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Dirty Water

McGee Creek flowed a quarter of a mile from our bus home. My sisters and I carried water by the bucketful to supply our little homestead. The creek’s appearance changed often. Calm weather meant nearly clear water. If it rained north of us, the water would be brown with thick yellow froth. The pesticides and …

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Nothing Lasts

When I was eleven, Daddy made Momma pack a suitcase and sent her away, Daddy started touching me and our house burned down. Momma was gone.  My innocence was lost. The only home I had ever known lay in ashes. Nothing lasts. Daddy’s bad choices slowly stole our chance at a new beginning. My sister’s …

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