The Lunch Program

"You ate all your food today," my mom announced as she emptied out my lunch bag, soaking the empty Tupperware containers in the sink. She sounded impressed. "No, I didn't," I shook my head. I sat at the kitchen table behind her colouring in my homework. "I gave my apple and my fruit roll-up to…

The Illness

My feet dangled freely from the wooden dining room chair as I dunked my chocolate chip cookies into a mug of milk. As I ate, I watched my favourite television show, Full House, on the bulky brown television set in the corner of my grandparent's kitchen. I liked this episode a lot so far. I…

The Alien

In a small semi-detached house that my parents were renting in Leafton, I sat on the floor playing with my brand new Barbie doll. She was perfect. She had icy blue eyes and long bleach blond hair. I'd named her Cher, after the character in Clueless. The bow on her box reminded me that today…

The Teacher

I entered my first grade class with my head held high. After a summer that seemed to last an eternity, I could finally say I was officially out of kindergarten and moving into grade school! No more round carpet, I would have my very own desk to sit at this year. No more nap time,…