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The Summer of '98 Part Five

Leroy woke with a rotten hangover, and the first face he saw was that of Victor, looking like something out of a nightmare. Weren’t the man’s fault, of course — no one gets to pick their own genes — but it was still something Leroy could have done without. 1,472 more words


The Esquire Tavern

With its dark wood, pealing wallpaper, Edison light bulbs and wild taxidermy, the Esquire Tavern in San Antonio feels like it’s out of another time. Part prohibition (when it indeed dates from), part old saloon, you can spend hours drinking Moscow Mules and conspiring in whispers by the light of flickering lanterns. 26 more words


Servants of the Storm: A Review

A tempest brews in Savannah…

Servants of the Storm is the new young adult novel from authoress Delilah S. Dawson. Though it’s classified as YA, it’s a creepy, Southern gothic tale that will delight even the non-young adults among us. 146 more words


Southern Gothic

Southern Gothic is there in one-street towns, ghost towns, abandoned Plantations, the dark corners of ranch houses, rivers with names like ‘Woman Hollering Creek’, Spanish Moss, back porches at night, the shaded faces beneath hat brims, the sound of cicadas, mansions in the middle of the desert, oil wells, and the smell of dust and rust and blood. 67 more words


Hagridden -- Guest Author Post #1

Hagridden is a historical novel by Samuel Snoek-Brown, published by Columbus Press (ColumbusPressBooks.com).

Straddling the line of historical and contemporary literary fiction, Hagridden is a haunting drama that unflinchingly approaches race, culture, apathy, and humanity stripped to its core. 148 more words


The radio was no good tonight–somebody sang popular songs that all ended in the same way. It was like she was empty…

One program came on after another, and all of them were punk.

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The Summer of '98 Part Four

From the Journal of Jean-Baptiste Levesque

July 6, 1998

There were fireworks for the 4th, but most nobody came. Where usually the whole town showed up in Hereford Park to gather ’round the bandstand, and the high school band would play The Star Spangled Banner or God Bless America, only a few stragglers showed up, and there were no children there at all. 1,539 more words