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…)
Moonful by Robyn T. Murphy And finally the moon found me Through the top window panel (more…)
What Remains by Ty Collins The grandfather I never knew drowned July 4th, 1935, but not before he saved his four children and wife, When a sudden storm capsized his sailboat they held fast to the boom. (more…)
Crazy About the South by Robyn T. Murphy There’s the way you just eat cream with some grits and shrimp as a bonus; and deep fried everything, without apology and without shame. The way you can get snockered on gin and sugar but feel refined if you just wear a wide brimmed hat. And there […]
Ms. Thelma’s Special Recipes Remembered by Hugh China, Recorded by Kathy China My husband’s mother, Ms. Thelma, worked magic in the kitchen. Her fans extended well beyond her family and included attendees at the church. (more…)
My First Artichoke by Martha Dabbs Greenway Coming from the rural South where the usual fare was fried chicken, collards and grits, I was 29 before I ate my first artichoke. I don’t remember how or when I first heard of artichokes; for sure I had not seen one. (more…)
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Pecans, After Wallace Stevens For Wanda Abell Kelley 1921-1998 by Juliette Kelley (more…)
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