He is at my Window

He comes to me from the nighttime coldon my ivy snow doorstep and me at my windowComes in big boots and coatsComes in with haircut gossip and grey rumoursMy wrinkle body is old and slow and silent listeningHe is a lonesome traveller blowing from north to east outsideHe is the fearless knight to save prostitute […]

“I’ll Get You This Time”

Jimmy Wu Moonlight sprinkles on the ground. The cold wind howls through the street, extinguishing the fire in the pumpkins. People have decorated their houses with spider webs, zombies and ghosts. It is Halloween. After a busy day in the office, Justin returns to his apartment with little energy saved for the Halloween night with […]

The Lady with the Lamp

Life’s different here on the island. Even though the mainland’s just a mile across the Reach, you’d think you were someplace…else. When I first saw the thing on the beach I got that feeling you get when peeking into an empty room; there’s nothing there, but the more you look, the more you wonder:  Is […]

The Thumping Sound

I can’t remember when it started, but I know that it wasn’t always there. At first, I thought it was the neighbours with their loud music, but every time I placed my ear against the walls, I could only hear their soft voices. No thumping. No music. I began to wonder if the sounds were […]

The Innocent Bunny

My grandmother was the crazy person in the family, always thinking that someone was out to get her. While she was in the nursing home she began to claim there were ‘monsters’ outside her window, under her bed and in the closet. She had some days of normalcy where she would sit in her arm […]