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Smells and Spice and Everything Nice by Cheryl Armstrong

Smells and Spice and Everything Nice Cheryl Armstrong Did you know black pepper comes in different flavors? (more…)

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SSAC 2018 Retreat Daily Calendar: April 11-18

We are excited to announce the daily calendar* for the 2018 SSAC Retreat! You can also find this on our FaceBook Events page. A few spots open, deposits due by 12/15/17. Questions? Drop Mary Brent Cantarutti a note. Soon 🙂 Mbrent {at} comcast.net (more…)

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Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti

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 by Nancy Alpert

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…)

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Recipes for “Drunken Chicken” and “Better Than Sex Cake”

Earlier we published this post. Here are the recipes from that piece! (more…)

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Seeking: Southern Gentleman by Nancy Alpert

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…)

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Twist Dolls by Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Twist Dolls For Sharon Cooper-Murray Indigo, indigo boo-hag blue, I’m gonna put a spell on you. (more…)

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Pearl Fryar’s Garden

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 […]

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Carriage Horse by Kathy China

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. […]

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Good or Bad Death by Laurie Raucher

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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