My short story Alabama Apples was just awarded first place in the 2016 Writers’ Drawer short story competition. I thank editor Beryl Belsky for offering international writers both her forum and this specific contest. I spent considerable time in Birmingham when I was a kid and Harper Lee still makes me poke around in my memories for stories that only got whispered in 1956. I put a few of them together – including one from my grandmother’s turn of the 20th Century childhood – to offer a glimpse of life in the Jim Crow South. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
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I first wrote Joaquin’s Gold more than thirty years ago. I used it in my classes and revised it many times. I later wrote half a dozen other stories featuring Joaquin Murrieta as my protagonist. Five of these stories have been published in print and on line. Now, Joaquin’s Gold has found a home in According to Adam, the Writers’ Drawer website’s just published anthology. I’m most appreciative that editor Beryl Belsky included it in this fine collection. For you teacher types, I’ll mention that my complete Common Core lesson plans for teaching this story are available on TPT. Pertinent links are below:
Here’s the Amazon link:
Here’s the TPT link: