Flowers Out of Bone (3)

Flowers Out of Bone by Ethel Morgan Smith Chapter 1               “All I want for graduation is you to go home and see Gram. She’s an old woman, you know,” Emma said after she received her acceptance letter from Princeton.             “Of course, but we have to celebrate now. You’ve worked so hard for…… Continue reading Flowers Out of Bone (3)

Flowers Out of Bone (2)

Flowers Out of Bone by Ethel Morgan Smith Chapter 1             But that doesn’t mean I’ll be getting involved in my Alabama family’s life out of some kind of ‘empty nest syndrome.’ I can’t rely on them for nothing, other than their mostly self-inflicted drama, always a mess; I need peace. Yes, they love me,…… Continue reading Flowers Out of Bone (2)

Flowers Out of Bone (1)

Flowers Out of Bone by Ethel Morgan Smith Chapter 1               The highway stretches before me like an open grave. My approach is as quiet as my exit had been nearly twenty years ago, when I was eighteen. I always knew I’d leave, but I couldn’t imagine how hard it would be to come…… Continue reading Flowers Out of Bone (1)