Tag Archives: Death

The Bass

The Bass

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I know I can get better if I want to. Everybody can get better if they want to.   At the Duck Thru the black ladies are talking ‘bout the Bradley man that used to be sheriff in Halifax County. He killed himself yesterday. Melissa’s rescue squad was called out to it. They say hemore

Virgil Palely Loitering

Virgil Palely Loitering

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“Your cock looks all right, kid,” he said. “I wouldn’t worry about a thing.”more

James, Transcendent, Everyone Else, Stuck in the Mud

James, Transcendent, Everyone Else, Stuck in the Mud

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When Mary finds him, she’s going to punish him. He will inadvertently disarm her probably, she knows, imagining a headfirst hug at the bottom of the slide, a tangled pile, wheezing and wild with laughter. The smiling cherub laughs, anger wilts.more

ROUND TABLE: THE DEATH OF PRINCE

ROUND TABLE: THE DEATH OF PRINCE

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“There are writers and poets who called into question the tenants of life, but it’s popular artists, and popular acts like Prince that really did this in such a widespread waymore

Crackheads and Corn

Crackheads and Corn

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“The explosion of drugs like meth and crack in Rural America has torn away at the psyche of each and every small townmore

Una Vida

Una Vida

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“He called her Lucy, after my Ma, on account of her eyes being big, round, and dyingmore

BULLshot: Michael Hemmingson

BULLshot: Michael Hemmingson

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“When a person becomes a witness…of a violent crime, their lives are never the same”more

BULLshot: Mike Campbell

BULLshot: Mike Campbell

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The author of “Half a Man to Bury” discusses memories and death and being remembered in deathmore

Half a Man to Bury

Half a Man to Bury

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“Uncle Bill got his legs bit off by a shark and died before his body was brought to shore. You might have seen it in the newsmore

Three Fishermen

Three Fishermen

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“You’d be out fishing with Bob at the aqueduct and Bob would return after having been gone for a while, and he’d say, ‘Come here, I want to show you somethingmore