Oneg In The Arctic
Stories from the TRUE NORTH with a side of humour, adventure, good food, and snowy poetic dreams
Behind You Chapter 17
Previous Chapter ~ “Move in with us?” “Yeah?” “Yeah” “Okay” Most of you by now probably feel that everything has been perfect in the last few months, and honestly it really sometimes feels that way. It’s nice that things finally work out, don’t you think? I mean, for so much of our lives we worry about overcoming the closest hurdle and it’s so easy to lose sight of the whole race ahead.
When Worlds Collide
There weren’t always dragons in the Valley, but I got too tempted and too reckless. A broken heart could do that. Have you ever fallen so fast and so hard that your wings felt like they were going to catch fire before ripping off? No? Well neither have I until way into the future, and I knew it was going to happen. But the cause of such could be altered at any moment in the present time. Who knows why I might be falling. Maybe I jumped off a building, or got pushed off this said building. Or maybe I fell in love and then that person pushed me off a building. I should really stay away from buildings.
When Guns Kills More Than Kinder Eggs
How are the United States of America even considered united? Can anyone explain that to me? My cousins on my dad’s side lived in Pennsylvania when I was younger, and I remember driving with my parents down from Toronto to visit them every couple years.
Behind You Chapter 16
Previous Chapter ~ Lilah and I had been together for about seven months now and it felt solid. Although I still technically lived in my apartment, I could usually be found at her house. Even though we had this incredible and unexplainable bond, we didn't want to rush into anything. It was also of utmost importance that Uri would be included that dialogue.
Behind You Chapter 15
Previous Chapter ~ I could tell how nervous Erin was by the way her eyes darted from place to place; she also kept reaching up to fix her high ponytail. We were just approaching the Don's pub where she would be meeting her mom, and I had long given up on small talk as Erin was not paying attention at all. I knew her mind was elsewhere, and so we walked in silence as we both processed in our own worlds.
Behind You Chapter 14
Previous Chapter ~ Since my little reunion with Lilah and the whole random tattoo experience, I found that her and I couldn't be away from each other for too long. The work week was the hardest as we had to be apart for most of the day. I came to appreciate the morning shifts even more as then I'd be able to catch Lilah as she was dropping Uri off. My morning dose of Lilah kept me going; at least if I hadn't spent the night with her.
Behind You Chapter 13
Previous Chapter ~ My eyes fluttered open and I could see those familiar ink-black feathers gently cocooning me. I reached out with my left hand to stroke them gently, no longer fearing them. They were so soft. I felt Lilah's warm steady breath against my neck as she lay behind me sleeping soundly. I let my fingers travel the length of her wings, amazed at the sensation. I snuggled backwards a tad, closer against Lilah's body and closed my eyes again; this is okay.
Behind You Chapter 12
Previous Chapter ~ I had spent the whole week hiding out at home just watching Netflix or reading. I had called in sick Sunday night, stating that I caught some sort of virus. At a daycare, you wouldn't want to take the risk of bringing in viruses, because they spread like wildfire. Rosie wished me better, knowing that I don't usually miss work, she must have thought it was quite serious. I just needed to be alone, to process, and I couldn't risk seeing Uri or Lilah or I would combust.
Behind You Chapter 11
Previous Chapter ~ Aba took me to the daycare because Ima said she was sick. I think Ima is sad. She had a sad voice on the phone. Aba made me noodles with hot dog. He let me watch Thomas the Train for a long time! I was so sleepy when I woke up.
Behind You Chapter 10
Previous Chapter ~ Do you ever just hold onto that moment before you open your eyes, where you're awake but not quite aware yet that you're not sleeping anymore? It feels like minutes of just rebooting your senses, but really, only a second or two passes. And then your eyes open wide and start to process your surroundings.
Behind You Chapter 9
Previous Chapter ~ I had the same dream again, the one where I was falling and then being caught and held by a being with warm black wings. I was getting a little frustrated with this dream as it seemed so real, but I would wake in such a panic. Another sleepless night. Another 4am coffee on the terrace. At least the sunrise was beautiful.