“Club Southern” (Brenham, Texas) is a still-standing relic of earlier times. The building is abandoned now, but it was no doubt one of those places that sported the frosty decal in the window tempting people with the promise of air-conditioning inside. In the South during the summer, who could refuse? People would collect like moths around a streetlight late at night.

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Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His work has appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, New Orleans Review, Columbia and Glimmer Train, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery: christopherwoods.zenfolio.com.