The Salty, Sweet, & Shit List
--- I've always really wanted to use profanity in a title, maybe it started when I was ballsy enough to write "bastard" on my Grade 11 English exam. In university I wrote also wrote "fuck" multiple times to answer a question about literature and the Holocaust on an exam. But I digress, as an elementary school teacher I have to stay "professional". Though this is not the classroom. Thank fuck.
Behind You Chapter 19
Beginning | Previous Chapter ~ Something that never ceased to amaze me were those moments where Lilah and I would intertwine. I don’t mean just sexually, but also on the dance floor. The music pumping endorphins through our system, one heartbeat syncing everyone together. It was during those magical moments that I’d feel her engulf me in her protective feathers. I don’t really know if others could see her the way I did, but it didn’t matter; I liked feeling like I was the only one she chose to be vulnerable with.
Behind You Chapter 18
Beginning Previous Chapter ~ I felt the darkness creep into me once again. It was as if it was leeching its way into every possible crevice and I was suffocating on the toxins. I didn’t know how long I could continue on like this, the nightmares relentless, while living was possibly worse. Living without her. They kept saying that the pain would lessen with time, with patience, with the distraction of the agony of others. I did not believe that. This type of ache will never leave me until the day I die. Or until the day I find her.
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.