Here is the artwork for my story “Of Baggage and Bovines.” The story was published on Freeze Frame Fiction’s website. The artwork is by Luke Spooner.
Gordon White is a friend of mine, and I was privileged enough to read ‘Hair Shirt Drag’ before it was purchased by the folks at Sekhment Press. It’s a great story. I can’t wait ’till Wrapped in Black is released so I can permanently add ‘Hair Shirt Drag’ to my collection. Strong work, Gordon!
WRAPPED IN BLACK
Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult
HAIR SHIRT DRAG
by Gordon White
I ain’t never read the Key of Solomon, but I read the Book of Kings. Rest of the Bible, too, back when Mama thought that’d help me fit in. It didn’t, I won’t, and, truth be told, I ain’t all that broken up about it. It’s hard being the only son in a family of powerful women, harder still when people say you aren’t even man enough for that. But I’m just about over it all, really.
It’s a humid July evening, as Mama says, accenting both syllables. We’re on the porch, listening to the crickets and the frogs settle into their nightly delirium as fireflies rise up across the tobacco fields like ghost lights. Mama’s got a mouthful of needles as she helps me pin the dress I’m wearing. She’s ain’t…
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It’s October! My favorite month of the year. What better way to celebrate than with the release of a new story? ‘Of Baggage and Bovines’ can now be read on Freeze Frame Fiction. Check it out. Read the other flash fiction on the site. If you like it, share it with your friends.