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Kay Starr

Kay Starr

As unhip as it may sound — until you really listen to her voice and get past some of the cornier material and arrangements — I confess I was a…

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 8)

Javier sat cramped in the second van’s cargo area smothered in brightly colored piñatas; Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dora The Explorer, Emmo, classic Mexican burros, and a cluster of canteros…

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 5)

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 5)

By the light of the moon, the last thing Javier thought he’d see in the middle of the barren Arizona desert were all these empty water bottles. No humans for…

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 4)

The electric gate wasn’t working and Ella had to get out of the truck and drag it open herself, which probably screwed things up worse and would make the gate…

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 3)

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 3)

Behind the crumbling Anderson Valley High School, Billy Lee held a scuffed football on a weedy field that resembled an over-grazed cow pasture. It wasn’t going to seed, so much…

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 2)

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 2)

Javier didn’t recognize their faces, but he had seen the chairs before; white, plastic, cheap. Stackable. Their center of gravity was off kilter. They strained, almost buckled on weak, ill-designed…

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 1)

A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 1)

“I should have buried Dad here,” Billy Lee Riley thought, standing in the unfinished grave up on Panther Rock, digging deeper with a pointed shovel – the wrong fuckin’ tool…

Letter from Paris (to Ishmael Reed)

All is well here at our house. Religious fanatics were on other side of town. But religious fanaticism is a threat all the way around the globe. Not just the…