, the house was going to be sold and they would share the proceeds 50-50. She touched his face, and for a split […]

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An old house

It was certainly overpriced. And rather old and dilapidated. But it was also in a lovely, quiet neighbourhood, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, with lots of garden space for the children to run about and play in. There were sad droopy flowers growing in a flower bed just outside the main door. The […]

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My books

I read a novel once, a book called “The Paper House”, about a man who was so passionate about his books that they consumed his life and filled every single available space in his apartment. Later, he built himself a house made entirely of his books by the beach-side. Over time, this man, who was once brilliant […]

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Looking-glass water

I awake to the sound of water. Trickling quietly, as if humming a melody of its own accord. Strangely, it is a melody I recognize, which I dig out from the far recesses of my memory, from the banks of my previous life. I think I have lived a number of years. But I do […]

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