Sarah’s Losses, Too Great to Bear

December 16, 2023  :: 0 comments

The child died within the womb. Sarah, the mom, had a miscarriage. She had gotten knocked up in a car outside a big dance hall at an intersection where three parishes met. On Saturday after mass, the place was full. Sarah’s mom had dropped her off and said she’d pick her up before eleven o’clock p.m. Sarah, embarrassed to be …

Jeannette, Reigning Sweet Potato Queen of L’anse Mauvais Chus

September 23, 2023  :: 0 comments

It was 1953 one of the hottest, wettest and most hurrican-ed summers yet. People on the South Louisiana Cajun Prairie were pounded with the craziest of weather. Louisiana is known for its interesting, to say the least, meteorological feats! One of the reasons this Barefoot Cajun lives here. Gonna take more than a spot of poor weather to move this …

Boozy in the Rocking Tree Named Brunhilde

April 8, 2023  :: 0 comments

Boozy lived on the edge of the village by the local watering hole in a tree house, that’s right a house woven into the strong, fabric limbs of an old oak tree. The tree had been named Brunhilde—the Princess found in ancient Germanic heroic literature. The tree had withstood category five hurricanes. Boozy, an orphan, had lived under that tree …

Maurice Laid Out in a Pink Teddy

February 8, 2023  :: 0 comments

Maurice moves upon the South Louisiana Cajun Prairie swooshing in and out I see him from time to time Sporting a new body, sleek and fine But still soaring naked He once told me that bodies were meant to breathe By that he meant bodies weren’t meant for clothes Maurice died from blood cancer in 1999 He was just shy …