On the Front Porch
The American front porch has been known throughout generations as a popular stage for family events. No matter what earthen patch of the country a house actually sits upon, its front porch is like an outside room where the dramas of life take place. The porch weathers storms and sunshine, but it is the inhabitants of the house that really make it breathe.
These short stories recall events that occur over a 100-year span on the same front porch in a tiny South Alabama town. The porch becomes a source of pride, a place of refuge, and a space where families gather in times of sorrow as well as joy.
The house is a reality; the stories may as well be.