The Diary

The Diary

Poppy’s wee face was lost in a mess of scruffy fur, her snores the only sound breaking the still of the bedroom. I peered around my bleak surroundings, at the boxes of my belongings strewn about the floor. Some of my treasured antiques would be left behind. But I...
You Are Never Too Old To Learn

You Are Never Too Old To Learn

So, the most often asked question is, “Maisie, how could you be married for twenty years to a man and not know you’re gay?” And my answer has always been, “I have no idea. I honestly don’t know.” I think back to my high school days. Was there any indication? Any hint?...
My Own White Picket Fence

My Own White Picket Fence

As a child, I was naive. I thought my family was happy. And I was happy. Although I didn’t know the meaning of a ‘white picket fence’ life, every day was filled with laughter and adventure. I remember sitting on my sister’s lap, her strong legs pumping as she...
I Kissed A Girl

I Kissed A Girl

She gathered me into her arms and I felt her lips touch mine. The Kiss. How can I explain it?  Soft. Gentle. Different. And right. I did not want to open my eyes. I couldn’t. She kissed me with my eyes closed and she opened my eyes to my truth; awakening something...
Construction of a Closet

Construction of a Closet

When I realized I was in love with Jess, she was thirty-two and I was the ripe old age of forty-one. In school, much like me, she liked boys just like her girlfriends did. But around age sixteen, she realized she liked girls more. And for sixteen years she hid it,...
As the Stomach Turns…and Other Rumours

As the Stomach Turns…and Other Rumours

I was in grade ten, uncertain of myself, yet doing my best to look cool and indifferent and most certainly failing miserably.  I sat with a group of friends in the cafeteria, enjoying the camaraderie against a backdrop of giggles, chatter and chairs scraping the...

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