The Tire

She wandered into The Tap on a Monday afternoon like she was lost. When she turned around and saw me sitting at the first booth to her left, she looked almost relieved. I couldn't imagine why she would be. It's not like we were friends. And yet, to my surprise, she sat right down in…

The Balance

Have you ever had one of those days where your life just feels off balance? Like, you just can't seem to get the proper footing, no matter how hard you try? That's how I felt one afternoon, after leaving the required marketing course for my Publishing Program. I quickened my pace to avoid my classmates…

The Dining Set

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, my black cat lay belly-up on the end of our red couch, his front paws suspended upwards toward the ceiling, a blank look in his eye. On the other side of the couch, I lay in much the same position, only clutched between my paws I held my iPhone. I…

The Cooking Class

I took Cooking as a bird class in high school. At the time, I was too immature to realize how truly innovative my high school was to even offer this class. In the first half of the semester we had cooking lessons and demonstrations, and during the second half, the class ran a restaurant as…

The Hot Dog

It was my first time camping with virtual strangers. The only people I knew sitting around the bonfire that evening were my high school boyfriend Jonah, his cousin Alex and Alex's girlfriend Miriam, both of whom I'd met only once, at Christmas. We were camping with a mix of their friends. They were all a…

The Steering Wheel

Troy and I lightly jogged across the parking lot, anxious to get into the car. It was freezing outside. We swung open the doors to his BMW which was already beginning to heat up, thanks to his automatic car starter and jumped inside. I instantly felt the relieving heat on my back and upper thighs…

The Wallet

It was late Sunday afternoon when I realized my wallet was missing. I searched my apartment high and low for it, but came up short. It was gone. "When did you last have it?" Asked my boyfriend. I scanned my memory. I definitely had it when we were at Walmart the night before. I used…

The Bearhouse

When I was in my senior year of high school, I thought that I would become an elementary school teacher, despite the fact that I had had in my life, very little interaction with young children. To rectify this fault, I got the bright idea to apply to The Bearhouse, a store where kids got…

The Slot Machine

"Here's the money for the Uber," Amy attempted to hand me 7 American dollars as we headed through the airport to get to our terminal. "No, I don't want it," I protested. I didn't want to bring back any American money, I had just spent my last 5 dollars on a bag of chips. With…

The Bachelorette Party

With an unsteady hand, I poured equal parts vodka and cranberry juice into an empty water bottle over the sink in my apartment. This was not typical behaviour for me, at least not since I'd been eighteen years old. But desperate times call for desperate measures. In this case, the desperation stemmed from the fact…