The two boys giggled to themselves as they rushed along the sandy shore. One had a large bag slung over his shoulder, the other carried two folded chairs in hand. Their spare hands were clasped together as their feet kicked up sand behind them. The … Continue reading Walks on the Beach
The air was damp and cool as Awyn moved through the meadow. Like many other mornings, he paused by the river to take a moment to breathe and let the negative energies wash away with the current. He rose from the riverside, before moving on … Continue reading Where it Begins
Recently I have begun to work on a new novel, so far I have dubbed it “The Creators” as a temporary title. I am working to make a section on this website dedicated solely to content on this story, and I hope you all enjoy … Continue reading The Creators
Llewellyn Robinson is a former leader of the Safe Spaces group at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (RCSS) in Kitchener. They have been an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community in their region, and have spoken on several panels to educate about the community, in particular … Continue reading A sit down with Llewellyn Robinson: A Safe Space for All
Despite Bill 13 (Accepting Schools Act) being passed into Ontario Legislature in 2012, the ongoing struggle in Ontario Catholic School Boards to create and allow Gay/Straight Alliances (GSA) in schools continues to be an issue. Even when these groups are created in schools, they can … Continue reading Struggling for a Spotlight
Why do we expect ourselves to know ourselves on a constant basis? In our world, from a young age, we are expected to acknowledge who we are and then conform to this static image that has been built for us from other people’s perceptions of … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Yourself
The three of them moved to the bed, clutching to each other. Kailee began to cry, the smell of the heavy smoke and the sound of flames licking up walls to reach them couldn’t be drowned out. Even as her mother tried to sing her a lullaby, and her father continued to wave fresh air into the room.
The wind was cool in the night as the mist around the lake clung to her cloak. Her breath came out as a fog, and the dirt rustled under her bare feet. The lake was a mysterious place at night, said to bring one to … Continue reading Young and Hungry
A summer in Italy that no one can forget once they’ve experienced it. The film adaptation of André Aciman’s novel “Call Me By Your Name” is one that draws you in with its stunning visuals, and then traps you in the compelling story it tells … Continue reading What Makes “Call Me By Your Name” so Significant?
The two were locked in an intense fist-fight, the sound of blows echoing off the stone walls. There was barely any light illuminating them, and one threw a punch which swung over the other’s head. As soon as he missed, his eyes widened as the … Continue reading Keep Me Safe
The bar was nearly empty, which was unusual for a weekend. The few customers inside were stuck exclusively to their respective barstools, the dance floor empty and music turned down at the request of one of the patrons. Behind the bar, Maisie was washing glasses … Continue reading More Than a Pretty Face
The party was loud, you couldn’t hear yourself think and were almost forced to get lost in the bass filling the space. People draped themselves on top of each other, holding drinks and shouting at each other over the music. The girls sat in the … Continue reading I’m So Afraid
The pair had been sitting together for a while. The room was quiet, the only sounds were their breathing and the soft hum of a fan in the corner keeping them cool. The smaller boy gazed down at his hands, shaking slightly as the older … Continue reading Fight For You
The girl shrieked as they tore off her hat, her long hair falling past her shoulders. She was forced to the ground, a rough rope tying her wrists as footsteps moved closer to her. The deck creaked, the ocean pushing against the ship as sailors … Continue reading Curse of the Sea