Guardian

I stood atop the 32-story building overlooking the city. It was a place I would call home, if only for a little while. Taking a deep breath, I closed my eyes, concentrating on the source of the Light I felt situated in the city streets of Toronto, its flashing lights and booming sounds. Focusing my energy on […]

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In the Shadows

I was five when I knew something was different about me. My first memory. I had no recollection of who my parents were or what they even looked like. All I knew was that I was alone at the orphanage, disconnected from the outside world. I picture it even now, almost like an oil painting: […]

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Demons

Demons. We all had them. Some of us were just able to deal with them more than others. Sometimes it was merely an annoyance, like a bee buzzing near your ear that you wanted to swat away. It’d eventually lead to a sharp sting if you weren’t careful. Other times, demons buried you so deep […]

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Four Letters Christmas (Part 4)

When I opened my eyes again, I stared back into Reed’s calming face. But I wasn’t outside, freezing my behind and trying to get warmth from his body. No. I was back in my bedroom with the love of my life. Reed stroked my face, almost like butterfly wings. “Merry Christmas,” he said. Then he […]

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Four Letters Christmas (Part 3)

I woke up to my name being called over and over again. My eyes fluttering open, I looked up into concerned faces. No. This wasn’t still happening. Why hadn’t I waken up yet? I quickly sat up, determined. “This isn’t real,” I mumbled to myself. “Do you need me to call a doctor, honey?” Amelia […]

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Four Letters Christmas (Part 2)

The sound of Jingle Bells being sung by some sort of choir who sounded like they were high on drugs crashed into my eardrums. I quickly covered my ears and shoved my head under my pillow to prevent any further torture. “Make it stop. Please,” I moaned. A few beats later and I was greeted by silence. […]

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Four Letters Christmas (Part 1)

The smirk on Reed’s face made me want to smack him. I mean, really. Who was I engaged to again, and was there a way for me to get an exchange or refund? Or were there no refunds allowed? “Why’d you make me eat all this, Reed, huh?” I stared at him from across our […]

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The Masks We Wear

Putting on a mask. We all did it. It wasn’t some strange occurrence that only happened to X, Y, and Z. We all hid things from the world; it was just how we were. I mean, it wasn’t like we meant to do it. It was more of a natural phenomenon, like saying “bless you” […]

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Trip Down Memory Lane

Do you remember what it was like to be in eighth grade? “Callaghan!” I startled and turned at the sound of the male voice, heart hammering in my chest. I knew that voice from anywhere. Owen Wilder. He was probably the most likable guy at school. He wasn’t the hottest, he wasn’t the tallest, or […]

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