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
worship in poetic shadow

CCD Sunday Poetry – Helen Losse

Worship in Poetic Shadow I woke one morning feeling as deeply alive as I felt at St. Leo’s, walking toward the Tabernacle for a closer look at the Christmas tree, as Bill had asked to do. Standing so close to Jesus, I grew dizzy. Blood drained from my head, and I […]

by · February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
lindahl

CCD Sunday Fiction – Excerpt from White Horse Regressions

by Steve Lindahl Jamie Tilly’s first regression – to a past life in Victorian London Annie was walking through this wealthy section of town because she wasn’t familiar with it and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to find her way around after dark. She worried that the people […]

by · January 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
dreis

CCD Sunday Poetry – Sandra Dreis

Journey I wait for morning. Most days morning waits for me tapping its fingers impatiently on the window glass. Outside it is all blackness and chirping. I grab my pen, my paper and words fall to the whiteness blood on sand. My chest aching I open my fingers to release […]

by · January 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature