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Janet Taylor-Perry is a Finalist!!

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Just received the news from Janet that she's a finalist in the Faulkner 20018 competition.  Congratulations, Janet!  We're pulling for you!  Janet's announcement:

LAST OF AN EXCEPTIONAL BREED, my novel in progress is a finalist. My son, Matt (M.C.D. Perry) has a poem as a short list finalist, which might still win! And a finalist poem. My wonderful friend, Lottie Boggan has something in three categories.

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society is pleased to announce the winners, runners-up, and other finalists in its 2018 competition. The primary guideline given to both preliminary and final round judges is: “Publishable with professional editing.” The difference between semi-finalists, finalists, and the short lists is the amount of professional editing which would be required for publication.

Back from Africa!!!

Perry and I managed to return all in one piece from three weeks in Kenya visiting our son and his family.  Had a wonderful time meeting good folks, learning a lot and going on safari.  The picture will give you an idea of what we saw.  I'll give a more detailed account later.  

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Author John Case wins huge award

The following is an email announcing a prestigious award presented to John Case, whose book "Bogue Chitto Flats" is listed in our book offerings.From: editor@slidellmag.com Date: 8/7/18 4:06 PM (GMT-06:00)To: carsonmhughes@gmail.comSubject: John Case wins huge award!Good afternoon,I’m writing this email to let you know that your fraternity brother, John S. Case, recently won a very prestigious [...]

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Selling Bob's Guitar

Selling Bob's GuitarBy© 2017 Mike WindhamBob's guitar is gone. She sold it last week.Janet told me "I struggled with selling it. I waited two years. But his guitar wasn't doing me any good. I don't play. I wanted someone else to have it. Someone else would appreciate what it was and what it could [...]

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Some As Grace; Some As Mercy

Some As Grace; Some As MercyByJimmy Reed Jimmy Reed (jimmycecilreedjr@gmail.com) is an Oxford, Mississippi resident, Ole Miss alumnus, Army veteran, former Mississippi Delta cotton farmer, and retired college teacher. His collection of short stories is available via southernstories.comFor my stepdaughter Jennifer and me, a stroll around town on Sunday mornings was a big event. Often she would spot [...]

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Dustin and Determination

Dustin and DeterminationBy© 2017 Mike WindhamI've got a million friends who worked in the oilfield. We're all part of a small world. My father, my uncles, even my Grandfather worked on the drilling rigs. My first job out of high school was on a rig. The oil field helped me get an education.For a lot of kids [...]

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Crime Never Pays

Crime Never PaysByJimmy Reed Jimmy Reed (jimmycecilreedjr@gmail.com) is an Oxford, Mississippi resident, Ole Miss alumnus, Army veteran, former Mississippi Delta cotton farmer, and retired college teacher. His collection of short stories is available via southernstoris.com.No doubt American humorist Mark Twain could not resist stealing a few watermelons because as he once said, “The true Southern watermelon is a [...]

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Losing Marines Story

Losing MarinesBy© 2017 Mike Windham(July 17, 2017)This past week a US Marine Corps plane crashed. Our country lost sixteen Marines. The crash happened in Mississippi. But, where it happened really doesn't matter. What matters is what happened to sixteen different families and one big family. Sixteen Marines are gone.Someone is going to ask a million questions, get two [...]

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Garland's Store

Garland's StoreBy© 2017 Mike Windham(July 4, 2017)The old store is gone. The old man who ran the store, well, he's gone too. The four-lane came through and a bull dozer pushed away a memory.Garland Byrd owned a country store at McCall Creek. It wasn't much on its best day. And, it's best days were just after World [...]

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The Paper Towel Pilot

The Paper Towel PilotByJimmy Reed Jimmy Reed (jimmycecilreedjr@gmail.com) is an Oxford, Mississippi resident, Ole Miss alumnus, Army veteran, former Mississippi Delta cotton farmer, and retired college teacher. His collection of short stories is available via southernstories.com.My Piper Cub airplane was due for an airworthiness inspection at a large airport, but since the little airplane had no radio equipment, I [...]

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