LuJane stared after Callie’s apron strings swishing down the sidewalk. Her tongue, gone bone dry, was keeping her from calling out Callie’s name. There were no words she could think of anyway that might stop the girl in her tracks. So, LuJane did what she could do—she hugged herself and squeezed her eyes shut. Lawd […]
ADVISORY: Freedom Boulevard contains adult language, themes, and scenes depicting the horrendous impact of the institution of American slavery on two races of people. The language may be disturbing to some.
ADVISORY: Freedom Boulevard contains adult language, themes, scenes depicting the horrendous impact of the institution of American slavery on two races of people. The language may be disturbing to some.
Araminta knew she’d brought all kinds of trouble down on her head. She’d hollered at Father, she’d disrespected Mother, and she’d run off without a hat to protect her from the sun. She’d sat with those—what’d Father call them—‘lost sheep’? And she’d done it all with every nosy busybody in Cabbage T. standing witness. God […]
Able lifted Charlotte Simmer from the wagon bed. He stepped carefully to keep from jarring her, holding her close to his chest until he reached the small cabin just behind CHAEAH’s own where she kept patients who needed more than a tonic or salve. He walked through the open door into the surprise of […]
The sun made its way across the sky, pressing down on Cabbage T., ensuring the town retained its misery. LuJane took her own sweet time, walking slow. Once she found out not one of the girls she knew would agree to join her walk along the hot and dusty road to Freedom Boulevard with her, […]
Shakeah stood unseen. She’d watched CHAEAH ride off on Able’s horse and waited until they were folded into the forest and far enough away before she laughed out loud. Oh, how she laughed! She’d had to hug herself to hold it in while she watched Able working to heft her Mamman onto Tahal’s saddle. What […]