Caged Birds and the Hope of Flight

I was born in a time of protests and revolutions, where rallies rose as the vices of students and groups had their say to make changes to long-standing systems. We were moving away from the first wave of feminism into the second wave. Two years ago, life changed for all nations of the world. TheContinue reading “Caged Birds and the Hope of Flight”

Victim of a Scam

I fell prey to a scam. However, if it wasn’t for my wise father, It could have been worse for me. There are a lot of feelings that come from being scammed. The feeling of being stripped as another trusted person gets into one’s space and then strips your belongings and leaves you standing thereContinue reading “Victim of a Scam”

The Red Cottage – Timeless Love

by Christine Reeves The moment we hit the dirt road, my windows rolled down, and we were able to touch the forage on the side of the road as we passed. I knew we were close to arriving at the red cottage. The tingles in my toes, my heart skipping a beat, my breath heldContinue reading “The Red Cottage – Timeless Love”

The Thift Store

My friend took me to this quaint little place called the Bargain Bin, which is located downstairs under the United Church. This Church is over 110 years old. You would never know. I say this because it looks well kept, and the structure is sturdy. The face, doorway, and the steeple built with love embeddedContinue reading “The Thift Store”

Experiment Drama – Gas

Gas by Jose Rivera, Page 353(CHEO starts to pump gas. As he pumps the gas, he notices something horrifying. He pulls the nozzle out of the car. Blood comes out of the gas pump. CHEO stares and stares at the bloody trickle coming out of the gas pump.) BLACKOUT. Characters:CheoRoman (gas attendant-who happens to beContinue reading “Experiment Drama – Gas”

Upcoming Events

Kelowna, BC Summerland, BC Summerland Fall FairSaturday, September 10th, 202210:00 AM to 4:00 PMLocation: Museum & Arts Centre ParkMore information: https://www.summerlandfallfair.ca/ Penticton, BC Wine Country Writer’s Festival (WCWF)September 23 and September 24th, 2022at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference CentreRegistration and Details: https://wcwfestival.com/Festival Directors: Faye Arcand & Jim Jackson Penticton Dragon Boat FestivalSeptember 10th to SeptemberContinue reading “Upcoming Events”

Essay 3 Part 2

Blackhole within the Ministry of Children and Family Development for Some Families Millions of dollars are used in court, battling parents in public hearings, adjournments, and trials. The Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD) must go to court to assume guardianship until the matter is set for another public hearing to prove the child/children needContinue reading “Essay 3 Part 2”

Essay 3-Part 1

Black hole within the Ministry of Children and Family Development for Some Families There is discord within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that reveals some families are being torn apart by MCFD, who remove some children with no proven cause. One mother I know shared her sorrow and grief of being aContinue reading “Essay 3-Part 1”