There was a vague twinge in the Universe that woke me from my dreams that night. A soft, wordless whisper that gently grazed my mind with fingers like spring petrichor, wisdom surging from strings of lavender and copper smoke, an electric static burst that exploded around me in the darkness. A message, transcribed in the … More Wake

The Ugly Cry

I had a tough night last night, full of ugly crying and “friends” who, despite my requests for them to stop, kept mocking me. For the record, this was over how I pronounced “poutine” (in the correct French-Canadian accent), which is stupid. But it was only accentuated by everything else I’m going through, which they … More The Ugly Cry


“This is really happening. We are here.” – Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett. I finished reading this book last night (a beautifully written coming-of-age sci-fi novel which takes place on a primitive distant planet) and this is the phrase that keeps sticking with me. It is one which a supporting character, Jeff Redlantern, keeps repeating … More Untitled