This week we are excited to welcome our first guest author, the prolific rob mclennan. rob currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair (check out her new poetry collection Charm). The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles includeThe Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com
We were stretched flat on the dark side of the lawn, opposite the garage light and porch, staring up at the sky. We were counting the stars. I can’t believe you’ve never seen a shooting star, she said, as common as goldfish. We remained for a long time, sweeping our eyes across Ontario sky, and I looked over, amazed at this sprout of a child beside me, my ten-year-old daughter. I was studying the shadowed shapes of her developing profile, a sparkle in her eye. There’s one, she pointed. I turned to look. It had already vanished.
from The Uncertainty Principle by rob mclennan, Chaudiere Books, 2014
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