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The Two-Choice Foxtrot of Chapham County
By Tina Connolly
There were two things we girls all knew that summer.
One, that Tony Latham had turned into the finest drink of water ever to strut this two-bit one-horse no-account town.
And two, that Suzie Appleby was gonna have a stone-baby.
Suzie never was one for chasing the boys, that was the funny thing. She told me later she’d been sent to get a packet of tobacco for her da at the general store. And there was Tony, sorting out the threepenny nails from the fourpenny screws, and their eyes met over the hogshead fulla metal and that was that.
There’s only two choices if you’re gonna have a stone-baby, a course. (Continue Reading…)