don’t look

This is a mistake, she thought to herself. She knew she shouldn’t leave the room. It was against the town’s strict protocol – no child leaves their windowless room between the hours of 3 AM to dawn. She was being an idiot, but she had to leave. Her own idiot brother wouldn’t stop whining about […]

jailbird – “pass it on” continued

Bang. The girl let in a startled breath, her eyes snapping open. Shouts could be heard, some close by, others in the distance. She sat up, the springs underneath her groaning in protest. A thin wool blanket was draped across her legs. The girl’s brows knitted together, noticing her strange attire. An uneasy feeling spread […]

“pass it on”

Her eyes darted back and forth between the house and her car. Back and forth. She gazed down at the note, dread thick in her chest. Her heart felt heavy. God, it was never ending. Yet, she couldn’t ignore it for much longer. It was her fault after all, she’d been stupid. She was the […]

jackpot

The crowd continued to laugh, surrounding the long table. They looked on in awe, watching a group of men stare blank-faced at their hand of cards. The game had been going on for quite sometime, the stakes rising as money was continuously added. More chips were thrown, scattering onto the table. The owner of those […]

a semester of PUB101: my writing rediscovery

Upon finishing my first manuscript in grade nine, I actively searched for publication. Of course, I was inexperienced at the time, and had no idea what type of condition a piece should be in before it is submitted to an agency or publisher. After countless ‘no’s’ from companies, I realized that if I wanted to […]

institution-radiation

They dragged me towards a metal door. Panic built up in my throat and I let out a pricing scream. The two suited men on either side of me tightened their grip and continued on as if they hadn’t heard me. My breath came out in shallow gasps, my throat tight and dry. “Let go […]

process #10

In last weeks PUB101 class, we focused on trans-media aspects. To further our understanding on the topic, we were split into groups and given an article that we were supposed to dissect, and create a post for a different platform. My partners and I chose an article about the SPCA and First Nations of Cariboo […]

process #9

For this week’s process post, we’ve been asked to create a story without text by using different forms of media. My best friend and I are currently obsessed with the app ‘Bitmoji.’ This app has a cool concept, as you are able to create your own avatar. There are a variety of situations your avatar […]

dust and bottles

Despite the age of the abandoned manor, the bedroom was grand. It was clear that whoever had owned this house had plenty of money. Sitting in the middle of the room was a king-sized bed. Expensive sheets and silks were draped over the mattress. A satin red canopy hung from the ceiling. Open to the […]