Well, Kiss M’Ass n’ Call Me Sally, a Legend

The Legend of a Country Girl by Jennifer Brookins She was a legend of sorts in backwoods mountain country where poverty and struggles bound mountain folks together. They made their own bootleg liquor, settled quarrels with shotguns, married off young Continue reading Well, Kiss M’Ass n’ Call Me Sally, a Legend

A Visit with Anne: Millennials on Holiday

A short story by Jennifer Brookins I’m sitting in my favorite cafe as an excuse to write you a letter; so much I want to say, but words don’t come. Instead, I just stare at the canal through a fog Continue reading A Visit with Anne: Millennials on Holiday

Titties, Toenails and Boyfriends: Puberty Blues

 “Titty Cream makes titties sprout like cornstalks” Excerpt from Tharon Ann, Part One: Childhood Titties, toenails and boyfriends is all girls talk about. Yuk! I’m invited to a bunking party at horrible Kate Eldred’s house down the street. I told Continue reading Titties, Toenails and Boyfriends: Puberty Blues

Who Kidnapped Joan Crawford?

Book Excerpt from Memoir Tharon Ann    “Someone jus stole Joan Crawford outta her pen in the backyard. Aunt Lowee havin herself a hissy fit grievin over Joan Crawford bein Sunday supper cuz folks like fried chicken round here. I’m Continue reading Who Kidnapped Joan Crawford?

White Child and Black Mama – Raised in Jim Crow South

I spent most of my early years in Little Rock, Arkansas where racism sat right beneath the surface of our lives. Raised by a black mama in the Jim-Crow south, as many southern children were, I loved her the same Continue reading White Child and Black Mama – Raised in Jim Crow South

Andy Warhol – Madman or Genius?

The first time I met Andy Warhol was at a party in New York. I’m standing in one spot for what seems an eternity, looking at the strangest man I’ve ever met. I don’t know who he is, what he does, Continue reading Andy Warhol – Madman or Genius?