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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Not the Village Idiot

Musician’s note: I wrote this song after when I was in secondary school. I went with my mother to pick up my cousin, who is mentally-retarded, from school and we found a group of boys laughing and mocking him. The only person who had bothered to stand up for him was a girl in his […]

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Writing Project: Chapter 6

He gazed at the old man, his heart pounding. Was this his fate coming up to meet him?   Beneath the old man’s wrinkled, weather-beaten olive skin and thick furrowed snowy eyebrows, he glimpsed small twinkling eyes. Despite the crazy white hair and thin  cheesecloth draped over his lithe body, the old man evoked a […]

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Writing Project: Chapter 4

“Who are you?” she panted as she tried to keep up with the girl. The both of them were moving at an amazing speed, and she had the distinct feeling that she was flying. The red cows continued flying beside her, the silvery bells around their neck clanging like a busy church bell. She looked […]

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Writing Project: Chapter 2

I’m in a dream, she thought to herself. She was lying on the forest floor, quiet and still, taking in her surroundings. She could not remember how she had gotten here. She squeezed her eyes shut to will herself to remember what had happened, but her memory only served up a black hole filled with […]

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Secrets in my head

Have you ever had one of those days, where you share a little secret with someone? Because it’s a secret that has yet to erupt, the idea of it gives you little tingles and keeps you feeling deliciously warm all over. I’m smiling as I write this, quietly munching on my potato wedges. It’s a […]

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Kisses

Kisses. Are they sacred? Is it a folly to open your mouth (and tongue) to the mouth of a stranger? Caught in the moment, a wave of passion deriding all your better judgment, whisking you along on that ride of insolence. I think of all the kisses I have bequeathed over the years. Some deserved them. […]

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Nasty

Is it nasty to while the hours away listening to Loreena McKennitt, getting sucked into that chasm of long-ago? Dreaming, drifting along the flow of nothingness. Fumbling towards the beauty of another world? Is it nasty to demean others to protect your friends? To see yourself as the sole saviour in an impossible circumstance? To […]

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A dream

I dreamt that he found another love. A beautiful young girl with long flowing locks. A slender buxom body that cried “Look at me!” Glowing peaches & cream complexion with ruby-red lips. Soft brown eyes that drew you into their depths, drowning you in their beauty. I love you, but that isn’t enough for me, […]

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The Fallen

He wandered through the darkened streets, looking up at the windows of houses. In the distance, the church bell rang with a loud peal. He closed his white hands over his ears, straining, hurting. Beauty in pain, he was once told. Embrace who you are, what you have become. His heart pounded beneath his chest. […]

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Redemption

He lay prone on the hospital bed, breathing raggedly. An oxygen mask was clamped over his face. His eyes were closed and sunken deep within their sockets. She sat quietly beside him, drinking in the sight of this once-gigantic man, now reduced to mere skin and bones. The horrific memories of her childhood came flooding […]

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