life rattle show no. 1258

Presented on THURSDAY, may 30, 2013


Hosted by laurie kallis


"Night Shift at the Golden Arches"
"Jail Bait"
"Gravel Slide"

by Bailey Green

tonight's Show

Tonight, on Life Rattle Number 1258, we present four stories by new Life Rattle writer Bailey Green.

Bailey Green was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1990. She grew up in St. Lazare, Quebec, a small town just west of the Island of Montreal. Her parents are both of Scottish origin. Her mother was a stay at-home-mom, and her father a sales manager in the packaging industry.

Growing up anglophone in La Belle Province, Bailey learned to speak French fluently. Bailey had a happy childhood, spending her summers up at the family’s cottage on Lake Louisa reading, swimming, going for boat rides and picking blueberries with her younger brother Trevor.

When she was in her teens, her father unexpectedly lost his job. Her family underwent a huge change as her mother trained to become a yoga teacher to help support the family and her father started his own photography business. Their strength and love inspired Bailey to chase her dreams. After completing college, where she studied professional theatre acting, Bailey was accepted into university and now lives in Mississauga where she continues to study her craft and pursures pursues a career as a professional actor, amateur model, passionate writer and part-time lifeguard. Bailey Green is also, she tells us, an ex-smoker, a die-hard sci-fi fan, and a a TV addict—though I can’t imagine where she would find the time.

The first two stories on tonight’s program complete the series of work tales that we began last week. Set in Quebec, these stories are told from the viewpoint of a student who juggles school, boyfriends and minimum-wage jobs with a great deal of wry wit and sass.

Our first story, "Night Shift at the Golden Arches." goes a bit further back in time than the stories we played last week, back to when our narrator was sixteen and called in, unexpectedly, to work a night shift.

Our second story, "Jail Bait," the final story in Bailey's "Work Tale" series, is set in a family restaurant, where our narrator experiences a multitude of human behaviours from both customers and coworkers.

"Gravel Slide," tonight's third story, moves away from the work place and takes us to summer camp, when our narrator is just twelve years old.

Tonight's final story, "Monmon," is a poignant love story.

Please note: tonight’s stories, written for and about adults, include language that some listeners may find offensive. Parental discretion is advised.