Tag Archives: community

THE GIFT OF VULNERABILITY by Pauline Turgeon

Oxford Dictionary defines “vulnerable” as “injury of a non-physical nature,” I define it as the most terrifying, yet emotionally gratifying gift I have received in my years of recovery from addiction and mental health disorders. When the chance to become a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Response to Mary Oliver’s Poem “Mindful” by Erin Anderson

Dominant Hand I “Prayers made out of grass” I dream of such a soft world Which light shines upon       II I fall asleep there Under the soft canopy Mind finally clear   III This is commonplace? Mary, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CONNECTION/DISCONNECTION BY ERIN ANDERSON

Roots. Lifeline of trees and human beings alike. They provide a connection to something outside of ourselves. Nourishment. Even in their demise, trees are more than a worm buffet. They invite creatures in to share their warmth. Their scarred bark … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Melody of Panic by Pauline Turgeon

The feeling I get when I am on stage is what I imagine peering into a pool of rapacious piranhas would feel like. Fear alone keeps me standing upright. The lights are turned down low and the air is tinged … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Pauline!

My name is Pauline and I am ecstatic to be working with Grit Uplifted and all its members for the next several weeks. I, like Erin, am also a mature student at Western University and am nearing the end of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Check-in – Erin

Today was my first time participating in the group, and I can already tell that it’s going to be one of the highlights of my week over the next few months. I have a feeling many of the other writers … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

UNTITLED by Ashley Diana Wren

I am an avid book and film collector. And today, I come with no agenda. I am just looking around the flea market like an alien visitor From another planet. I just entered Pacific Mall in Markham. I can see … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LEVIATHAN by Ashley Diana Wren

I am Leviathan, the Giant Sea Serpent in the Ocean of Tethys. I have been living in these waters for eons, and yet no one has ever caught a site of me. Us, sea serpents, Have our elongated necks and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

RECOVERY by Ashley Diana Wren

PIECE NO 4. – September 23rd/2017 I attended the group for the first time on September 23rd/2017. I found it very beneficial for both my healing journey and my journey as an aspiring author. I am submitting this first piece … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mouse Trap by Victor Doxtator

Wendell sat on a log and blew an elongated cloud of cigarette smoke into the air. It disintegrated immediately, like a bomb blowing up. While Bert and Sammy chatted like squirrels, Wendell took inventory of what he accomplished today. Yes, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment