Southern Lit

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Here We Are Together

Lucette used to be a “hit-the-road, Jack” kind of girl. When things got hard in a relationship, she was out the door, no turning…

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Past the End of Everything

This was years ago when we lived in the apartment that was so small I gave you the only bedroom, when I slept on…

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Snow in August

I used to believe in the equanimity of the world. I’d see panhandlers at intersections, their cardboard signs asking for help, and I’d believe…

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I Should Stay

If you’re not in love as Valentine’s Day approaches, you shouldn’t work in a candy shop. But I do, and today the parking lot…

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Girls Who Run

Sometimes a girl just has to run. Sometimes her feet take over. This is one of those times, early morning, early January. I’m at…

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Even When Good is Losing

The view from the back door of Lovie’s small house looks like a painting. She doesn’t own a lot of land, but there’s a…

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The State Bird of Arkansas

Violet can’t do math. She gets by okay, but salespeople and con artists could rob her blind, and she’d never know. The year she…

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All Those Rocket Men & Rocket Women

The wind was blowing that night, lifting the edges of our skirts, tossing candy wrappers that tumbled end to end across the football field….