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Beth Pugh

A Welcomed Uh-Oh

By Beth Pugh

It was late on a Friday night the night I met my Ryan. At nineteen, I should have been painting the town red, but I was in no shape to mingle that night. The anniversary of my mother’s death was just weeks away and sleep, no matter how sought after, would not grace me with […]

Survivor

By Beth Pugh

The usual brightly lit hallway remained pitch black as every student exited the room. The light from inside slipped through the glass window once the door was shut, throwing shadows of teenage figures against the walls. Being a female dominated class we were anything but quiet as we walked along. Our whispers came out more […]

“Do you have the recipe for her divinity candy?” Joe smiled before he asked the question, a smile filled with anticipation. His face resembled that of a young child just before opening a neatly wrapped Christmas present. His eyes widened as he waited for my reply. Divinity is a southern delicacy. Take one bite and […]

The nursing room felt larger than most, probably because we had the entire room to ourselves. Mom was sleeping soundly in the other bed. I was still wide awake, trying to play catch up on class work that should have been finished weeks ago. The first semester of college is hard for anyone, but it […]

Dancin’ Queen

By Beth Pugh

Dancin’ Queen

“What’s wrong, Papaw?” I stepped through the door of my grandparents’ sitting room. My two year old son stopped in the living room, eying the toys in his cousin’s play pen. Rattles and plastic phones, tiny stuffed animals from a mobile and a bouncy seat that used to be his. They were much too young […]