Filthy concrete stairs.
The stench of urine and vomit drifts upward with growing intensity.
Reaching the steel door at the bottom, you open it swiftly, because you have been holding your breath.
Stepping over beer cans, cigarette butts and used needles, you wonder, “Why don’t I just take the streetcar?”
Michelle is a contributing author in the soon-to-be released Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada. She writes non-fiction, fiction and poetry. A regular Human Interest contributor for several local publications in Alliston, Ontario, Michelle really enjoys micro-fiction! In March 2017, she was longlisted as a semi-finalist at the Ontario Writers Conference (OWC) Story Starters Contest; and in April 2016, she was shortlisted as a finalist, also at the OWC-SSC.