Category: Non-Fiction

SHALL WE DANCE? BY EILEEN CUNNIFFE

We drifted toward the dance floor in ones and twos. We found each other—brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, in-laws and cousins—in the midst of all the other happy people gathered for the wedding of Erin and James. We...

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USED BOOK ADVENTURES BY JOHN BONANNI

Something inside the copy of Alexander of Macedon, A History interrupted the clean stack of bound leaves of the nearly new book. It still retained a remnant aroma of fresh print against a matte paper finish. The only indication...

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RIPPAVILLA BY BOBBIE WAYNE

I had never been late for one of my own concerts before. But as my husband, Dan, and I followed one unmarked country road after another through Maury County, Tennessee, thirty-one miles south of Nashville, I began to fear we...

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CIRCLE OF TIME BY FELIX NEALS

My father kidnapped me when I was 10 years old, seven years after my parents divorced. He bought a second-hand, 1931, A Model Ford and decided to test-drive it over the 366 miles from Jacksonville, where he lived, to Brown Sub...

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ROCKY BY JOHN H PATERSON

Steel-legged chairs fill the cramped meeting room. The focus is on the shiny dispenser at the back. Styrofoam cups are filled and refilled one last time with hot black brew. At least five of the nine foremen are smoking, so...

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EASTER IN PADUCAH BY KY OWEN

Rain water spewed from the tires of the eighteen wheelers. Flashing orange signs alternated between “Hands on Wheel” and “Eyes on Road.” The southbound lanes of I-65 slowed to a crawl, the result of a mini-van hydroplaning...

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ENDLESSLY SWAYING BY TERRY BARR

The first time I ever held a girl in my arms was at Jimmy Walker’s fifteenth birthday party. The song was Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti,” from Abraxes (side two, track three), and the girl was Margaret Hagerty, who had transferred that...

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