I was reaching for a melon in the produce section of the local grocery mart when a paw shot out from behind it to vigorously swat at my hand and the black head of a growling cat appeared with large excited yellow eyes. A passing lady looked at me askew. “That’s not my cat.” I […]
Is the day that neighbours like to terrorize veterans and pets alike by unleashing a seemingly endless arsenal of loud sky magic. Restrained to their yards because everything is canceled forever fireworks (and plenty) help air out the grievances. Two lots over a dazzling array of starbursts mostly white (racists) with a nice jazzy finish. […]
“Did you hear something?” “No.” Sam lied. He did and it shook him up even though he was expecting to hear it: the voice of a little girl singing. It was coming from the neighbour’s shed. It was mid-January. The garage they were in was just a roof stuck to the side of a house. […]
He’s been pounding back the sauce since his wife left and took the house the kids the dog now he lives in his snow plow at the end of my street idling, waiting for me to come out after the storm to start shoveling. He can barely see me as through his alcoholic haze I […]
Things seem comical after awhile that once mattered even if you’re laughing at yourself.
It was only -17C this morning but still I had to scrape off and warm up the car hopefully without stumbling this time and helplessly sliding down the sloped driveway screaming towards the merciless blade of the gigantic plow that marauds our street in these ridiculous hours because I once again forgot to purchase road-salt […]
The man at the end of the table laughs at a joke I unintentionally made as I stick my fork into something that I cannot pronounce.
Life can make you cry until it hurts to laugh it can make you a brick wall or a closed door or at very worst a smiling face behind a desk. It can do all sorts of things to your insides and I heard that some men go insane because of it so the best […]