Issue 38

“Who wants to write in the shadow of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor? In that sense … rich tradition becomes baggage.

–Amos Jasper, Alabama Writers’ Conclave

Manny DuBois

Manny DuBois

When he was in nursing school at the junior college, Raleigh Brisbane got a ventriloquist dummy. She wore a red sequin dress with a platinum blonde wig. Raleigh liked to tell people he adopted Miss Twinkles and gave her a loving home, and this was true since she had...
Buddies

Buddies

I found these two buzzards sitting on fence posts beside a rural Texas road. They were, without a doubt, waiting for breakfast, whatever overnight roadkill might provide. I thought of the characters from Waiting for Godot, the Samuel Beckett play. His characters,...