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For Hiring Eyes

I’m going to be completely honest: I made this website with the sole purpose of helping myself land a job that is at least tangentially related to writing. I didn’t make this website or any of these posts for myself, or my friends or family, even if I’ve found some gratification in doing so. I […]

How Archery Taught Me To Be Water

It was the middle of October 2020 when I first stood outside the entrance of Lykopis, wondering what to expect. Lykopis is one of the only places you can learn archery – let alone actually shoot with a bow – in Vancouver. I waited uncertainly, hands in my jacket pockets, arms hugged against myself. For […]

Cockatoo in a Santa Suit

Sometimes there are lessons that we need to learn with a little help from others. This lesson in particular came from nothing less than a cockatoo wearing a Santa suit. During the winter holidays of 2018, I worked for a toy store. Having a number of locations, I would be scheduled various shifts around Vancouver, […]

Healing from Trauma Through Characters

(CW: mentions of suicide, torture, and trauma.) Characters are my thing. I love characters. It was only recently that I was introduced to the magical world of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire: the Masquerade. Before then, my relationship with characters – either my own or those of others – was a distant, […]

“Things Are Just Things”

There are a couple of stories I delight in telling any time I get the chance. This one, above all, is my favourite. It’s also the reason why I no longer have qualms about writing, highlighting in, and cracking the spines of my books. I can feel your grimaces, and I get it – believe […]

The Origins of Icarus

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a writer. Which, in some ways, sounds easy – having the same goal for about twenty years – but in a lot of ways it isn’t. I’ll spare you that speech though. Chances are either you’re a writer yourself, or you’ve heard already […]