All the Living

All the Living by C. E. Morgan

All the Living by C. E. Morgan

“She had never lived in a house and now, seeing the thing, she was no longer sure she wanted to.  It was the right house, she knew it was.  It was as he had described.  She shielded her eyes as she drove the long slope, her truck jolting and bucking as she approached.  The bottomland yawned into view and she saw the fields where the young tobacco faltered on the drybeat earth, the ridge beyond.  All around the soil had leached to chalky dust under the sun.  She looked for the newer, smaller house that Orren had told her of, but she did not see it, only the old listing structure before her and the fields and the slope of tall grasses that fronted the house.  She parked her truck and stared, her tongue troubled the inside of her teeth.  The house cast no shadow in the bare noon light.”

All the Living is C. E. Morgan’s first novel and I look forward to her next – and her next . . .


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Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

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