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Idella Bodie – Of Mysteries, Secrets and Ghosts

Originally published in Easy Street Magazine.

In her neatly decorated office, one wall is adorned with framed copies of letters, poems and scribbled drawings.

Some are from close friends, others from noted authors. They include messages from the likes of Ogden Nash, Archibald Rutledge and Pearl S. Buck. They are all personal communiqués to Idella Bodie, teacher and writer.

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Haunted Aiken

Originally published in Easy Street Magazine.

The Spanish moss draped among the trees creates a kaleidoscope of gray and yellow light as the sun slowly wanes at dusk. Streams of light shine onto the dulling, tin roof and sneak downwards across the weathered, wood finish of the once bright-red farmhouse.

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Amelia Knoedler Penland – The Unadilla Showdown

Originally published in Easy Street Magazine.

Amelia Knoedler sat in the study of her boarding house, winding down from another evening as the sole employee of the weekly paper in tiny Unadilla, Ga.

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Farewell, oatmeal

Dear Quaker Oats,

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that I have decided to see other oatmeal.

No, no, don’t cry. Stop. Listen to me.

We have been together for a long time, some 30 years, by my count.