By Kathryn Tucker Windham
Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters within the Windham domestic in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence identified in October 1966, and because then he has endured, at abnormal and rare durations, to clump down the corridor, slam doorways, rock in a chair, frighten the relations cat (now deceased, via no fault of Jeffrey), flow heavy items of furnishings, reason digital gear to malfunction, and conceal items. He often accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and stories of Jeffrey's antics are largely recounted.
Read Online or Download 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey PDF
Best short stories & anthologies books
Forbidden love was once a forbidden subject. Decorum used to be everything—in society, the place Catholicism dictated the phrases, and in literature, the place a code of decency ruled writers and readers alike. to ladies have been left the light love tales that carried out applicable companions in right settings to socially applicable results.
Advent by way of JEREMY TREGLOWN“In his day-by-day walks via London,” notes Jeremy Treglown in his creation to this assortment, “Pritchett watched and listened to humans as a naturalist observes wild creatures and birds. He knew that oddity is the norm, now not the exception. ” This finely attuned experience, coupled with an knowing that not anything in existence is mundane, is what makes those tales so immensely stress-free.
The heartwarming debut that introduced consistent with Petterson, the writer of the hugely acclaimed Out Stealing Horses, to prominenceYoung Arvid Jansen lives at the outskirts of Oslo. it is the early sixties; his father works in a shoe manufacturing facility and his Danish mom works as a purifier. Arvid has nightmares approximately crocodiles and nonetheless wets his mattress at evening, yet slowly he starts off to appreciate the area round him.
Radical Shadows collects misplaced, forgotten, suppressed, infrequent, or unknown works by means of significant literary writers from the past due 19th century ahead. From formerly unpublished paintings through Djuna Barnes and Truman Capote (his earliest identified story), to writing by means of Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Kawabata, Musil, and different world-class authors, the problem is a party either one of the artwork of translation and of the breadth and intensity of the numerous revelatory discoveries which can nonetheless be present in the ancient literary archive.
- Catfantastic III
- Coulda Woulda Shoulda
- Mortal Coils
- In the garden of the North American martyrs : a collection of short stories
Additional info for 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey
A lodge at the main entrance to the estate provided shelter for the slaves whose duty it was to open and close the heavy gates. A long driveway bordered by flowering shrubs and evergreens led from the gate to the house. One approach was bordered with pink and white altheas, and in the formal gardens were thousands of roses. Beyond the gardens were the fruit orchards, and beyond them stretched the fields and woods. Such an elaborate estate required much attention. Dr. Drish was unfortunately a very poor manager.
As she made herself look, Big Tom rode into the clearing. Over his head fluttered a dark red flag. For a moment Anne stood hypnotized, unable to take her eyes off the approaching red flag. Then, calling her dead lover's name, she flung herself over the stair rail and fell down through the spiral stairwell to the hall three floors below. When her father, who had heard her scream, reached her, Anne was dead. Many families have occupied Carlisle Hall since Anne's Page 38 tragic death, and for long periods of time it has stood empty.
Sometimes the rider who won the race would receive a silver-trimmed saddle as a prize, but some of the spectators won far more valuable monetary trophies. Beyond the racetrack was a secluded spot where cock fighting and, occasionally, gander pullings attracted the younger gentlemen of the neighborhood. These sports, however, were frowned upon by their elders, and those Page 40 who frequented them never talked about these events at home. If the guests drove through Cahaba in the afternoon, they would likely see the town's lawyers and doctors sitting along the shady sidewalks with their chairs tilted back and their feet resting on the gnarled tree trunks, laughing and talking until lengthened shadows signaled time for supper.