Nonfiction

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

A View From the Sidewalk | Nonfiction

A View From the Sidewalk | Nonfiction

Atlanta Writers Club Presents… Rick Bragg Prize for Nonfiction Winner: Harry Duke   A View From the Sidewalk   When I retired, I decided to open a sidewalk produce stand. I did not need the money. I just needed something to do and to feel good about...
Swim | Nonfiction

Swim | Nonfiction

She was born a Pisces, the fish sign. It fit her, she loved the water. When her family moved to Garden Grove, California, they had to buy a house with a pool. She swam in it every day. She wasn’t for fancy swimsuits; she liked practical black. Her husband made...
A Few Hours from Charleston | Nonfiction

A Few Hours from Charleston | Nonfiction

The day before a white supremacist murdered members of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, my husband and I traveled to St. Helena Island, South Carolina. We sat on separate rows in the wooden chairs of Penn Center’s presentation room, chairs folks cleared of...
Collected Love Stories | Nonfiction

Collected Love Stories | Nonfiction

I I remember your Jeep, lipstick-red and volume up, the feeling of you gunning it under my seat, speeding over the lake extending endless on either side of the one-lane road. The sunset painted the sky pink, and I remember thinking this is perfect, he is perfect, life...

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