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PrestonRose

A Rose by Any Other Name

On a day when the sun is ruling the earth, I make my way from Fort Smith to Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Company in…

VBBooks

The Best Chapter Yet

Debbie Foliart sits at a table inside Chapters on Main in Van Buren, Arkansas, and looks out the window that faces the Old Frisco…

Stoney

A House is Not a Home

  Several years ago, April bought me a small sign for my office that said, “Never be so busy making a living, that you…

Beckham

The Battle for Beckham

Natalie has found solace in her family’s struggle, something incredible to consider. “This isn’t the life I had planned for myself or for my…

Jessica

Where I’m From

A million years ago, or maybe only thirteen, I sat in a senior high school class with a teacher who taught creative writing. She…

Stoney

Breaking Bad: The Story of My Back

My back hurts. My back has hurt for about seven months now, and after my doctor’s visit last week, it doesn’t look like that…

CaraBrookins

How a House Built a Family

This may be the first time you’ve heard of Cara Brookins, but you can be certain it won’t be the last. With eight novels…

Jessica

Extraordinary

It’s funny how we humans are able to get used to extraordinary things.  When I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, I attended a regular playgroup…

PatriciaBrown

The Four Prayers of Patricia Brown

It was a morning of bad beginnings for Patricia Brown-Crowe. After waking, she says, she realized the HVAC unit at her Fort Smith, Arkansas…