Southern Legitimacy Statement: (In Faulknerian style) I was born in LA (Lower Alabama) rural Escambia County, Alabama (near the state line) right above Escambia County, Florida, (who spends its whole life trying to be Escambia County,Read more
Southern Legitimacy Statement: I am a native Texan and saw so many Southern Gothic people as I grew up. In Weldon’s Photo Children do not fathom the sketchy dotted lines of kinship. Like prized jewelry, weRead more
Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee named Jefferson City. A daughter of a self-proclaimed “Tennessee Hillbilly,” I can shoot a gun and ride a horse, all while eatingRead more
Southern Legitimacy Statement: I grew up in a decaying town in the Mississippi Delta as an attorney’s son with riverboat captain uncles who treasure few worldly pleasures more than whiskey and a good story. Taranaki SurfRead more
You’ll find the statements at the forefront of the “writing”, be it poetry, short story, flash fiction or essay. These statements are the heart and soul of the Dead Mule. Enjoy! They are the Southern Legitimacy Statements required of every contributor.
We’re slowly editing the writing, some of the text is still fubarred but don’t let that stop you from reading. We have 20 years of database entries to recover — this Mule is worth the effort. We hope you’ll agree it is worth the wait.