• Melanie commented on the post, game 6 years, 10 months ago

    I saw the game the ducks play earlier. You get out of your car and they swarm you hoping for some food. I just walked on past, assuming the rum fruitcake in my bag would not be suitable. I enjoyed a crisp wintery walk in their park just the same.

  • Melanie commented on the post, affairs 7 years ago

    The affairs and consequences of the past seven years will come to an end. This was what she wanted read out by her lawyer at the reading of her will. The family drama that had undermined her successes will cease […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, afraid 7 years ago

    Boredom at work is beginning to take a serious toll on me. I’m no longer afraid of being caught slacking off; I take frequest laps around the office to see if there’s anyone to distract me; I consider calling in […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, despite 7 years, 1 month ago

    I walk slowly in the cool fall evening. Despite everything in me telling me that “I’m okay”, I’m not feeling it tonight. I try to walk the negative feelings out, but the loneliness of the Mount Pearl street […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, headphones 7 years, 1 month ago

    I don’t wear headphones as I enjoy being in the moment on my hikes and walks out and about this town. I feel like that is a part of the exercise, BEING outdoors. The birds, the wind, the other people. You stick […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, stillness 7 years, 1 month ago

    I sit back on my haunches. Aware of a breeze, I close my eyes as the leaves and branches move towards my face. I am closing in on a crow feeding on something left on the lawn. I crouch low and a growl escapes […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, whether 7 years, 1 month ago

    Whether you eat the bread or not, is not my concern. It’s whether you replace it with something we can eat tomorrow. Justin said that there was no need for concern; he didn’t like whole wheat bread anyway, he’d […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, puncture 7 years, 2 months ago

    Could you puncture me any deeper. The torture never ends in this small city; you can barely escape the ex, let alone his parents, siblings, friends, etc. And then they have to ask me, “how are you doing”?

  • Melanie commented on the post, trap 7 years, 2 months ago

    It was a trap. She had conceived of this for years. He gasped as he looked below and saw her, at the bottom of the well. She gazed up at him, eyes barely opened, face filthy, dress in tatters.

  • Melanie commented on the post, methods 7 years, 2 months ago

    His methods confused me. Why go on an on like that, with no foreseeable end in sight? I still adored him; those brown puppy eyes, lab coat still on, walking around like he owned the place. He was “home”, and I was smitten.

  • Melanie commented on the post, losses 7 years, 2 months ago

    I suffer no losses this evening as I take into account the good fortune this day has laid upon me. Recognition for a job well done. A visit from a family member dearly missed. A cat purring next to me. Food in […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, principal 7 years, 2 months ago

    The principal thing that set him off was that SHE had cheated on HIM! How could she go behind his back and say all these awful things when she had already done so much damage. People don’t realize how hard it is […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, cabinet 7 years, 2 months ago

    “Bring down the bowl from the cabinet, my love”. I reached up beyond where my eyes could see and felt around for the wooden bowl that had been passed down to my mother from her own mother so many years ago. My […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, props 7 years, 2 months ago

    The props they had set up inside the traditional Irish Newfoundland pub made the scene all-to-real. I felt so nostalgic listening to the band; fiddle, guitars, and accordion; the beautiful voice filling my heart with pride.

  • Melanie commented on the post, holder 7 years, 2 months ago

    Jerome is the holder of the information that I need. Without him I cannot finish this article and I have to wonder: are they trying to make this difficult for me? Just a lowly writer making pittance and they […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, fuses 7 years, 2 months ago

    He confuses me
    with words you see
    So big and complicated
    Seems he trying to outsmart me
    But that cannot be
    I am your mother and
    most certainly know better
    Stop your fussing and do as you’re told
    It should […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, suspects 7 years, 3 months ago

    The usual suspects: Maria, Jim, Clancy and Greg – all out and about today chasing a St. John’s time. Uncharacteristically sunny and hot with no wind, not the type of day you normally find here, even in July.

  • Melanie commented on the post, patrol 7 years, 3 months ago

    “Make sure to stop and get some petrol, love”, he reminded me as we got going. A road-trip across the island we’d been planning since the day we met five months ago. I loved the idea of being out of the open […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, stretcher 7 years, 3 months ago

    He lay on the stretcher – splayed out in all directions and surrounded by family. “Why has this happened?”, his mother, Maria cried out. The ambulance attendants were trying to infiltrate the large group of […]

  • Melanie commented on the post, sonar 7 years, 3 months ago

    He saw the blip on the sonar. They all did. It was coming right towards them… and then… went around their ship. “Just trying to teach us a lesson” Mark explained. It didn’t calm anyone’s nerves. They knew […]