Frosted window in Appalachia

Mist Hangs Low in the Hollers

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Sunday.  A rainy dreary winter Sunday here in Appalachia. The kind of day you just want to stay in bed. The kind of day that depression thrives on. You just want to pull your covers over your head and not even look out the window. Its the kind of day where the

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Evelyn Dortch writing

Bright Winter Morning

It is another glorious Appalachian day. The sun is shining and a cold wind is blowing outside, while inside I sit at my desk writing with the blessing of heat and warmth. The dogs are barking incessantly as the mailman approaches our house. He is oblivious to the sound of chaos from inside as he

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Stick and Stay

Stick and Stay #SoCS

The prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “stick”. Stick hum…the first thing that comes to mind is a friend of mine, Willie Baptist, always says” You have to stick and stay” meaning you can’t just show up when things affect you. You have to be there for the long hall. He is

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Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding

Living in Appalachia hearing the word honorable makes me think of a shotgun wedding. The ones where a young girl’s daddy, who just happens to be cleaning his hunting rifle, asks the boy if he is planning on doing the honorable thing and marrying his daughter. My daughters were a big fan of Zoey 101

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Little Edie Lost in the Snow

It is a cold and blustery night here in Appalachia and my Little Edie is missing. I am hoping someone has taken her in for the night.  We have looked everywhere and have not been able to locate Edie. Waffles our other cat is very upset that Edie is missing.  It has been a difficult

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