Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dead Head, fiction by J.L. Smith

Tonight of all nights Dot­tie had to go and devel­op a mind of her own.  Gears ground when he shift­ed.  Brakes squealed — air hissed from a hydraulic sys­tem that need­ed an over­haul.  Shocks worn so thin he felt every … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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News from the Hills and Surrounds

Mil­dred Haun Con­fer­ence: A Cel­e­bra­tion of Appalachi­an Lit­er­a­ture, Schol­ar­ship, and Cul­ture My Big Red­neck Vaca­tion pff­ssshh Clint Bowyer Doing a Red­neck The March of Mitch McConnell Con­fer­ence on South­ern Lit­er­a­ture: Jeff Daniel Mar­i­on Coal Min­er Exo­dus Threat­ens Indus­try 36th Annu­al Appalachi­an … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Oxford Town, fiction by William Trent Pancoast

The lit­tlest black girl came breath­less from run­ning and stopped by my desk in the laun­dry office. You need to come quick. Ricky’s gone crazy. I saw the alarm and fear in her face and got up and fol­lowed her … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Witching Women at Road's End, nonfiction by Casey Clabough

Slight­ly more than a cen­tu­ry ago a Mr. Sher­man Clabough was sher­iff of Sevi­er Coun­ty, Ten­nessee. One of his now scarce-remem­bered duties was to see to it that any young man in the sec­tion who turned twen­­ty-one work the roads … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Unbearably Penultimate of Parable, poetry by Dennis Mahagin

I drove over the fat rope thing that made the bells ding and ling and then this grease mon­key appeared at my open win­dow, wear­ing braid­ed pony­tail with his Speed Rac­er eyes, bran­dish­ing a tat­tered broach rag thing he whipped … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Good Pussy and Jerry and Kildow, fiction by William Pancoast

This town got any good pussy? was the first thing I ever heard Kil­dow say. New hires Jer­ry and Kil­dow had joined us on a job 100 miles north­east of Colum­bus seed­ing a golf course and there they were at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Building a Church, fiction by Lara Konesky

He was quite cer­tain that life most­ly was noth­ing but cre­ation and evo­lu­tion.  Boys were sup­posed to become men and all that shit, and the men build fam­i­lies and hous­es and empires.  He thought a lot about the word man, and the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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News from the Hills and Surrounds

This post is a con­tin­u­a­tion of what I want­ed to do with FCAC from the begin­ning; that is, to reg­u­lar­ly post rel­e­vant news and tid­bits as relat­ed to lit­er­a­ture and Appalachia and so forth. I get a fair num­ber of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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