Fade Away

A man from here served something like twenty years. He had gone after a rapist and beat him to death. He never tried to hide it and I was never afraid of him. He appreciated that I was keeping the home town alive. So, he’d stop in and buy stuff when he was riding around. […]

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Shank

There was a pastor of a church. He and his family lived down the street. Mr. Shank had three sons. You know what they say about preacher’s children and how wild they are. Well, this family was no exception. Some are, I suppose. The boys grew up to be men. They were used to a […]

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In the Future

In the future, it seemed like the present. Far, far away from the past. Alan Bilderberg had a dream, but it wasn’t like a dream, it was a plan. It was an idea. He had an idea to help everyone, to keep them safe. Alan worked on the prototype for months. The crime rate was […]

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Dialogue Change

Mamie was a character, a damn right card. She had wild curly hair and the largest mouth in the whole South. She’d play with all the kids in town, run races and make silly faces. She was energetic and lively. Most any woman like Mamie would stand out most anywhere but in the little town […]

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Rat Killing

The poor family kept arsenic around to poison the rats that always came in the rickety house. The house was more of a shack, but it had a roof and a wood burning stove in the kitchen. Rats came in from the fields almost year round. Back then, they had kids to help with the […]

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As She Lay Dying

  Maw grew up around here. She had seen a lot. She had lived a life and was one of the strongest and meanest women I have ever known. As She Lay Dying… It was after her stroke. On Ancient Cherokee land. Her own son, as she lay dying… planned how to make more out […]

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A Light to Rule the Day

Art Explained The first painting I created was thought of one night while I was writing my second novella. This piece titled “A Light to Rule the Day” focuses largely on the sun. The sun is a life giving tool that measures time for us. As you can see the sky is several shades and […]

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The Story of the Quilt

I want you to think and remember the first Thanksgiving: know what it was really about. I celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, I think of the official U.S. Celebration as not the survival of the Europeans that invaded America, culminating in the death of 10 to 30 million natives, but as the survival of the […]

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Balls and Business Sense

Ever heard a Jamie Godwin story? Well, let me just tell you one. When I was 9, way back before cellphones and computers, I had my first entrepreneurial idea. You see, I love bouncy balls. And just so happen at the local K-Mart, there was one bouncy ball machine, like a gum ball┬ámachine. This magically […]

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