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The end of segregation made little difference in the daily lives of old Miss Minnie and her day-helper, Lula. But when a figment of Miss Minnie’s addled imagination threatens Lula's long-held job security, Lula uses the old, entrenched rules of segregation to dispel that figment -- with surprising results. A short story.
When Elderly Miss Allie sees her new great-grandbaby for the first time, she discovers a shocking truth about her own past, a truth that causes Miss Allie to sneak away into the woods with the baby -- who, in Miss Allie's memory-addled mind, is only a heavy doll, one she can carry no longer.
"A son is a son until he takes him a wife," the old adage says, and Winifred, unwilling to give up her precious son at all, goes to outrageous means for preventing his wedding. A new short story from the acclaimed Southern author of Gifts, Flood! and Jesus Is Already Here.