Category - Features

Beating the winter blues

We often think of winter as a cheerful and festive time of the year to look forward to: a season full of joyous celebrations, quality family time, presents, food and so much more...

The holidays in Scotland

Every year it seems like holiday preparations start even earlier than in years past, but at least the United States has Thanksgiving as a marker to delay the holiday arrangements...

An Atheist Christmas

“You are fettered,” said Scrooge, trembling. “Tell me why?” “I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my...

Just try

I’m not sure why I thought college would be different for me. I had all these expectations of college and of myself here. I didn’t have these expectations because of any pressure...

Why tattoos?

“Why?” is the one-word reply I got from my dad after I told him that I got my first tattoo. “Why not?” I said in response. His questioning led to my...

Evening in Dublin: a short story

He entered Davy Byrne’s. Moral Pub. He doesn’t chat. Stands a drink now and then. But in a leap year one if four. Cashed a cheque for me once.” (Ulysses, 1922). “I can’t help but...

Thoughts: a flash fiction

My ambition melted me like a candle: the more it glows, the more I lose myself. I am not a glow. I am not a flame. I am truly, deeply cold. I simply can’t keep it burning. I...

Masks: a flash fiction

A boy paced back and forth in an attempt to calm his racing heart and find the courage to open the door. The door in question was one to a shop. The shop was beautifully built...