Getting To NO

I stared up at the drifting clouds remembering that sticky-hot cloudless day, steaming asphalt, the girl in the on her bike, screaming, cheering, my two-dollar bill waving outside the car window, skip-hop running, a marathon every day …never quitting, never stopping…only being stopped by the scariest word in the dictionary. I needed a word like that.

About Janette Shipston Chan

Janette Shipston Chan grew up in Thunder Bay. She now lives in Toronto where she writes and occasionally blogs (brainsoup.blogblog.wordpress.com). Janette is currently writing a middle-grade fantasy inspired by a paragraph in ‘Travels in the Land of Kubilai Khan’ by Marco Polo who was most definitely a fabulist but told a great story.

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