Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Literary E-Zine: Southern Grit

I've cor­re­spond­ed with edi­tor Kevin Baggett a bit, and I thought I'd give him a plug here. I've already begun read­ing through the sto­ries in Issue I and it looks like it'll be a good addi­tion to the web. And … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Remembering Deliverance

It's clear James Dick­ey mythol­o­gized and often out­right lied about the cir­cum­stances of his life now, and what's been lost along with his crit­i­cal rep­u­ta­tion is the work, the work, my god the work. Six years of for­mal edu­ca­tion and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Cape Breton Road by D.R. MacDonald

I'm tak­ing a break from a book review to write about anoth­er book. Fun­ny, eh? D.R Mac­Don­ald is a writer I don't hear much about, and that's too bad. His nov­el Cape Bre­ton Road is one I re-read fre­quent­ly, for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Himself, Guilty, fiction by Jeff Crook

At the wake he real­ized he had nev­er seen her move, nev­er even saw her get up to go to the bath­room. He had only ever encoun­tered her already enthroned, fright­ful dewlaps unfold­ing as she reached out and drew him … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Memories of a Joplin Bum, by Helen Losse

I’m real­ly a per­son who keeps pret­ty much to myself, but you’d prob­a­bly know me as the guy you see all over town pushin’ the old wood­en cart. You’d call me a bum, but I’ll get to that lat­er. I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Still Journal's Contest Deadline Approaching–Enter Now

Good luck to those of you who qual­i­fy to enter. Judges include Ann Pan­cake, Mau­rice Man­ning, and Janisse Ray. Be sure to vis­it the site and fol­low the guide­lines. Con­test Guide­lines Still: The Jour­nal announces the first annu­al Still Writ­ing Con­tests … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Birds of Winter, fiction by James Alan Gill

Last night’s span­gles and yesterday’s pearls are the bright morn­ing stars of the bar­room girls.” –Gillian Welch, Bar­room Girls Lit­tle girls don’t dream of grow­ing up to become bar­maids, and Lori Thomp­son was no dif­fer­ent, but now she stands behind the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Nearly 1500 Infractions Reported in PA Gas Wells

Speaks for itself, no? Report: Firms com­mit 1,500 infrac­tions in Pa. in 30 months STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@​timesleader.​com Mar­cel­lus Shale gas drilling com­pa­nies have racked up near­ly 1,500 envi­ron­men­tal vio­la­tions in Penn­syl­va­nia in the last two and a half years, accord­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Remodeling, fiction by Sheldon Compton

A weak rain fell and set­tled across Route 6 like a worn out bed sheet so that oil and grease left from the occa­sion­al car and sev­er­al short-bed coal trucks rose back to the sur­face of the black­top. The road … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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