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19-On-the-Rocks-CoverOn the Rocks by Jacob Serebrin

“The first high of the day is the sweetest and this one is a sweet as fresh strawberries.”

On the Rocks gambols around the ache for someone who is something between soul mate and casual lover.

“Today has been a bleak day for me,” she said. Day I got in, two days again. By now she’s probably in Newfoundland. The train crawls to a stop. It’s stupid to put so much hope and faith in someone I hardly know. Connections in silence. Downtown there’s police tape everywhere. A man climbed a crane, refuses to come down. The lights of the autoroute float in the air. Posts and bridges obscured by trees, water on the bus window. The only details are revelations.

Nova Scotian-born, Manitoban-raised Jacob Serebrin accidentally became a journalist while studying at the University of Winnipeg. “I saw an ad for the student newspaper, The Uniter, which was looking for writers. On a whim, I applied. My first interview was with a provincial cabinet minister. It wasn’t long before I was hooked.” He moved to Montreal in 2005 to be a reporter and finish a novel, gave up, got lost in the Yukon, went back to Montreal, worked in a dep, washed dishes, and now works as a freelance reporter.

Published by Ribbon Pig, a literary imprint of Maison Kasini

Details: Booklet | 7″x5″ | Saddle-stitch | 2014 | ISBN 978-1-927587-15-7

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