Featured Poet: Dave Malone I was born in Rolla, Missouri. My family moved around quite a bit when I was a kid, and we landed in rural Kansas when I was six. My younger sister and I spent some amazing elementary school years there amid a farming community. Our home was out in the country in a remote development. From my bedroom I could see Tuttle Creek Lake. To the south … [Read more...] about Featured Poet: Dave Malone
Archives for December 2021
Book Announcement: Field Trip by James Fowler Tentative Release Date: January 1, 2022 Description Set largely in the mid-South, this collection sees its characters traveling in place or outward bound as they strive to work through crises or simply avoid stagnation. Ranging from the Ozarks to the Gulf Coast, from the lowlands to the highlands of … [Read more...] about Book Announcement: Field Trip: Stories
By John Mort It was late March and warm. Jim watched the road. Sixty years before, give or take, he walked down that road to school. It was paved now, or rather pot-holed; the county would be wise to scrape off the asphalt and run a grader like they used to. Maybe the road wasn’t worth maintaining. It came to a dead end in less than a mile because of the Interstate, … [Read more...] about Dirty Old Man (Short Fiction)
Who is Loyal? by Lynn Morrow Clarity about who was loyal or not during the Civil War in the Ozarks is a dominant theme in military records. Officers held formal interviews in the local office of the provost marshal. Of course, non-combatants in civilian clothes took great interest in what evidence was presented by either side of the allegations. Some residents took a … [Read more...] about Who is Loyal?