Category Archives: Once upon a time

The Indiscriminate Parable

Once upon a time there was a man who was given a very important job by his father. “Love,” his father told him, “and do as you will.” The instructions were simple, perhaps too simple. The man thought for a … Continue reading

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Unrequited Love…done.

If you are ever trying to put an unrequited love to rest, or you’ve killed one off and want it to stay dead, here’s how not to do it. Don’t take a vacation from waiting tables with a pocket full … Continue reading

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Unrequited Love

“This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine…” – Barenaked Ladies Where I went to school, grade nine (or 9th grade as we called it back in the States) was part of High School. After … Continue reading

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The Corruption of the Innocent & The Redemption of a devil, part 7

(a maybe true or maybe purely fictional tale…) The highway stretched out in front of me as the headlights of “the Boat” lit up the road. I looked over at Stacey who was sitting next to me and holding my … Continue reading

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The Corruption of the Innocent & The Redemption of a devil, part 6

(a maybe true or maybe purely fictional tale…) I pounded the steering wheel of the car that my friends called, “the Boat”. I was sitting at the top of a hill at the end of a snow covered lane watching … Continue reading

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The Corruption of the Innocent & The Redemption of a devil, part 5

(a maybe true or maybe purely fictional tale…) The day before I was supposed to drive down to see Stacey at her school just 2 hours away my world was flooded by snow. (I know, I know but snow’s just … Continue reading

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The Corruption of the Innocent & The Redemption of a devil, part 4

(a maybe true or maybe purely fictional tale…) The story starts here. I stood behind the register at the counter of the bookstore where I was working part-time and opened up my letter of the day. Stacey was back at … Continue reading

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Giving Up On God

There’s a spot in the Bible where one of the contributor’s says something like, “If we’re faithless, He’s still faithful…” I’m glad that bits in there. There’ve been a few times in my life where I pretty much gave up … Continue reading

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Dating a Model, part 4

The movie was over. The Model lifted her head up off my shoulder and we walked out of the theatre. She never let my hand go until we got to the car. I let her in and reluctantly let go … Continue reading

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Dating a Model, part 3

Friday night came and I was ready for my date with a model. I still couldn’t believe it. Deep down inside I was pretty sure there had been a mistake and I’d show up for a date and it would … Continue reading

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