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The Violent Bear It Away / Flannery O'Connor

Francis Marion Tarwater’s uncle had been dead for only half a day when the boy got too drunk to finish digging his grave and a Negro named Buford Munson, who had come to get a jug filled, had to finish it and drag the body from the breakfast table where it was still sitting and bury it in a decent and Christian way, with the sign of its Savior at the head of the grave and enough dirt on top to keep the dogs from digging it up. 1,168 more words


Vegetable Garden--McCarthy Style

When out in McCarthy, Alaska, we live across the street from the Old Hardware Store, home of the Wrangell Mountains Center, an arts, science, and research facility, located in historic downtown McCarthy. 375 more words

Just Plain Stories

Disappearing Bees

open a window
ask for a shovel, they are
dragging the lawn

by its laughter, do you
hear the refrigerator door
crack open, yes

that’s his father… 165 more words

Bleak But Hopeful

R picked up a copy of The Road by Cormac McCarthy from the free book exchange thing at his work. He read it and then got me to read it so we could watch the film together as it had come up on Amazon Prime. 276 more words