Green Plums, Dye-Ditch Water and the Trash Pile Road

Edited by Lathan Hudson, Janet Moreland, and Sheryl Paige, this book is a collection of treasured poems, prose, and short stories written by residents of Sylacauga, Alabama's Mill Village and a few honorary Mill Villagers.

Nostalgia reigns supreme as good times are remembered through short stories, poetry, essays, and photos—times when life was not so hectic; when the days were long and the sun shone brighter; the nights were short, but sometimes not short enough; and a new adventure was waiting in the fun places friends would meet with friends and share their young lives.

We'd like to give you a sneak preview of some of the poems and short stories in Green Plums... and to give our authors a chance to stand up and take a bow. Click on the "Samples" sign at the left to sample the literary works of some of your MVBs.

The cover art is by Linda Happel, a professional artist in Florida, and we're only too happy to share it with you. We're sure you'll admire Linda's skills as much as we do. You can view more of her work at Great Murals from Linda Happel.

You can purchase Green Plums, Dye-Ditch Water and the Trash Pile Road by sending a check or money order for $22.50 (this includes all shipping and handling) made out to:

Lathan Hudson
7450N US1 #103
Cocoa, Florida 32927

Ask for the book by name, and don't forget to include your name and mailing address. There will be a special gift included with your book when it arrives at your address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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