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Ronald L. Smith
Clarion Books
September 2015

Orphan Hoodoo Hatcher is named after the folk magic that everyone in his family can do except for him, but he had better figure out how to conjure quickly when a dark character called the Stranger comes to town looking for him. 316 more words

Book Review

Excerpt: "A Nice Set of Wheels"

Excerpt from “A Nice Set of Wheels” by Kathy Waller appears in MURDER ON WHEELS: 11 TALES OF CRIME ON THE MOVE, published by Wildside Press, 2015… 981 more words

Flannery, my fire

I have been working on Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories for several months now (maybe even for a whole year). I finished them this week, and I am blown away. 366 more words


'Rectify' fan recap: Find a more crooked path

Season 3 | Episode 4 | “Girl Jesus” | Aired July 30, 2015

Even after two seasons and four episodes of Rectify, we still don’t know Daniel Holden very well. 1,075 more words

One From the Archive: 'Clock Without Hands' by Carson McCullers ***

Time constraints mean that another post has to be rescheduled, but this one fits in nicely with mine and Yamini’s 50 Women Challenge.  My thoughts about the wonderful Carson McCullers’  221 more words

from Conjure Moon--Raising Change

Greens kissed by the first frost of November, ribbed and washed, then frozen, now simmered on the stove. Cold gray dimmed, dipped and descended into pure darkness. 1,874 more words

King Ben and the Delta Supper Club

Coffee, black. Coffee, black. Coffee, black. A round robin of morning sullen voices greeted Blue-Eyes with the enthusiasm of a funeral procession.

“Just stop right there, y’all. 3,042 more words