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Pearls Before Swine--part 1

I woke in the dark to squeals and yells and thumps and bangs. From somewhere inside the house, Daddy rattled off a string of cusswords, then hollered: “Get the shotgun, Lizzy, something’s got in with the hogs!” 1,583 more words

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Take Me Home (Through a Book)

The books that have stayed with me the longest are the ones that I can relate to. This is true of most stories: If we can see ourselves in them, there’s a greater chance we’ll keep coming back to them. 324 more words

Reading Flannery O'Connor's "The Displaced Person": Part II

Part II—All the Colorful, Useless Peafowl

In part two of O’Connor’s story, Mrs. Shortley has left the farm and Mrs. McIntyre is left with the displaced Pole and her black workers. 896 more words


Reading Flannery O'Connor's "The Displaced Person": Part I

For fans of Flannery O’Connor, “The Displaced Person” is a a short story that occupies a special place, not only because it exhibits her love for peacocks, but because of its more overt religious themes. 1,219 more words


Flannery O'Connor listen-a-thon, Part 3

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor (audiobook)

This was also narrated by Bronson Pinchot.  He is only good in short spurts, such as her short stories.  I got real tired of his narration towards the end.   84 more words



Look at this beautiful cover for my friend, Hank Early’s debut novel, HEAVEN’S CROOKED FINGER.

I am more excited about this book release than I am about anything else I can think of this year! 263 more words

The Show--part 2

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My feet stepped light and quick and I was at the bed and I raised the bat and I started down with it. 1,615 more words

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