Monday, January 2, 2012

Boyhood in the Deep South

This short story gives us a glimpse into ten year old Rex Fordham's life.  He's spending the afternoon at his grandma's being watched over by his Aunt Maggie.  When an offhand remark by Aunt Maggie triggers a recent memory of something he'd seen outside the house, Rex mentions it to his aunt with unexpected circumstances.

Rex quickly learns that sometimes it's best to keep one's secrets close to you as well as those you might know about others.

How I come to Know is an engaging story with a language that evokes the time and place of 1950's deep south.  The writing is rich with detail and vivid characters. Definitely worth the read.

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