A Place Called Wiregrass by Michael Morris

By Michael Morris

Erma Lee is at the run . . . working from an abusive husband . . . working from a mom who does not care -- by no means cared. operating from a soul-numbing manufacturing facility activity that has held her down her whole existence ... Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to flee the previous and begin over -- or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee kinds an not likely friendship with leave out Claudia, an aged socialite who's hiding a couple of information about her personal previous. lifestyles in Wiregrass is diverse for Erma Lee and Cher, for the following they locate mercy and promise -- until eventually, that's, the day Cher's convict father arrives on the town, forcing all 3 girls to come back to phrases with buried secrets and techniques.

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But I refused to be put in that category. This was just a way to keep up with the bills, I reminded myself every day when I pulled up the long concrete driveway. Richard got on my last nerve, as I predicted he would. ” All he’d do is talk big about how much money he made in stocks and how he used to own racehorses. So much for Mr. Big Shot—he couldn’t even keep an appointment without his eighty-year-old mama reminding him. Only once did he start to get out of hand. I was washing the dinner dishes and had half tuned out his lecture on the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle when I felt the digging glare.

Dread brewed in my chest. Some things aren’t fitting to talk to others about, and most the time nobody really cares anyway. So I sat there in the passenger seat of Sammy’s black El Camino, letting the Wiregrass sun pour on me as I listened to the ailments of Spooksie. The clanging of the piano drifted onto the street. Richard was sitting on the side-porch steps reading a book. Learning more about the Bermuda Triangle, I figured. As I drew closer, the noise of the piano increased. It sounded like the old-timey piano playing at Aunt Stella’s church.

Well, some people around here are just small-minded. ” Patricia paused. “You know her. ” I had forgotten the tiny woman’s name. She never lolled during a visit. She went straight back to Miss Claudia. ” A Place Called Wiregrass 39 Another pause. ” Her voice was shrill, and I sensed she didn’t want to answer any questions. Patricia probably was off to some party, I imagined. “No, no. She and Mama are both from Apalachicola. Old-time friends. But anyway, I had no idea Mama promised Missoura she would go to Easter services at her church.

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