Nonfiction

Articles, essays, and opinions from & about the New South.

Making Amends to 2020 | Nonfiction

Making Amends to 2020 | Nonfiction

“No one knows what karma awaits us, But what we sow now will be reaped in lives to come; that is certain. So be kind to one and all And don’t be biased, Based upon illusions regarding gain and loss.” “The Mani Man” from The Snow...
True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

I cast my first and only spell inside Sarah’s garage one night just as summer was cresting into fall. Actually, it was her parent’s garage and we both were only in Grand Rapids, our hometown, for the weekend. I hadn’t seen her in years, we were close in high school,...
Phantom Bite | Nonfiction

Phantom Bite | Nonfiction

I can’t tell you for sure if the bat bit me; it seems important to establish that up front. What I can tell you is that when I woke it was circling my head, letting out those high-pitched squeaking sounds reminiscent of a loose wheel on a shopping cart. It was dark,...