A FINE YOUNG MAN

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The good always die young. Ten-year-old Roy Brown hears this after his sixteen-year-old brother Billy, the Eagle’s star basketball player, is killed in a wreck before the annual rival game against the Tigers. Alone in the kitchen before dawn the morning of Billy’s funeral, Roy remembers that day.

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IN MEMORY OF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In a place nobody goes, outside the cemetery fence, is a blank slab with no “In Memory Of.” Legend says it’s a symbol of unrequited love. Thomas loves Esther, but she isn’t accepted in Canaan because of her bastard birth. After discovering a family secret, Thomas fears he’ll be treated the same.
IN MEMORY OF is another example of two teenagers struggling against an unforgiving society in rural Alabama 1933.

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IN MEMORY OF

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In a place nobody goes, outside the cemetery fence, is a blank slab with no “In Memory Of.” Legend says it’s a symbol of unrequited love. Thomas loves Esther, but she isn’t accepted in Canaan because of her bastard birth. After discovering a family secret, Thomas fears he’ll be treated the same.

IN MEMORY OF is another example of two teenagers struggling against an unforgiving society in rural Alabama 1933.

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UNCERTAINTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VALIDATION FOR MOURNING

I won’t cry
When you die.
Won’t say goodbye,
Blink an eye.

I won’t comply
To another lie;
Quietly stand by,
Barely scrape by.

I won’t deny,
Or blindly defy,
A blood tie
Now rung dry.

I won’t try
To understand why;
Will not sigh,
Walk on by.

I will cry
For love awry;
Rise to fly
Beyond the sky

 

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UNCERTAINTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVERSITY

I can’t remember
What came before;
There’s no ember
Left to restore.

Will time heal
And gradually erase
Or constantly reveal
A forever disgrace?

I can’t fix
What came before;
Undo the eclipse
Choose to ignore.

Escape from myself
Right the wrong;
Clear the shelf
Silence the gong.

I will outgrow
Fears buried inside;
Restore the glow
Too long denied.

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IN MEMORY OF

 

In a place nobody goes, outside the cemetery fence, is a blank slab with no “In Memory Of.” Legend says it’s a symbol of unrequited love. Thomas loves Esther, but she isn’t accepted in Canaan because of her bastard birth. After discovering a family secret, Thomas fears he’ll be treated the same.

IN MEMORY OF is another example of two teenagers struggling against an unforgiving society in rural Alabama 1933.

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SECOND BLESSING

 

Mildred doesn’t think she’s holier-than-thou; she knows it. Her Second Blessing confirms it. But after choking on Communion, she doubts. Will her faith crumble because of a family secret?

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A FINE YOUNG MAN

The good always die young. Ten-year-old Roy Brown hears this after his sixteen-year-old brother Billy, the Eagle’s star basketball player, is killed in a wreck before the annual rival game against the Tigers. Alone in the kitchen before dawn the morning of Billy’s funeral, Roy remembers that day. A 99 cents Kindle Countdown Deal until January 23, 2020.

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UNCERTAINTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixty-five poems now in paperback including:

My Memory Christmas Tree

Ornaments on my tree
Recall what use to be;
Moments, gone like snowflakes,
Forever frozen as keepsakes.

White doves, now grey,
Welcome the Lord’s Day;
Hearts saying “I do”
Once again look new.

Memories bought and made
On my tree never fade:
Pipe cleaner candy canes,
Button wreaths, paper chains.

Milestone markers, travel souvenirs
Bring both smiles and tears;
My patchworked memoir
Together under a tin foil star.

Memories always grow
Counting of blessings bestow;
Christmas continues evermore
At love’s eternal core.

 

 

 

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Book Review

A Slice of Alabama Life

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The author takes you back to rural Alabama in the 1950s. It is a coming-of-age story set in the decade of Gunsmoke, Bugs Bunny, Patsy Cline and Elvis. A tale of two brothers. Billy is the teenage basketball star, and young Roy idolizes him. The story is not fast paced, but it immerses you in farm life of the South back in the day. You’ll get to know Dad and Mama, sisters Martha and Shirley, and Sam, the farm dog. It’s a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, one not perfect, but with all the normal stresses. I feel like I could draw that farmhouse from the author’s details. The highback oak chairs carved with leaves, the blue willow china. Although the novel only spans a few days, it’s not boring–there’s Chester, a boy not quite right, who chases the school bus on his bicycle. Dodo Bird, Billy’s friend, who brings Roy’s world crashing down. The school pictures that embarrass poor young Roy. The author has a simple writing style that brings to mind To Kill a Mockingbird. Northcutt Young’s punchy writing adds realism to this novel–and although it’s a tragic story, somehow you feel the family perseveres after all is sad and done. Boomers will reminisce.

Jan M
4.0 out of 5 stars
October 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition

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