Madeline Ewanyshyn a fourth year Creative Writing major at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and an emerging writer. She was published in "The Liar" literary magazine in 2016 and her short story is forthcoming in "Pulp" magazine this Spring. Madeline works with fiction and creative-nonfiction. This piece is an excerpt from an unpublished novel she is currently writing entitled “The Death of an Almond”. It is semi-biographical and based on her father’s childhood, but with a fictional twist.