Author Archives: John Northcutt Young

About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking.

Behind SECOND BLESSING

Jonathan Swift said, “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” SECOND BLESSING ponders this truth through the ramblings of Mildred Stanford Hayes, an elderly “prim and proper” lady in rural Alabama, … Continue reading

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More SECOND BLESSING Quotes

Life is mostly about dying anyway. We never grow accustom to the permanent shadow, no matter how often it falls.  Sometimes it seems like all life is is sayings, one worn-out cliché after another. Momma always said, ‘God takes care … Continue reading

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SECOND BLESSING QUOTES

Life is like that old seasick joke. First, you pray cause you’re afraid you’re going to die. Then, you pray cause you’re afraid you’re not.   Appearances won’t get you into Heaven.   I don’t care if the streets of … Continue reading

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SECOND BLESSING

CHAPTER ONE SHE WAITED FOR REVIVAL TO begin. Sitting on the right-hand side of the Damascus Southern Baptist Church, near the middle of the fourth pew. A gold plaque stuck on each end sanctified TO THE LOVING MEMORY OF ARTHUR … Continue reading

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SECOND BLESSING

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”  Jonathan Swift Mildred doesn’t think she’s holier-than-thou; she knows it. Her Second Blessing confirms it. But after choking on Communion, she begins … Continue reading

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Reap

Pursue your pursuit of happiness, Go for the difficult dream. Escape a life of madness Be your own winning team.   Conform to your own conformity, Don’t settle for what’s before. The heart has endless enormity, Through giving we gain … Continue reading

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100 Poems

Enter to win an online copy of The Complete Poems of BREVITY. Giveaway ends April 16, 2017. (U.S. residents only)

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