family dysfunction

Whose Story to Tell | Book Review

Whose Story to Tell | Book Review

Little Tea by Claire Fullerton ISBN: 9781645262596 Firefly Southern Fiction, April 29, 2020 252 pages, $14.99 It’s been a decade since Celia Wakefield has returned to her childhood home of Memphis, Tennessee or seen her friends Ava and Renny. Now they’re together...
Martha | Poetry

Martha | Poetry

you unknown root my wild card I had you, old woman with still-dark hair squatting by the wood stove hardly glancing at the tiny girl, the post-war baby. my daddy told me we were Blackfoot from you. so in cowboy games I wore backyard feathers. later in his dream west...
Quail Bell’s Her Plumage | Book Review

Quail Bell’s Her Plumage | Book Review

Her Plumage: An Anthology of Women’s Writings from Quail Bell Magazine Edited by Christine Sloan Stoddard and Gretchen Gales ISBN: 9780464635963 Quail Bell Press, Nov. 30, 2019 204 pages, $24.99 Quail Bell Magazine was founded by Christine Sloan Stoddard in...
I’m Here for Fish | Fiction

I’m Here for Fish | Fiction

He sat in the driver’s seat, wipers beat rhythmically leaving an annoying streak, the glare of Whole Foods green on the dash. The car idled in a busy lot facing the commuter cluster crawling to the burbs, but he didn’t notice. He was lost in thought – loud,...
You Can (Never) Go Back | Book Review

You Can (Never) Go Back | Book Review

Down on the Sidewalk: Stories About Children and Childhood from the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction Edited by Ethan Laughman ISBN: 9-780-8203-5762-1 University of Georgia Press, March 1, 2020 254 pages, $24.95 At no point is there a question of quality when...