Southern Woman, Chapter 1

Small town sins and secrets can be deadly. Southern Woman continues the story of Towanna and Kathy Whitaker, begun in Second Son, into the next chapter of their lives. Towanna is struggling through his last semester of medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. Kathy owns and manages a small variety store in their... Continue Reading →

Roman Holiday

by Kathleen Parrish This article was first published in the Pilcrow and Dagger Literary Journal premier edition in January 2015 http://pilcrowdagger.com/issues. I scrolled through the checklist on my cell phone one more time before heading to the security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport, en route to my first nuclear conference in Rome, Italy.... Continue Reading →

Second Son, A Novel of the Deep South

Chapter 1, A Penny a Pound September 1938 BLACK THUNDERHEADS spewed white lightning and a rumbling tirade across the field where Angus Whitaker kept watch over his cotton field, his hired pickers, and the weather. The cotton was a bumper crop this year, and his pickers were eager to make some money, but his fields... Continue Reading →

Collaborating with a Ghost . . .

Second Son, A Novel of the Deep South, is not my book. It's my uncle's book, one he finished in 1964, and never got to see published. It tells the story of Towanna Whitaker, a poor white southern boy born into the 1938 cotton fields of Sunflower County, Mississippi, who longs for more. Uncle Willis... Continue Reading →

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