Posts By: Jenna Harvie

Jenna was the Creative Editor of the Gazette for Volume 144.

Valentine’s Day Sonnet Contest

March 02, 2012

Every year the Dalhousie English department and the Dal Undergraduate English Society hold a Valentine’s Day sonnet contest. The contest is available to all English or creative writing majors and honours students from Dal or King’s. The task is to… Continue Reading

Varma Prize Winners

November 02, 2011

Varma Prizes for Excellence in Gothic Literature The Varma Gothic Literature Contest is held every Halloween to honor the late Professor Devendra Varma, for whom the contest is named. Varma taught at Dalhousie for 30 years, and had a gothic… Continue Reading

Masquerade

October 21, 2011

Part 7 Editor’s Note: Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6 of Masquerade. He picked up a fine but heavier blade and retraced the line on her face, this time pushing hard and hitting the skull beneath, but not going through…. Continue Reading

Masquerade

October 14, 2011

Part 6 Editor’s Note: Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5 of Masquerade.   “My name is Robert,” he paused. “Now I’ll tell you the rest, but first, back to our schedule.” Her mind stumbled over his words, trying… Continue Reading

Masquerade

October 07, 2011

Part 5 Editor’s Note: Read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 of Masquerade.   “You have stunning eyes,” he said while running a freshly sharpened scalpel in soft circles around her face. He stared at her empty sockets, black holes of puss, as she… Continue Reading

Masquerade

September 30, 2011

Part 4 Editor’s Note: Read part 1, part 2 and part 3 of Masquerade.   “Oh how I’d love to be sixteen and grounded right now,” she said. Life was easy as a child, even as a teenager; she pounded her fists.  She pushed… Continue Reading

Masquerade

September 23, 2011

Part 3 Editor’s Note: Read part 1 and part 2 of Masquerade.   The young girl groaned in the darkness, nausea waking her tired body and throwing her into a fit of spasms. Her eyes rapidly blinked, searching for some form of… Continue Reading

Masquerade

September 20, 2011

Part 2 Editor’s note: read Part 1 of Masquerade.   As he placed his empty glass back down on the counter, the young blonde swooped in and swiftly replaced it with a freshly filled one. The ice clanked as it… Continue Reading

Meet Heather Jessup

September 20, 2011

An interview with Dal’s newest creative writing instructor   “Find a new job,” Heather Jessup’s father told her when she was in first grade. But Jessup always knew she would be a writer. “Even when I was a kid, I… Continue Reading

Girl no. 47

September 09, 2011

He licked his lips and his tongue skimmed my own. A chill climbed my spine and licked my neck as he held my exposed flesh to his chest. Nausea began to settle in the space behind my eyes. I swayed,… Continue Reading

The painting

September 09, 2011

    In my secret playground, far from Mother’s sight, I came across a painting, tucked behind a worn bureau.   With simple curiosity I blew dust from its cool surface and studied the father figure, familiar, yet distant.  … Continue Reading

Masquerade

September 09, 2011

Part 1 Heads turned from all directions to see the latest addition to the growing crowd. The sound level dipped as he stepped into the room and tossed his coat onto a hook, as if gasping at his sudden movement…. Continue Reading

Inside

September 09, 2011

I stare at you watching without care soon I will be through, out from my murky lair.   I’ll crawl through this door and touch your silky skin, drive my soul into your core until I’m the one within.  … Continue Reading