Christine O'Reilly

A Toronto-based scribbler who spends most days dreaming of being elsewhere.

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I Am NOT the Adoptive Daughter Of...
2 years ago
My uncle and I stood awkwardly across from one another in the nursing home room. In between us, my mother lay dead in her bed; her mouth agape and the left side of her face blackened from a violent fa...
A Straight Girl In A Lesbian World
2 years ago
“How’s your wife?” the owner of the local convenience store asked me when I was in his shop alone one day. I had recently been frequenting his establishment with my neighbour, buying water for her two...
The Irony of Religion and Hate
2 years ago
Hate begets violence as victims become perpetrators; Ignorance fuels anger while death causes intolerance; Religion and blasphemy predict opinions diverse; Heaven and Paradise enjoin symmetrical grave...
The World as We Know It
2 years ago
A new year imparts its soft lips of forgiveness a whisper of grace humanity, faith renewed hope challenges the villain Evildoers strike their poison a fatal dose mortal dreams die fast yet the dawn of...