Monthly Archives: November 2010

EPA’s Choice This Week: Crucify Appalachia or Stand Up to Big Coal Lobby

Some things should go without saying, but they don’t. After forty years of reckless devastation and criminal violations, the fate of clean water and human rights in the Appalachian coalfields is now in the hands of Lisa Jackson. November 29, … Continue reading

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Poems by Mather Schneider

BIGFOOT Mrs. Robinson had lived in those Arkansas hills every one of her 74 years. When she was 16 she was frightened half to death by a large, mysterious animal print in the sand by the creek. She had never … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Lara Konesky

I was kind of thinking i could kill you and let your ghost fuck me in the ass i’ve virtually seen you around here commenting witticisms and making me lol i was kind of thinking i could kill you and let … Continue reading

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Poems from Mather Schneider

POEM ON MY 35th BIRTHDAY When I was a kid we lived in the country and I would take long walks on summer nights to a small pond by an old, unused barn. I would take all my clothes off … Continue reading

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The Crystal Ball, fiction by A.M. Amodeo

Joe and Pearl sat on either side of the kitchen table, a crystal ball between them. “Can you get that thing to work?” Joe said, pointing his chin at the crystal, which rested on a small pile of black velvet … Continue reading

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Fleshy Things, fiction by Stefanie Freele

In his hand, the Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake. Around his neck, green stripes of the Rosy Boa. “You want to touch him don’t you?” “Never have.” She says, abruptly realizing how inexperienced this sounds. “Cold-blooded.” Taking her hand, he holds her … Continue reading

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Wow, Was It Something I Said?

Traffic to FCAC has slowed to a crawl, and I have no explanation. Normally I don’t even pay attention to such things, as I figure what I have to say will get to the ears that need to hear, but … Continue reading

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Today in Appalachia and Around The Bend

Someone, I hope to hell, is voting against fracking in NY and PA. I’m trying something different on the blog today, an aggregate of Appalachian/rural interest links. I hope at least some of them are edifying. I hope too that … Continue reading

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