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.

A FINE YOUNG MAN

Free Kindle Download for a limited time! 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. … Continue reading

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IN MEMORY OF

              FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD ENDS TODAY! 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 … Continue reading

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IN MEMORY OF

Free Kindle Download for a limited time! 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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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? A 99 cents Kindle Countdown Deal until January 30, 2020!

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Book Review

A Slice of Alabama Life Format: Kindle Edition 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 … Continue reading

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