December 9, 2019

FREE book excerpt of one of Author Charles R. Butts Jr.'s latest, soon to be released novels, "Unconscionable".

October 7, 2017

    After a month and a half of intensive treatment and therapy, I was discharged and taken back home. Fortunately, it was Summer and the ruse of a vacation covered for me. I normally don't schedule that much this time of the year anyway. Physically, I have no energy o...

October 6, 2017

    As the plane descended into Jackson, I took a few deep breaths, looked out of the window and took in as much as the city as I could. Along with my lingering anxiety, thoughts, memories, and feelings flooded through me as we landed. Tutweiler is only about one hundr...

October 6, 2017

    Back in the states, I decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia. Being only a couple of hours from home felt strange, and tempting to say the least. It's July 4, 1976, the nation's bicentennial birthday as well as my eighty-fourth birthday. My health's fading, but I'm gr...

June 19, 2017

    Another near death moment survived, but unfortunately, two more lives taken by my hands. Once again, I was on the run , but this time with no particular destination- just far enough for a new start and a new identity. Hopefully someplace where trouble won't find me...

    In the three and a half months that followed our double date, Jada and Tucker's undying love for each other have them teetering on the brink of matrimony. Their wedding is planned two Saturdays from now. To say that the entire church is excited about their nuptials...

March 16, 2017

    Stowed away in a boxcar headed westward with my fears and wits intact, I began to calm down. My racing heart was grateful just knowing God was with me. There's no other explanation for me being able to stay a step or two ahead of the folks looking for me. Not to me...

February 26, 2017

    I wandered around Tallahassee for a few days scared out of my mind, looking for work, and hiding in plain sight at the same time. At night, I slept in the shadows at the rail yards. I kept moving while keeping my head on a swivel. Of course, I missed Ma and Pa terr...

February 13, 2017

    Minutes later, Viola and Jada came walking down the hallway giggling like a couple of schoolgirls. If there ever was an example of someone who's triumphed over tragedy, then Jada Sims is the poster child for it. With equal parts of beauty, intelligence, kindness an...

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