Nonfiction

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

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,...
Interview with Author Nina Owen

Interview with Author Nina Owen

Throwing it All Away by Nina Owen A high achieving young man brimming with genius and incredible promise shockingly succumbs to the devastation of depression and drug use. Starting with the day her son went missing, this is a true story of a mother’s indescribable...
A Political Eulogy | Nonfiction

A Political Eulogy | Nonfiction

As I walked my Carolina Wild Dog Max this morning, I passed one of my Trump neighbors walking his Dachshund mix. Behind him was an overweight tomcat along for the morning constitutional. “He doesn’t need a leash yet,” I remarked. “No, not yet,” the guy said. We smiled...
Ella: A Life Reconsidered | Nonfiction

Ella: A Life Reconsidered | Nonfiction

Covington, Georgia January 1977 I’ve heard it told a person knows when it’s their time to die. I accept this, although I’m not sure why. It seems futile to fight this inner knowing. Perhaps when I pass, I will better understand things that haunt me. Troubling...