Billy Ray Chitwood, a talented and accomplished writer, talks about where he is in life and where he’s been.
His novels are well worth looking into. I particularly liked “Dominique.”
Darkness, Light, and Shadows
By BR Chitwood
The visits from ‘Darkness, Lights, and Shadows’ have been often over the spread of my life, my cornbread-loving, hog-slopping, ‘hay-behind-the-ear’ yokel life, or, at least, assumed so…
What am I trying to convey here? (This question comes up quite often as I poke fingers at these typing keys!)
Divorce, broken family, and some terror insanity took me from those beautiful green hills of Tennessee, into the US Navy, and, after discharge, on the ‘GI Bill’ into the college world of learning. Those kids in the classrooms with the minds that worked orderly had some fun with the strange words and phrases that came from my countrified mind…and, shucks, I laughed right along with the professors and the kids…hey, they were learning the difference between ‘citified’ and ‘countrified’.
There came later on the ‘neon world’, the bars, restaurants, and pretty ladies, marriages, divorces…
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