Short stories, poems and essays in the manner of William Faulkner and Eudora Welty
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Books by William D. Skees
The small-town South and tobacco land. Incest, suicide, love, old men, old ways, Blacks, white folks, the Nixon administration from inside, travelling behind the Iron Curtain. Life ashore and at sea. Making fine art. WWII homecoming.
"It was a strange thing, this moon, that you never told anyone about, but sometimes it would race through the clouds all by itself when you were sitting still like tonight. Sometimes it would just hang there, and sometimes, when you were walking home at night from watching the Holiness Church people jumping and tossing their babies in the air, peeping through the door left open so the heat and hollering could escape, sometimes like that the moon would just ride along beside you as you hurried home, passing behind the trees and sliding its arms from branch to branch. "