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Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor

Just finished reading Flannery O’Connor’s southern gothic novel Wise Blood (also filmed by John Huston in 1979 and starring the wonderful Brad Dourif). Here’s the opening to the novel and some ideas about teaching structure and viewpoint. 2,044 more words

Teaching Ideas

Should I Just Don a Big Hat and Drink Mint Juleps?

I feel like I am trapped in a Southern Gothic novel where everything is languid and there are heatwaves wafting out from the sidewalk. It’s just that hot today. 586 more words


Southern Gothic Mbti


Intj: The Reverend. A hulking figure in black, the kind of person who was born to be an intimidating silhouette. His voice is bass thunder, and when he tells his flock to repent, shivers shoot down everyone’s spines.

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From The Wilbur Whateley Archive

Tennessee Williams Play

withered, once-beautiful matriarch: my, it sure is hot tonight in… the south.
smoulderingly handsome, reckless heir to the family estate: *leans on a doorframe* hot- yes, just like the heat of my repressed homosexuality and barely concealed rage.


Brand-New Fiction: "A Southern Evening"

Hey, friends. There are certain editors I really respect. One of those is Jacob Haddon, the mastermind behind the wonderful quarterly magazine Lamplight. Jacob’s publication exudes quality and professionalism and is one of my very favorites in or out of the genre, which is why I was delighted when he asked me last summer at the Scares That Care Weekend Convention if I’d be the featured author in an issue of… 296 more words


Southern Gothic (Inspired by Dylan Thomas)

Here’s a piece I wrote and recorded. It was inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Quite Early One Morning as well as listening to his readings.

The Little Friend

The Short Version: Harriet Cleve Dufresnes’ older brother Robin died when she was just a baby – hung from a tree in the family’s yard. No one knows who did it, but some twelve years later, Harriet thinks she can solve the case. 1,243 more words