Category Archives: Drama

Sweetness in the Belly

Some days ago, on my way to work, I was struck by a disturbing image on the top page of my local newspaper. A young man stranded in the middle of a flooded road, barefoot, clothes plastered to a soaked … Continue reading

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Power walk

Harold leans across the brine-eaten railing to catch a glimpse of the sealion lazying in the sun. Seagulls wheel overhead and the fishermen slap baskets of shrimp onto the jetty, ready for market. The first customers already crowd the docks, … Continue reading

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No More Monkey Business

Fall has always been for me the start of the social season: birthday parties and welcome back BBQs, anniversary banquets and award ceremonies, bookclub hostings and meet-the-teacher nights, NHL kickoff games and season openings at the MET – you name … Continue reading

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Summer heats up on the Bayou

When I stepped off the bus, the heat hit me like a rock. Beads of sweat gathered on my upper lip and dripped down my brown as a scorching fluff of air carried the smell of tang and mud from … Continue reading

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Mother and child

When I was a child, we’d often pitch a tent in the woods close to our hometown. We’d spend days wading in the swift currents of the river, frying hot dogs, kicking badminton balls around and playing cards by the … Continue reading

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Road to Olympic glory

Her arms are pushing against the water, fighting the ripples coming in from the nearby lane, bubbles trailing behind. Three steady strides and one big, long push splicing the current, head out for a gulp of air, refilling the lungs … Continue reading

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Diwali lights

The clay pots sputter with the glowing lights of fragrant oils. Firecrackers burst through the door and the smell of curry and cumin pierces the enclosed air of the community centre. The soft patter of Henna-ed feet on the reddish … Continue reading

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