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Grinnel

DELTA SHORTS   Grinnel By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: This story, though ultimately shrouded in redemption, does portray some characters in their basest state, including coarse language, non-gratuitous graphic sexuality, and internal dialogue and behaviors, which include obvious incidents of racism, sexism, and behaviors unbecoming those seen in a moral and polite society. Please read no […]

THE THREAT: Heed the Reaper

A DELTA SHORT by William Prentiss WARNING: See end of post! THE THREAT: Heed the Reaper by William Prentiss It started with a threat… While attending Bible college, in another life, I memorized a proverb describing the condition of men with little self-constraint: “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who […]

Bubba

DELTA SHORT: A local character of Sun Lake By William Prentiss WARNING: See end of post! Bubba! What a name! It didn’t bother him one iota that the name “Bubba” was often associated with uneducated, white Southern males. He knew two black Bubbas, both smarter than he was, and they were as fine as they […]

Donny, Connie, and the General

DELTA SHORT: A local character of Sun Lake By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: See end of post! Donny, his real name, was a debutante and gay as the day was long. He didn’t come from money, but he sure as hell knew how to marry it. The Deb, as he was known behind his back, didn’t […]

Rickles: The Greendale Arsonist

DELTA SHORTS:   Rickles: The Greendale Arsonist By WILLIAM PRENTISS   Any similarity between the arsonist at work in Clarksdale, Mississippi at present and this sordid tale of one delusional man’s poor understanding of scripture and what constitutes “loving thy neighbor” is purely fictional and coincidental. There are two tales–one real one not. The real […]

David “Straight” and Adelaide

DELTA SHORTS:   David “Straight” and Adelaide By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: See end of post! David was always a good boy and now was a fine man. The self-effacing farmer/historian was an anomaly among modern Delta planters. He only took one drink before dinner, and that more out of habit; he didn’t hunt or fish, […]

Blue: King of the Walking People

DELTA SHORTS:   Blue: King of the Walking People By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: See end of post! Blue didn’t give a damn what folks thought. He had carved out a nice living for a 45-year old, uneducated black man in the Mississippi Delta. He didn’t have much, but he didn’t owe much, except whatever he […]

Eddie: The Right Pope of Bongwater

DELTA SHORTS   Eddie: The Right Pope of Bongwater By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: This story, though ultimately shrouded in redemption, does portray some characters in their basest state, including coarse language, non-gratuitous graphic sexuality, and internal dialogue and behaviors, which include obvious incidents of racism, sexism, and behaviors unbecoming those seen in a moral and […]

Genevieve

DELTA SHORTS   Genevieve By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: This story, though ultimately shrouded in redemption, does portray some characters in their basest state, including coarse language, non-gratuitous graphic sexuality, and internal dialogue and behaviors, which include obvious incidents of racism, sexism, and behaviors unbecoming those seen in a moral and polite society. Please read no […]

Father Percy and Milky Steve

WARNING: This story, though ultimately shrouded in redemption, does portray some characters in their basest state, including coarse language, non-gratuitous graphic sexuality, and internal dialogue and behaviors, which include obvious incidents of racism, sexism, and behaviors unbecoming those seen in a moral and polite society. Please read no malicious intent into the author’s purpose for […]

Carlene

A DELTA SHORT: By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: This story, though ultimately shrouded in redemption, does portray some characters in their basest state, including coarse language, non-gratuitous graphic sexuality, and internal dialogue and behaviors, which include obvious incidents of racism, sexism, and behaviors unbecoming those seen in a moral and polite society. Please read no malicious […]

The Green Zebra

Poor William’s Whims:   The Green Zebra   By POOR WILLIAM   Damn, is Poor William dropping acid or what? A green zebra, you gotta be kidding? No, PW is not dropping acid, nor has he lost the last vestige of sense he has, which ain’t much. A green zebra is an Heirloom tomato. The […]