The Ultimatum

She gave him an ultimatum. She said he had to marry her within the next year, or she was done. She'd been with him for years already. She still had a bit of a wild side to her back then. She liked having a bit too much to drink and having to balance on a…

The Movie

I met Terrance Verbly at the bus stop one afternoon in late August. Neither of us could afford cars, although one of our favourite topics of conversation revolved around what we'd do when we finally bought them. My dreams always ended up with the impromptu road trip of a lifetime down south to Mexico. Terrance…

The End of an Era

My home phone was ringing as I walked through the door. My heart skipped a beat. Was the school calling to rat me out for skipping my last class that day.. and every other day this week? "Hello?" I asked, waiting to see if I'd hear the click before the automated truancy message from the…

The Birthday Wish

It all began long before it actually happened. It was sparked by a dream I'd had, seemingly out of nowhere. A dream that showcased everything I ever wanted. A dream that I woke up from feeling lost, hollow and longing for a reality that I hadn't even realized I wanted up until that point. A…

The Speech

Drew Nodar walked up to the podium summoning all of his courage. He'd been dreading this moment throughout the whole wedding. The whole week. Month! In fact, he'd been dreading this moment since Stewie Goode had informed him almost a year ago that as his best man, he would have to give a speech. Now…

The Ex-Coworker

The first time she reached out to me was via Instagram last January, about 11 years after I last saw her. It was my fault, really. She had just posted a string of pictures from her wedding, in which she looked radiant. Her dark skin contrasted with the snow white dress so wonderfully, and her…

The Co-op Class

I idled by the door of my 12th grade co-op class, peering inside hesitantly. Was I in the right place? The students in this class were not my usual university bound classmates. In the front row there was a group of girls doing each other's blush, eyeliner and mascara, even though they were already wearing…

The Syntax Midterm

I sat back in the theater style seats of the lecture hall after my syntax class. I needed the support to cushion the blow to the stomach I'd received from getting back my syntax midterm. In big, red, unforgiving pen, circled at the top of the page was, “23%”. My heart was beating fast, my…

The Stranger

I entered my bedroom and instantly noticed a pop up on my laptop screen. Someone was trying to add me on MSN Messenger, the pre-Facebook internet platform where I spent most of my time during high school. The person had a name I didn’t recognize. I decided to add him and send him a message.…