Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Monocarpic

Caighlan Smith

Winter 2020 - Monocarpic

“This is my first time on a train,” I tell my travelling companion. “You? Oh, I see. Your first time too. Actually, I lied. It’s not my first time. My parents used to take my brothers and me to the mall every Christmas to ride the mini train around the giant tree. Maybe I haven’t lied. It was only a toy train, not a real train. Yes, I guess it still counts. I guess I lied. I’m sorry. I promised I’d never lie to you, except about sex and politics and where beef comes from. Oh, you’re drooling. Here, let me.”


Bio:

Caighlan Smith is an award-winning writer currently pursuing a PhD in English at Memorial University of Newfoundland.