Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti The sun slips into the Lowcountry sky— a pancake stirred in earth’s kitchen, (more…)
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My Partner in Time, My Little Joy (Inspired by the Quentin Baxter Quintet) by Nancy Alpert My drumming pulse thumps rhythmic warmth while deep in my base my heartstrings strum. (more…)
Earlier we published this post. Here are the recipes from that piece! (more…)
Seeking: Southern Gentleman Nancy Alpert I spotted the young hunk leaning against the bar at The Gritz, a popular hang-out in downtown Charleston. Tall, muscular, dark-haired. All I desired was for him to drawl all over me. I sauntered over and cooed, “Hiya, handsome.” (more…)
Twist Dolls For Sharon Cooper-Murray Indigo, indigo boo-hag blue, I’m gonna put a spell on you. (more…)
Pearl Fryar’s Garden Martha Dabbs Greenway The first time I visited Pearl Fryar’s garden is a story in itself. It was in early spring when my friend Myra and I decided to drive the twenty-five miles from Sumter, South Carolina, over to Bishopville. I wanted to find this fabulous topiary garden I had read about […]
Carriage Horse by Kathy China Dan. Even the name sounded steady and dependable. He, the beautiful Belgian steed who had never frightened a single tourist, trod the streets of downtown Charleston. The sturdy clops of his hooves accompanied the narrative of the tour guide, creating a tempo that lulled the carriage passengers into sublime relaxation. […]
Good or Bad Death by Laurie Raucher I’m wondering after being in the South, to be exact the lowlands of South Carolina where 18 feet above sea level is considered a mountain of high ground, whether or not I’m going to die a good or bad death. (more…)
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Three Haiku by Mary Edna Fraser Beginning light dance Flowing channel of color Harvests moon shadows (more…)
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