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Member since July 12, 2014


Right now, I'm reading:
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. On deck are "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom, "Somebody Told Me" by Rick Bragg, "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, and "Destiny and Power" by Jon Meacham.

My favorite story of all time is:
A memorable summer in a small Southern town with a neighbor named Boo and a strange little boy from Meridian, trying to make sense among racial injustice with Jem, Scout, and Atticus.

In bed I like to read:
The inside of my eyelids.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
TheBitterSoutherner.com, Atlantic.com, 100WordStory.com, others

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Shallow water! Jump feet first, first.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Long-legged, Guitar-playin' Man," "Jackson," and anythink by June Carter and Johnny Cash.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My family, without them asking, "Do you get paid for writing this stuff?"

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