received a text from north carolina

Received text message from Thea Jo:

O told me her reading glasses didn’t work. I thought the prescription was wrong and was fixing to call her eye doctor and get a new appointment.

Until she said, “Momma, the hard words I don’t know I still can’t read. I still can’t read. I don’t know what they are with the reading glasses.”

Poor thing said, “Momma, it’s not funny. I still don’t know what those hard words are. Why are you laughing at me?”


Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.