life rattle show no. 1261

Presented on THURSDAY, june 20, 2013


Hosted by John Dunford


"The Ravine"

by Bobby Popovic

tonight's Show

Tonight, on Life Rattle Number 1261, we present two new stories written and read by Life Rattle writer Bobby Popovic.

Bobby Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1993. Though his family immigrated to Canada when he was six months old, he has visited extended family in Serbia during the summer. Bobby spent part of his childhood in Mississauga, moved to Milton for his high school years, then returned to Mississauga for his ongoing studies in English, philosophy and writing. Bobby’s hobbies and passions include reading, writing, listening to music, and playing guitar.

Bobby’s Popovic’s writing comes across as quiet; he doesn’t, thankfully, go for the over-dramatic, although his stories are serious and could easily lend themselves to exclamation. It’s this refusal to be sentimental, to simply describe, that gives Popovic’s stories such poignancy and makes them so effective.

In tonight's first story, "The Ravine," two boys who decide to take a hike during the lunch break and eat down at a ravine, which is forbidden to students, have an unexpected encounter..

In the second featured story, "Metalworks," our narrator attends a patio house party hosted by an old high school friend he was once jammed with, and learns about their very divergent paths to university.

Please note: tonight’s stories, include language and situations suitable for adults. Parental discretion is advised.