Literature

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CCD Sunday Poetry – Janet Joyner

Polishing Magnolia Leaves Polishing Magnolia leaves for her funeral wreath was one way of laureling excellence among us, as we stood there, side by side, wiping each leaf with rags smelling like memories of man-sweat and honey-colored beeswax out of that old rusty can of Johnson’s floor paste he’d used […]

by · August 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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Camel City Sunday Short Story – Rom Room by PL Byrd

By PL Byrd After thirty minutes of consideration and two ears of roasted corn, Eliza handed twenty-five dollars to an elderly, stooped man, then followed him into the petite white tent nestled between a hot dog joint and a peanut shack on the wallowing fairgrounds. A thin woman in a […]

by · August 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by Jacinta V. White

CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by Jacinta V. White

Aware   You come back in my dreams though you told me less than a year after you died that you could no longer come see me.   Remember that time when we had lunch outside our favorite midday restaurant near my Southfield job?   We were sitting at the […]

by · August 9, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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CCD Sunday Poetry – “Some Flags Only Stand for Hate” by Michael Wells

By Michael Wells “Some Flags Only Stand for Hate” Some flags only mean one thing To say otherwise has a hollow ring. Conceived in the heat of secession When flown it frustrates progression.   Heritage not hate is what you say But there are many others who see it a […]

by · August 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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Winston-Salem Writers Announce 2015 Flying South Winners

By Staff Winston-Salem Writers have  announced the winners of the fifth annual Flying South literary competion. Winston-Salem Writers is an organization of writers who write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, and who “care about the art and craft of writing”. They offer programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, web-based writing, writers’ […]

by · July 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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BookMarks Brings in the Big Names for 2015

By Staff   Bookmarks has announced their full author lineup for the 2015 Festival of Books and Authors to be held from September 10 – 12. The list of authors have published a combined 300 New York Times bestsellers and received many accolades including national and international prizes. The free […]

by · July 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
CCD Sunday Stories – “Exercise” by Clay Howard

CCD Sunday Stories – “Exercise” by Clay Howard

By Clay Howard   “Twenty-five years is long enough. ” The last time I exercised – “on purpose,” as I like to joke, was as a college freshman, twenty-five+ years ago. Hip-Hop had yet to take over as the popular form of “music,” stereos were still accepted as pieces of […]

by · July 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by John Haugh

Internet prayer There is a woman I have not met, an economist with a written voice like fine silver bells, grappling with node biopsies and bilateral mastectomy – seven hours of surgery. Coworkers’ keyboards tack-chack away as I weep at my desk for a woman whose voice grew toward friendship […]

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CCD Sunday Short Fiction – “Five Segues” by Robin Chalkley

By Robin Chalkley I have crumbs on my keyboard. I am worthless. Such were the thoughts of Andy Kyle as he sat forlorn at his computer with head in hands. One day away from the deadline for the Alfred Beddoes Short Story Contest, and he had bupkis. He owned that […]

by · June 14, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by Edward Robson

  FROM EVERY SLEEP AND EVERY FALL “Not whether,” Mother says, “but when.” (“And how,” she could have added, but she doesn’t.) The point is, Dad is eighty-seven. Something’s going to happen. He fell on Tuesday—that was what she called to tell me— right beside the bed, sometime past midnight. […]

by · June 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature