life rattle show no. 1318
Presented on THURSDAY, october 9, 2014
hosted by laurie kallis
by Larissa Crawley
Life Rattle No. 1318 features two stories by new Life Rattle
Larissa Crawley was born in 1994 in Brampton, Ontario. She is of Ukrainian and Irish descent. Her mother, Oksanna, a visual artist, is a retired teacher who loves the theatre. Her father, Brendan, works in media relations and loves sports.
A wealth of vitality and humour fuels Larissa’s prose. Even in situations that hold a darker edge, her writing delivers sparkling energy.
"The Ham," gathers us around the table at a family Thanksgiving dinner—a family so full of lively characters that I don’t see how simple walls can contain them.
"Memory Foam" introduces us to our narrator’s flame, the man who brought silence to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. This story, so full of fun and humour, will begin your long weekend with a shot of good spirits.
If you enjoy the characters in “The Ham,” visit Life Rattle No. 1341, to listen to Larissa Crawley’s story, “Jesus Christ,” an atypical Mother’s Day tale of a family gathering that takes an unexpected downward turn.