march 2017

Maryl

The Distance Between Us

On March 26, 1996, Bob Purvis lay in a field outside West Memphis, Arkansas, waiting to see the Hale-Bopp Comet, which had been discovered…

PerkyPantry

What’s in Your Pantry?

It’s one o’clock on Sunday afternoon, and Jessica Irgens, Sarah Sawyer, and Jeremy Martin have already put in a day’s work. The three make…

Drink

The Irish Spritzer

Ingredients 2 ounces Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey 1/2 ounce DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps Fresh mint leaves (6-8), more for garnish Juice of half…

SouthernLit

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…

Stoney

Silence is Golden

I enjoy being alone. I do. I love silence. I can go hours at a time without speaking to anyone, without any human interaction…

MissLauras

Queen of the Row

Fort Smith, Arkansas was a loud frontier town at the dawn of the 1900s. Horse-drawn carriages clattered down streets. Trains pulled into the station,…