Literature

lewie and blair

CCD Sunday Short Fiction by Dennis Straub

Lewie and Blair   Butch McAfee had a couple of his bully boys chasing me. He was still sore at me for getting his nephew busted. I knew they were packing heat. Butch’s boys always did. There were too many people around to start any gun play. Not that they’d […]

by · May 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
starlings

CCD Sunday Poetry – Spring Poems by Grace Ellis

A MURMURATION OF STARLINGS Starlings are singularly unattractive birds. They brashly strut, off-kilter. Their hoarse racket rattles our ears As they invade our fields and backyard feeders, Leading us to curse the fool Who first released these European immigrants In Central Park, in honor of Shakespeare. But in early spring, […]

by · May 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
hairston

CCD Sunday Fiction by Teri Hairston

Salvaged Someone had thrown them away.  Two chairs.  I parked my Jeep in front of the dumpster so that I could take a closer look.  They were dirty.  Grime was caked in the seats. Crayon marks on the white ladder backs of the chairs made me think that the previous […]

by · May 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
saigon 1963

CCD Sunday Poetry – Michael Gaspeny

Ashes from Saigon (1963) All I knew was Madame Nhu. I knew her from the fashion magazines. Later, I read she said, “I’d love another monk barbecue.” Roy set The Ledger Star on the dinner table. Next to my chafing dish of beef stroganoff, you sat in flames. I shouted, […]

by · May 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
book sale

Coming Soon – 29th Annual Shepherd’s Center Used Book Sale

By Staff The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will hold its 29th Annual Used Book Sale on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 from 9 am to 9 pm, and on Saturday, May 7 from 8am to 2pm. Parking and Admission will be free. The sale will be held […]

by · April 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
for grandma

CCD Weekend Short Fiction- Hugging for Grandma

by Stanley McFarland “Please excuse me,” said Daddy. He got up from the table, put his arm in front of his face, bent over and walked into the kitchen. “Daddy’s crying,” said Lucy in her, ‘I’ve got a secret’ whisper. “Crying?” I said out loud. “Daddy doesn’t cry.” “Your father […]

by · March 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
re-telling the story

CCD Weekend Poetry – Joe Morris

Barred Owl: A Thought Too Bold All things are real when good is near. A spirit elevated. The maturation from tender wing to a wailer, a flyer and killer is unashamed. She is not afraid to die. She is not in awe of you. Sailing the circuit of the moon […]

by · March 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
the alley

CCD Sunday Short Fiction – C David Gelly

The Alley The late summer drought had been no friend to southwest Virginia. Endless days of crops roasting in ninety plus degree days as air conditioners strained to take the edge off of the raging inferno. There was no immediate hope for any cool Canadian air to swoop in from […]

by · March 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
war factor one

CCD Weekend Poetry – R Lee Riley

Pillar and the Robin Bird wars, feeder hordes. I’m hiding from a robin so she’ll swoop up not me noddin’ to Grecian bowl just above from which she so desperately wants… a drink. Seedspat! Cardinals are winning, fans screaming from hidden bush bench seats Now cooling as sun casts last […]

by · February 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
knapsack

CCD Sunday Fiction – Noir Edition by DanO

Knapsack by DanO “Promises don’t keep people,” she said. Blond hair never staying behind her ear waved before her eyes like upside down wipers. She wrinkled the skin between her eyes as if she didn’t understand her own words. I watched her for deception as she searched the ceiling for […]

by · February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature