CAPA Literature is more of means of expression than anything else. Ever since I was a young child, I remember lugging my fathers 20lb electric typewriter down from its high shelf, and sitting there at the kitchen table in our one bedroom apartment in Toronto, Ontario, writing stories. There was no way for me to save them as my folks didn’t have disposable income for a plethora of floppy disks, so I would print off a copy of my story and stash it somewhere so that only I could read it. God knows where any of those ended up, but the point is that I have always loved writing.
As I grew up, I found a big kid job that I actually loved. But a number of things happened in a seemingly very short period of time, and I found myself in a position where I could no longer do that job to the fullest extent. No, I didn’t get fired, which is what some of you may be thinking, and I still work in that field, just in a different role. But writing was always a side passion, and in my time off, I decided that I wanted to make it more than a hobby.
So, I started writing my first legitimate novel with the hopes of publishing it for a global audience someday. In the mean time, I decided to set up an online presence as a way to get some of my short stories out to the world quickly, before my first novel is even close to being done. If only one person out there reads anything I write and enjoys it, then it will make this worth while. I’m not here to make money, I just want to share my stories with the world, whether they are liked or not, and perhaps inspire others to do the same.
I hope you enjoy, and while you’re reading, remember the words of Henri Matisse: “Creativity takes courage.”
“Writing is my solace, reading is my escape, and the rest of the world is just to fill in the gaps.”