Monthly Archives: February 2010

New Stylings for the Chicken

I’m messing with layout and things, as you no doubt have seen, hence the lack of new content. I’m trying to migrate all my links and et ceteras from the original Blogger account, and I have to do it piecemeal. … Continue reading

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Revelations, fiction by Tamara Linse

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelations 20:10 Dan, Killer, and … Continue reading

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Fracking Good/Fracking Bad

This first article, basically a rehashed press release if you ask me, gives you the gas company perspective, as well as the web address of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a group of (wait for it–not government regulators, not community members, … Continue reading

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Bottom Dog Press's Appalachian Working-Class Fiction

I should have known about these folks long ago, yeah? Somewhere along the line I found out about them and forgot until recently, when Charles Dodd White told me about an anthology he’d be editing with Page Seay. More on … Continue reading

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Ringlets, fiction by Jim Parks

Rosalie’s hair is glossy and black, as glossy and black as a raven’s wing. It hangs down over her sun-bronzed shoulders and back in ringlets she makes with a curling iron. She reaches up and back to grasp a sheaf of … Continue reading

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A Milk Jug Birdhouse, poem by Helen Losse

A Milk Jug Birdhouse My mind rejects what my eyes can see. A girl— using a phone book for a booster seat— sits at a table in the yard, beside an abandoned clothes dryer. She’s carving a birdhouse from an empty milk … Continue reading

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Blitz, fiction by Caroline Kepnes

It was snowing pretty hard and I was driving with one eye open. Not another car in sight, I never could understand how a person lives in a place where other cars are up on you all the time. I … Continue reading

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Frack Your Wells and Fuck Your Water

Why isn’t anyone talking about this? Or am I not looking in the right places? And by the way, duh. Gas drilling in Appalachia yields a foul byproduct Map shows the Marcellus Shale formation in the Eastern U.S. (P. Prengaman – … Continue reading

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2009 Million Writers Nominations

Good luck, chicken scratchers. Story 1: “Bent Country” by Sheldon Lee Compton http://friedchickenandcoffee.com/2009/06/30/bent-country-by-sheldon-lee-compton/ Story 2: “Justice Boys” by Sheryl Monks http://friedchickenandcoffee.com/2009/07/24/justice-boys-by-sheryl-monks/ Story 3: “Blind Lemon” by Jim Parks http://friedchickenandcoffee.com/2009/06/04/blind-lemon-by-jim-parks/

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