2012-01-25 06.15.59

Anon: Lovers Spit

Editor’s note: Here is a creative submission for the site. Totally anonymous and totally unedited, per usual by me. Enjoy. I have never thought of myself as a writer, perhaps a dreamer, but not a writer. I just touched down; finally, after a two-hour delay I arrived in a dizzy haze of a town they …

2012-01-26 22.12.02

Anon: On Being Better Off As Friends

I was 14 years old when “My Best Friend’s Wedding” was released. For a time, it was my favourite movie because my best friend was a boy. I wanted to be Julianne, and I felt like I’d already found my Michael. The idea that this man and woman who were best friends could potentially fall …

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Erica:On Life As An Empath

Judging me for being emotional? Well, don’t, because it may be YOUR emotions I’m feeling. Remember that one episode that time of Star Trek: The Next Generation? You know the one, the one where Counselor Troi gets all upset and Picard doesn’t understand why but he knows if he doesn’t listen to her the Borg …

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Anon: On Distance and Time

I had hoped that after he graduated we would become friends. For a while, I thought we were. Jon was smart. Funny. Popular. Good looking. Athletic. The type of boy that I would have given anything to be friends with when I was in high school. He said hello every morning, and told me to …

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Scott:On Connections

Connections After the news of August 23, 2012, I’m still not ready to give up on Lance Armstrong. Al Kaline Dick Butkus Gail Goodrich Lance Armstrong All of these sports legends have a connection. The connection is my Dad. Let me explain My Father loved sports. He didn’t spend hours in front of the TV …

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Anon: On Having One of Those Days

It’s one of those days. The kind where every exhale holds the promise of tears that don’t end. I’m in the pit. Can’t climb out. Fuck. Fuck it all. Fuck me. All of my emotional strength is exhausted. Stripped, naked and bare, vulnerable to the world. I excuse my seemingly endless supply of tears with being …

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Scott: On Facing My Fear

Today was a big day for me. This is not the story of overcoming a life-threatening illness, nor is it the story of beating the odds and an impossible disability. It’s much simpler, more of an everyday thing. Something most folks can relate to. I went swimming. No big deal. Well … OK, it was …

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Megan: On Loneliness and Solitude

One of the most important parts of growing up is learning how to be comfortable being alone. It’s one thing to be left alone when your parents go on a vacation without you, or to be alone for a weekend, or even to travel alone for a little while. There’s something liberating about being by …