Sissy, 6, and Jim, 8, have been sent to their father, the community drunk, for the summer, hoping to find food and a kind word from the man they barely know. Always hungry, obviously unwanted, Sissy repeats "Thank the Lord" at every meal, which their grandmother, aunt and uncle find obnoxious. When their father finally speaks to Sissy and Jim it is in the form of a strange goodbye.
Minor, a worn-out foxhunter, has been ordered by "the daughter-in-law" to have his old foxhound put down. But first he takes Joe Blow out to the woods where they've hunted for so long for one final hunt. It is there that Minor realizes it's not just the old dog in danger of being "put down."
Luck of the Count
On a Saturday morning drunk, the Count and his grown son Lucky stumble onto a black woman's shack in the quarters of Cornerville to pilfer for food. When she happens up on them, the Count pulls out his pocket knife and cuts her throat. They go…
The aborted boy is only a scrap of flesh but has a heartbeat like the fluttering of butterfly wings. Kate, nurse on duty, doesn't know what to do. This sixteen-week old baby was supposed to be delivered dead! It was a given. She's been…
From "Lovie's Baby":"They said they saw her that Monday morning running up the road toward the courthouse, with that pink blanket all nussed-up to her bosom like the baby was still alive. And it SOME cold..."
Rich Man-Poor Man...
No longer a Paul-Newman playboy type, who used to leave his family waiting and wondering, Elec now prides himself on "making trades" at the various houses along the rural routes where he works. For instance, at the home of June Bug and Candy, while…
Recorded for NPR by Janice DaughartyI was at first shocked by the sheer mass of scurrying humanity at Hartsfield International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia. All alone under one roof, yet not a foot apart from each other. Nobody spoke to me. Then I…
It was all over the news, several years ago, the story of Susan Smith deliberately driving her car into a lake and drowning her two children. That was in S.C. In South Georgia, another young mother, Ginger, spellbound by the story, imagines the…
Two teenage girls, out scouting the Alapaha River, in South Georgia, happen up on two escaped death-row prisoners. One girl is killed and the other, Ruth, is taken hostage on a boat ride downriver for an extended nightmare of torture and sacrifice.…
Beck and Barn
In the tradition of Eudora Welty, "Beck and Barn" is an old-timey love story marked by ironic exaggerated devotion. After Barney dies, Becky goes to visit her sister; when she returns, she finds that her no-account "baby" brother has burned her…
American Breakfast-Mexican Dinner
Jilly's young days outside the diner are anger, heat, boredom and filth. Waiting with her are two foul-mouthed, angry Mexican teens and her younger brother, Stinker, whose nickname stuck for a reason. Burning up in the sun from the bay on the…
It's Okay to Cry
Bethann, a struggling college student, decides to take care of Holly, her evil, manipulative younger sister after their grandmother, who raised them, dies. But Holly is a mess. And en route to Miami after the funeral, Bethann lays down the rules to…
Massacre at Moniac Crossing
"Massacre at Moniac Crossing" is fiction based on fact. In 1904, at a turpentine camp, in North Florida, the residents at the sleepy crossing boarded a train to St. Augustine for a day picnic and sight-seeing trip. By day's end, when everybody…
Dark Of The Moon
"Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer." - Pat ConroyShe held him prisoner. He set her free.A moonshiner's downtrodden wife. A federal agent in search of illegal stills. A love neither expected. A situation about to explode.…
The AJC Reporter
An Atlanta newspaper reporter, looking for a story, reveals the secret history of the smallest county in Georgia. Facts unleashed, the resident natives become suspicious of one another and the origins of the old-name families.
Surprise Corn Patch
Autumn is on the way to South Georgia, bringing with it changes in our backyard corn patch. Already, the corn stalks are drying in blowing poses, shaped by some hidden hand during the magic of midnight. From spring to fall I watch for changes in the…
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