Happy Endings, or Lack Thereof (Part 1)Happy Endings, or Lack ThereofHappy Endings, or Lack Thereof (Part 1) by GuinevereToGwen
(The Endings, That Is, Not the Happy)
They told me Fox Creek, Alberta, would be different from Toronto. Population of two thousand instead of 2.5 million. Two hour drive to Edmonton and a five hour drive to Calgary. Nowhere near the American border, or Niagara Falls, or Lake Ontario. Just grass and plains and more grass all around.
And the weather, of course. A short, mild summer followed by a brutal winter. Freeze-your-nostrils cold. Nothing to look forward to.
With this unforgiving, inhospitable cold, it was a wonder that the whole cowboy phenomenon existed. You’d think that a population like this one wouldn’t make use of cowboy boots, hats, and large belt buckles that keep up the boys’ wide jeans and the girls’ short shorts. And yet, as my parents drove down Kaybob Drive, the main street of the town I would soon call home, all we saw were the saddle shops, the saloon-style restaurants, the cowboy hats parading down the sidewalks
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Aspiring novelist, sunriser, entropist, bisexual, and resident poetastrophe.
Currently a student in Canada who dreams of spending the rest of her life writing novels and short stories on a houseboat. Fond of classic literature and musical theatre, I love snowflakes, hot air balloons, and typewriters, although I've never used one and doubt I would enjoy it.
I write short stories, poetry, songs, plays, screenplays, musicals, articles, anything and everything that can be written, I'm writing. My current writing projects include my two novels, Columbia Uncharted and After Florence, and a collaborative novel with NGBookworm97, Sunriser.
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Favourite plays: Lots of musicals (Next to Normal, Rent, Heathers, Fun Home, The Last 5 Years), Angels in America, and anything Shakespeare (my favourites include Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet)
Favourite poets: Allen Ginsberg • Karin Gottshall • Robert Frost • tori aitken
Favourite colour: Yellow