My name is Chelsea.  I’m a writer from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  I write stories and poems and essays and shopping lists.

In December of 2015, my partner Kris died at the age of 43. His was one of the first in the spate of sudden deaths that characterized what we now call the Overdose Crisis.

Six months after Kris died, I started this blog.  Most of the writing that once lived here is gone now – gone away to be chopped, twisted and reshaped into an actual book. I will continue to post excerpts here and there for kicks. Please stay tuned!

*Please note that the rat pictured above, who was a very kind and curious soul, is now deceased. He lived with the person who took the photograph, Kris Westendorp, a brilliant photographer and friend.