R.S. Williams

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Image: “Self-Portrait with Gray Shirt and Reflections” (2018)

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Hillside Monday: 9/3/18

“Self Portrait with Guitar and White Shirt”
LaGrange, Georgia – 2015

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Many, many thanks to the following for their patronage!

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown
Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Dana McGlon

Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Carole Thorn

Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann
Greg Clary
Marlena Frank
Danny Alexander
Dann Brown
Molly Kay Wright
Charlie Bruin
Eric Woods
Connie Frank

Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the stuff they enjoy. They get my original photos, short stories, and creative nonfiction series not published anywhere else. Thanks again, y’all!

You, too, can help support my work. Even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Find out more on my Patreon page.

Image: “Self-Portrait: Rabun Gap, Early October” (2017)

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Wednesday Photo: 8/29/18

“Traveling Shoes, Part 2”
Columbus, Georgia – 2017

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Hillside Monday: 8/13/18

“Brocade, Velvet, Patent Leather”
Pure Life Studios
LaGrange, Georgia – 2017

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Love and thanks, with all my heart

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown
Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Dana McGlon

Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Carole Thorn

Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann
Greg Clary
Marlena Frank
Danny Alexander
Dann Brown
Molly Kay Wright
Charlie Bruin
Eric Woods
Connie Frank

Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the stuff they enjoy. They get my original photos, short stories, and creative nonfiction series not published anywhere else. Thanks again, y’all!

You, too, can help support my work. Even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Find out more on my Patreon page.

Image: “Self-Portrait, Two Weeks Before Disaster” (June 2018)

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Friday Photo: 7/20/18

“Self-Portrait with Porous Concrete”
Kansas City, Missouri – 2017

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Bill Brown
Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Dana McGlon

Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Carole Thorn

Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann
Greg Clary
Marlena Frank
Danny Alexander
Dann Brown
Molly Kay Wright
Charlie Bruin
Eric Woods

Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the stuff they enjoy. They get my original photos, short stories, and creative nonfiction series not published anywhere else. Thanks again, y’all!

You, too, can help support my work. Even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Find out more on my Patreon page.

Photo: “Self-Portrait with Red and Black” (2015)

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Friday Photo: 6/8/18

“Traveling Shoes, Part 4”
Nashville, Tennessee – May 2018

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Thank you SO MUCH, patrons!

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown
Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Carole Thorn

Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann
Greg Clary
Marlena Frank
Danny Alexander

Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the stuff they enjoy. They get my original photos, short stories, and creative nonfiction series not published anywhere else. Thanks again, y’all!

You, too, can help support my work. Even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Find out more on my Patreon page.

Photo: “Self-Portrait in Kitchen Floor No. 2” (2015)

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Friday Photo: 6/1/18

“Shadow with Methodist Clubhouse Wall”
Glenn, Georgia – 3 April 2015

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A Menthol Prayer

I asked the lady at the tobacco counter for Virginia Slims, like my grandmother used to smoke—”the ones with green on the box.” Turns out Maw-Maw’s favorite cigs were also menthol. Not sure how I missed that and thought my grandfather was the only menthol fan in the family.

I don’t smoke. My grandparents made me promise that I’d never start. But the smell of cigarette smoke comforts me. I can’t help it. It’s a major note in the perfume of my first 23 years on this planet.

Whenever I find myself unable to write my way out of a sticky place, I light a Virginia Slims. I wave the lit end around the room a bit, then set it in the thrift-store ashtray on my desk to invoke my grandmother. I watch the strange secondhand smoke incense curl around my chair, then up, up, up and around the room along with my prayer.

And somehow, before long, I’m writing again. Palms together, I bow in gratitude: “Thank you, Maw-Maw.”

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Hillside Monday: 5/14/18

“Places to Go, Things to Do”
LaGrange, Georgia – 17 April 2015

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A thousand thanks to my supporters

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown
Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Crystal Woods
Carole Thorn

Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann
Greg Clary

Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

Thanks again, y’all!

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the material they enjoy. You, too, can help support my work. Even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Find out more at my Patreon page.

Photo: “Self-Portrait in Blue Dress” (2018)

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Friday Photo: 4/13/18

“Behind Cascading Locks”
Heard County, Georgia – 7 December 2015

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Thanks to my patrons!

The following people ROCK!

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown

Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann
Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

Thanks again, y’all!

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the work they enjoy. You, too, can help support my work. Even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Click here for details.

Photo: “Summer Self-Portrait in Back Yard No. 1” (July 2015)

 

Thank you for your support

Oh, crap. I sound like a 1980s wine cooler ad.

But I do appreciate my patrons’ support!

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown

Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Dana McGlon
Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
James Floyd
El Queso
Luann Abrahams
Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

Thanks, y’all!

These folks’ monthly contributions help me produce more of the work they enjoy.  And you can help support my work, too—even $1 a month earns you special patrons-only content. Click here for details.

 

Thanks, y’all!

A thousand thanks to my patrons:

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown

Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Dana McGlon
Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
James Floyd
El Queso
Luann Abrahams
Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

Your support helps me keep producing fresh, original, interesting content—plus y’all gain access to stories and photos that nobody else gets to see. Stay tuned for more good stuff.

For others who’d like to sign up: here’s my story, and here’s a direct link to my Patreon page.

Thank you again, patrons. I am humbled and grateful for your support.

“I Remember Country Music” t-shirt courtesy of Standard Deluxe

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New work in Eyedrum Periodically!

I’m delighted to announce that Eyedrum Periodically has published two of my photos in their latest, Issue 17: The Future.  And, holy moly, y’all: They liked one of those photos so much that they put it on the cover.  (Click the link above to see “As I Fall Where I Stand in the Street” and “Looking into a Future I Cannot Name” along with the great writing and art in Issue 17.)  Thank you again to editors Bryant O’Hara and Alice Gordon for this wonderful opportunity!

Photo: Self-Portrait by Kitchen Door (LaGrange, Georgia – 22 April 2015)
“Writing well is the best revenge” t-shirt © Eden M. Kennedy

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My patrons ROCK!

Thanks, y’all! Your support makes my work possible:

Amanda Guyton
Bill Brown

Allison Fix
Kweilin Wilson
Lisa McGovern
Kelley Frank
Ali Lauer
Grayson Hugh
Nicole McLaughlin
Emily Katzenstein
James Floyd
Crystal Woods
Syd Mooney
Kit Ketcham
Cheryl Lougen
Dana McGlon
Scott Johnson
Kenny Gray
El Queso
Luann Abrahams
Val Williams
Gina Adamson-Taylor
Steve Taylor
T. Westgate

Your support helps me keep producing fresh, original, interesting content—plus y’all gain access to stories and photos that nobody else gets to see. Stay tuned for more good stuff.

For others who’d like to sign up: here’s my story, and here’s a direct link to my Patreon page.

Thank you again, patrons. I am humbled and grateful for your support.

Photo: “Self-Portrait in Chocolate and Red” (Nashville, Tennessee – 19 September 2015)

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