Category Archives: Creative Non-Fiction

“The Real Thing: My Life in Coke” by Deborah Gold

When I was ten, I would sit on the floor in front of the television, winking at the door-length mirror angled towards me. Wearing periwinkle Danskin elastic-waist shorts and a striped sleeveless top, I hugged my bare knees to my … Continue reading

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“Tobacco Road Revisited” by Rita Welty Bourke

What must my father have felt when he came into the house at the end of the day, and his five-year-old daughter held her arms up to him, and her breasts were nearly as large as those of a grown … Continue reading

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“Kerry” by Ian Hoppe

“I mean, what am I, a fuckin’ sailor?” he slurred as he did the one-eye-drunk-squint out of the windshield of his brand new, base model F-150. We were barreling down Highway 90 along the Mississippi coast, weaving in and out … Continue reading

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“To Sell a House” by Brent Tubbs

It is called a Charleston side yard. I’ve been to Charleston, but I didn’t see a house that looked like mine, however, in Birmingham to label something as a Charleston this or Savannah that is what the architects and designers … Continue reading

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“Tributary: Becoming Green Warriors of the Red Earth Country” by Leah Alford

Summer air here can be felt, almost fingered, it’s so succulent with moisture. At high temperatures, it’s chokingly humid, but in more moderate weather, it’s velvet and invasive against the skin. In Alabama at the southernmost end of the Appalachians, … Continue reading

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“Don’t Tell” by Donna Thomas

I don’t know why the memory has started to surface after all this time. But it’s here and grows stronger and stronger each day. I also don’t know why I never told anyone. It just seemed easier to tuck the … Continue reading

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