Road to Avonlea: A Review

I find myself brimming with heavier topics and thoughts these days, but don’t want to fire them out all at once. That would feel a little bit… much. I never want to give the impression that life is one big, long, continual struggle for me, because that would not be accurate. Although there is usually […]

All Things are Possible

As I drive the long, straight road from my parents’ home to my home, My breath catches in my chest. I. am. feeling. a. feeling. A new feeling. “Go away, new feeling!” I say. “I don’t want you. You are not welcome here.” And then I must ask myself what is it that I do […]

How to Get to the Cottage

{PROMPT: write detailed directions for how to get somewhere} If you want to get to the cottage, Pack your sister’s car full of everything that you could possibly need for a week (It goes without saying that you should forget to pack mountain pie irons, your pink inflatable floatie, your black skirt, and pancake mix) […]

Write a short story in which you are the villain.

{PROMPT: Write a short story in which you are the villain.}   I might not have a house, or a bed to sleep in, or money for my breakfast tomorrow morning, but ooooooh boy do I have an excellent routine. That’s really what counts in life, right? The ability to discipline yourself to stick to […]

I didn’t know what was happening at the time.

{PROMPT: I didn’t know what was happening at the time} The scales grew first, Covering my soft skin. For the first time in my life, I was gorgeously green and armoured. I didn’t know what was happening at the time, but The power of it was astounding. The wings grew next, Bursting out of my […]

Write a review of the novel or memoir that you’ve never written.

{PROMPT: Write a review of the novel or memoir that you’ve never written} If you are in search of a light-hearted memoir that highlights the beauty, pain, and just plain awkwardness of being a human being, you might consider picking up Jasmine Martin’s latest book. The book is a reflection on her days of working […]

Send Out Your Spirit

You started the springs and rivers, Oh, God. You set them free to flow. We are wild animals, Roaming, skittish, defensive. We come to your water, Aching with thirst, And we make ourselves small and soft at Your edge. Swallow, Swallow, Swallow. It is luxurious. It is a feast. It is You. We gather around […]

A Recipe for Disaster

{PROMPT: Write a recipe for disaster} You will need the following: A person who has a SYSTEM. A second person who doesn’t trust their own memory, who is not great at picking up on other people’s systems, and who follows a haphazard and inconsistent system of her own. Two green towels- one slightly more lime, […]