<span class="vcard">Susie Applegate</span>
Susie Applegate

Naming the Worm

Miss Applegate,” Rita began and Faith held up one long bony hand stopping her.  “Rita, I know it’s a Southern mannerism, but I just can’t let you call me Miss Applegate. It makes me feel like a hundred year-old white matriarch surveying the plantation. Not a feeling I care to cultivate.”  Rita hesitated for only …

Lunch with the Ladies

here are only a couple of places in town to get lunch, if you don’t count The Germaine Cafe, which carries pre-packaged sandwiches and burritos. They’re not so bad, but it’s hardly the kind of place you gather a group of women for a private gab session. That leaves the Old Paiute Pub and Brewery …

Them Bones, part 2

haherazade said, “Shoot, ain’t that much changed. Just living in the wrong place can get you killed if you’re living where somebody else wants to be.” She lifted her chin up a little higher and sat up straight, as tall as she could. “Where some white folks want to live.”  Neither Faith nor I made …

Them Bones, part 1

Those bones could be anybody’s, Shaherazade,” I said. “Do you want hot chocolate? Or tea?”  “I want a double shot hazelnut latte, 16 oz. That’s what I told Mama, but she is so sure it’s Uncle Charlie.”  I was about to ask Ezra Sweet what happened to his job in Redmond, but he was already …