Photo by: Poiema Lee I look up at the mountain towering over me its jagged edge like teeth waiting to take a bite out of me like it did my dad. Almost a year ago he’d been standing where I am now facing this same mountain. I hadn’t been here then, but I had three years before when he’d first found it. He’d been hiking through the woods searching for his next conquest when we’d come across it. I’d sat on a rock watching him just look at it, memorizing every detail, every possi
Illustration by Laura Endy It was cold. Amber watched as the leaves fell slowly down from the trees and onto the sidewalk. They moved around her feet and across the grass to her neighbour's lawn. She pulled the sleeves of her orange sweater down over her hands to try and fight the biting wind. She watched as some little boys from the neighbourhood played football in the street. One of them fell down, and she took a step forward to help him up, but he was soon back on his feet
Photo by Abbie Bradford It was the summer of sunsets. The summer of joy and love, and most of all, new life. And that very July, that hot summer of 1999, Elizabeth was born. A sun kissed baby they said, like God had shed his golden-sun tears on her.
Newborn: Nobody remembers what their life is like as a baby. I do imagine though. My mother watching my hair grow in, in her lounge chair at the lake. She would caress my face, and she remembers when I first smiled at her, earl