Season One

  Robbie's entire love life passed before his eyes as he crashed into the ground. He swam in the pitch black of his unconsciousness. The feeling of warm water flowed over him. And he felt as if he were simultaneously sinking and floating. He imagined this is what an embryo must feel...

  When she arrived at the doctor’s office, she slowly entered the space of the quiet and tense waiting room. She saw the room was empty all but for the nurse who was clacking away at her keyboard. The nurse looked up from her computer, and, in a tired monotone, she...

One thing many people knew about Brittany and Travis is that when they had started grade twelve, a few months ago, they would volunteer their time at the Riverside Free Clinic, once a week after school. At first, when Brittany asked him, “Do you want to put in some time there...

  On a Friday evening, after Riverview High School had let its students out for the day, half the graduating class was down by the river watching a fistfight. This girl, Brittany, clenched her fists and aimed them at her childhood friend. Her knuckles glittered with heart-shaped rings as she pounded them...

  Little Robbie dropped closer to the edge of the pool. He clawed at the air, swimming against the tides of gravity, pulling himself towards the water and away from landing on the concrete patio. He lost sight of the woman he was trying to impress by diving off the roof of...

  After jumping off the roof of a mansion, Little Robbie plummeted towards the ground. He was seemingly short of the distance he would need to make a soft landing in the pool. He rocketed downwards about to meet the concrete patio with his face. Time slowed down as he believed...

The last time I came home to my husband, I’d brought groceries into our duplex townhouse on my own. Brown paper bags crinkled as I hung my house keys at the front door. Floorboards creaked underneath as I slipped off my shoes. The door nudged me and I jiggled it...

  When a person falls towards what seems like their death, their life might flash before their eyes. But depending on how long the drop is, they probably won’t have enough time to watch the whole movie of their life.  Little Robbie had learned this the hard way the second he leapt...

  The pool party crowd cheered as Little Robbie jumped off the mansion roof towards the pool. Katy Hammond stood in the crowd below. She watched him drop. Her mouth stretched wide as she became overwhelmed with feelings of shock and awe. It was as if she couldn't do anything, not even...