by Sally Burnette Barefoot on dark, damp grass. Glassy insects catch ochre light in fragile wings and scatter it across pale, young ankles
by Kara Martinez Bachman I used to think only rich people lived in Mississippi. I got that crazy idea from my fourth grade friend, Tiffany. She was always primly dressed, her cotton gingham clothing covered in all manner of lovingly hand-shaped bows.
School starting in many locations across the country today got us thinking about those required reading lists. As an adult, you have a second chance to rediscover some of them - on your own time and with no pop quiz afterward.
Pics from our Mississippi booksignings road trip. Winners of If Jack's In Love. James Franco's As I Lay Dying filming in Mississippi. The trailer for Lawless. A Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Lots of bookish lists, literary events & new fiction in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
by Carol O'Dell The gas station door strains against my pull. Wafts of mildew and burnt coffee. Middle of nowhere. “Welcome,” a woman says without looking up from her paper. She’s perched on a stool, a wall of cigarettes behind her. Her bleach-blonde hair spun like fiberglass. Short shelves come into focus.