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Cressie Girl and the Creepin Woman | Fiction

Cressie Girl and the Creepin Woman | Fiction

A  folktale for back porches and slow nights; a tale for my Granddaddy.   Cressie’s mama gave birth to her on the pew of the church. She lay back, split herself open for her child, then handed Cressie Girl to Big Ma before she passed on. It was a good thing...
One Good Shot | Nonfiction

One Good Shot | Nonfiction

Cypress trees stand in shallow water along the shore of Phelps Lake in North Carolina’s Washington County. When dawn arrives, we are there, spread out along the L-shaped wooden dock with our tripods positioned, wide-angle lenses mounted, apertures set, each eager to...
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,...