The River

So CBC’s Canada Writes put out a call for people to pin stories about their communities to places on the map of Canada. I decided to write about moving up here to The Pas and our trepidation over the potential of rising waters in the river across the road from our house.

You can read it right here. Or go here to see it (and the other Editor’s Picks) on the map. And while you’re there, write your own piece!

I wrote this just after April’s mid-point and since then the flood forecast has improved, largely because of our s-l-o-w melt. Minus 10 the last couple mornings. Snow in Saskatoon and parts south this past Monday. The warm weather will sure get a warm welcome, once it decides to show up.

4 Responses to The River

  1. James Lindsay May 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    No worries.Sounds like the The Pas I remember 😀

    Good luck with the book! Not really the style I usually read, but I’ll be giving it a go.
    Cheers.

    • writerspice
      writerspice May 4, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks, James. I’ll add your address to the email list for readings. Should be doing a few in Manitoba this fall.

  2. James Lindsay May 3, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Best of luck in Canada Writes. “The River” was very nice given the 500 word restriction, and reminds me of my home in Flin Flon (where we never actually had flooding, but still, home is where you grew up).
    I used to be a very active blogger myself, but for a sleepy little town like this one, I seem to be getting busier and busier in recent years and I’m having trouble making the time commitment for writing. Someday, though. Someday.
    Best wishes from the Raggedy Edge!
    J

    • writerspice
      writerspice May 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Thanks, J. Appreciate the comment. I think sleepy little towns are deceptive: quiet on the outside, busy-busy right at the centre 🙂

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