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"A former field hand's prayer"

First giving honor to the Ancestors, who were lynched, shot defenseless, forced to toil, raped, slit open, ground into dirt, who will never have a gravestone or a name in the “common room”… 318 more words

Poetry

Let's Begin at the End

8/28/15

The kids are leaving. Streaming out of the gates with their parents in tow, gesturing wildly, eyes bright. The last day of camp is always a surreal experience; for three months you’re stuck in this little bubble, cut off from technology, friends and family. 255 more words

Camp

Teen gets 25-to-life as accomplice in sledgehammer slayings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Tuesday for his role as an accomplice in the gruesome sledgehammer slayings of a prominent attorney and his wife in April 2013. 329 more words

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The Scarlet Cooler

Her toes sink into the mud
cold beers daddy pulls out of
the cooler
she lays on the blanket
lifting her skirt

feeling the warm sun… 132 more words

Poetry

Judge denies bond for Clarksdale attorney's killer

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — The man who allegedly shot and killed a Clarksdale attorney appeared before a judge on Tuesday.

The judge denied 33-year-old Ricardo Frazier bond. 162 more words

News

Hill, Reginald. Death Comes for the Fat Man.

NY: HarperCollins, 2007.

This police procedural series set in darkest Yorkshire has been around since 1970, and Andrew (“Fat Andy”) Dalziel has been a Detective Superintendent in homicide that whole time, which means the author has had to engage in time-stretching (or something) to keep his protagonist out of the old folks’ home. 438 more words

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