Creative Writing Blog: Closer

Trigger warning: The following story deals with instances of stalking and graphic violence. I advanced my way up the winding staircase. Taking a sigh of relief at the top, I faced the front door of my new unit with pride. Opening the door with confidence, I knew it would be a fresh start. A chapter of my life where I could separate myself from the drama and turmoil of daily social interactions. A place I can call my home. The place was a two bedroom loft with a large living room. Settling into my new small and humble took a short period of time. Within two weeks, everything was together. Moving from Nipissing to Toronto was a big decision, but […]

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Creative Writing Blog: The Door

Our bathroom has those door knobs that you have to push and turn to the right in order to lock them. They’re the type that, if your stupid sibling has locked themselves in to annoy you, you’ll need to find a paperclip and stick it in the tiny hole at your end of the knob to unlock it. It’s a pain and it’s not funny at all! Anyway, my point is that you need to be inside the bathroom with the door shut in order to lock it. It’s impossible to lock it from the outside. Imagine my surprise when I’m home alone one day, my little brother at soccer practice and my single mom dropping him off, and can’t […]

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Creative Writing Blog: What not to do at parties

“What the hell happened to you?!” “Uh,” I said, stepping into the house and scratching the back of my neck. “I don’t really know. It was a weird night. Can I shower first and get some not-torn clothes on? For some reason I’ve got ketchup all over me.” “That doesn’t look like ketchup,” my roommate said, closing the door as I walked into our small apartment. He swiped at a red patch on my torso with his finger and lifted it to his nose. “It smells coppery.” I scoffed. “What are you saying? That it’s blood? It’s probably that metallic paint that uses copper to make it shiny, then. Some art kids brought a bunch to the party. They were […]

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Creative Writing Blog: Adventures of a socially awkward first-year

“It’s a small world,” we say to ourselves as we run into people we recognize in our ventures. And in comparison to the vast expanse outside, it truly is, a small world. But from an introspective angle, the space between one moment and the next, the moments leading up to sleep, or the feeling of satisfaction after a successful interaction, the world is enormous, wondrous, intimidating. For the socially awkward, or even anxious new comers to this whirlwind of culture, information and stress, every day can be an overwhelming event. For myself, the adventure begins when I leave the apartment. I kiss my boyfriend, or shan’t I say, my only friend, goodbye for the day. This is followed by a […]

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Creative Writing Blog: Tirade of an angry man

#1 Life has taught me that my opinion doesn’t matter. We as human beings believe that we possess real power because we can control others, yet in actuality we cannot even control ourselves. We are slaves indebted to the flow of time. What we claim is freedom is captivity. What we call power is actually weakness. We are not who we claim to be and I’m tired. #2 I have come to the realization that human beings are petty creatures. They crave security and normality yet they themselves are the harbingers of destruction and division. #3 I cannot get her voice out of my head. Her sweet melody which causes my stomach to drop and the hairs on my body to […]

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