While sifting through his library the other day, our own Edward Francisco found this gifted poem (below) written by George Scarbrough entitled “The Kitchen.”   The Kitchen Broad planks laid on the raw clay Composed the floor. Some had cupped At edges, others at ends, so one made A higgledy-piggledyContinue Reading

All of us at Appalachia Bare would like to wish our readers a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season. We’re so grateful for your continuing interest and support. We’ll be taking a short break for the holiday season and will return with new content on January 14, 2021. During thisContinue Reading

Appalachia Bare is proud to showcase our Honorable Mention winner of the George Washington Harris Short Story Contest.     Bridgette Johnson holds a Bachelor’s of English from East Tennessee State University and Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a mentee in Author Mentor Match,Continue Reading

  Appalachia Bare is proud to showcase our Third Prize winner of the George Washington Harris Short Story Contest.   Daniel Dassow is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he studies English Literature, Creative Writing, and Religious Studies. He serves as a Staff Writer with UT’s editorially-independent student newspaperContinue Reading

Appalachia Bare is proud to showcase our Second Prize winner of the George Washington Harris Short Story Contest.   Kipper Evans is a husband and father of two young boys. He loves poetry and literature, and “Louis” is his first submission. He is an 8th generation Blount Countian and livesContinue Reading

Appalachia Bare is proud to showcase our First Prize winner of the George Washington Harris Short Story Contest.   Linda Hinkle is a former Army Combat Medic and a current solitary practicing Pagan. She resides with her loving husband and two grown sons in Ooltewah, Tennessee. She was born andContinue Reading

Appalachia Bare is proud to announce the winners of our George Washington Harris Short Story Contest. We want to thank all those who entered the contest. We found it a joy to read everyone’s work. Each exceptional story is woven so admirably and our decisions were reached with painstaking considerations.Continue Reading

He was pale. Wrapped in a stark white blanket, cold and blind. The mother lay, one leg uncovered on top of the sheet, sweat dried along her forehead, resting from some sixteen hours. The child un-held. There was a father, outside in the desert cold, smoking. A witness to whatContinue Reading

Appalachia Bare would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, subscribers, and followers. We’re so grateful for your interest and support. We strive to offer you the best content unique to and from Appalachia. We have exciting plans for future Appalachian topics and more submissions to come fromContinue Reading

The following tale, “Legend of Rockface,” can be found in Ivy Love Brown’s short story anthology, Mr. Lotman.    “WHAT I’M ABOUT TO TELL YOU AIN’T NO TALL TALE. It’s true. Every line. I’ve fished this here water my whole life. I’ve seen every bit of ribbon that is theContinue Reading