Epiphany Ferrell: About the Money (fiction)
Southern Legitimacy Statement: I live in Southern Illinois. Yes I know Illinois is a Yankee state. Hear me out. First off, the regional newspaper capitalizes the S in Southern Illinois because we are an area distinct from the rest of the state, geographically and culturally. I live in Dongola, way down there at the bottom of the state map in the Southern Seven counties. I go north to go to parts of Kentucky. And, my home is Resurrection Mule Farm. Here’s the story. A farmer was plowing with his two mules and a storm came up. A lightning strike hit them and appeared to have killed all three – but one of the mules jumped up, alive! According to locals, he was never quite right after that. Anyway, I heard that story and immediately christened Resurrection Mule Farm. My fiancée realized it was go-to-the-bank-time right then. He writes songs.