A Coven in Essex County | Birdie

Below is Part 5 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, BEULAH BIRDIE Betta’s usual table had been reserved for two at Ridgemont’s. It was at her normal position in the center of the room. She had also insisted tea be on her credit. This was in […]

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Yes, I’m Cissy Bales

Yes, I locked up Guilt in the north barn stall. Yes, I nailed a 2×4 across the latch and tacked up rusty barbed wire. Understand me. She arrived scratched and naked, claiming she’d been raped, her money gone on drugs. She claimed she had no one but me. She prefers going almost bare-assed. I can’t […]

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The Weekend

A. LaFaye is an associate professor of creative writing at Greenville University who wrote the novel-in-verse Pretty Omens and has published poems in El Portal, TipsyLit, and FORTH Magazine. She’s also published over a dozen works of fiction, including the novel Scott O’Dell Award winning Worth (Simon and Schuster, 2004). Jillian sat perched on the […]

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