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The Colors of Fall in Connecticut by Deneen Azzolino

There is nothing quite like a walk on a beautiful fall day. There are vibrant colors everywhere you look. It  is one of the things that I truly love about living in New England. It is like you are walking in one of the Art Masters paintings of long ago. There is a wonderful nature trail and river walk trail in my area. I had an opportunity …

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July 8, 1889: The Day Mississippi was the King of Boxing by Joseph B. St. John

Three long trains from New Orleans wrapped around the bend with gamblers, fight fans and the lovers of violence. It was July 7, and with no destination known, the travelers sat in their own perspiration and counted the beads of sweet on their neighbor’s forehead.  Also on board on one of the trains were two …

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Acton, Maine: A View Through a Mother and Daughter’s Eyes by Bella and Deneen Azzolino

One of the most popular posts we have on SGC is photography.  It garners a lot of traffic and people are generally interested in nature as a topic.  Much to my surprise, there is a great respect of the outdoors and the power of photography on the SCG site. It is a beautiful combination. This …

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COLORS OF A LIFETIME by Joseph B. St. John

Image by Joe from Pixabay Silence breaks the thunder. Warm, billowing masses of air stream through the night. Clouds like children gallop the skyline. A pale, refreshing breeze envelops my skin. Darkness covers all except for twilight’s flickering light.   Mist, so rare a beauty– Moisture’s shiverless form pleases in its touch. The dampness lingers …

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William Blake and the Wonder of Nature and the Supernatural by Joseph B St John

“Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula (NIRCam Image) When I first saw the images from the “Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula from NASA’s Webb Space Telescope, I was amazed by the beauty and surrealism of our Universe. It is, as if, we live in a masterwork of space, time and art. The picture was …

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The Magnificent Art of Lilianna Azzolino

Welcome to the Wonderful, Whimsical, Mystical Art World of Lilianna Azzolino.  Lilianna is from Webster, Massachusetts and working on becoming a professional artist.  Her work is creative, daring and sparked with a toned down gothic awareness. She has a keenness for color and contrast that creates a Fantasy World with a realistic undercurrent.  It is …

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1963’s Super Comics Fantastic Adventures #18 – H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man”

This week’s classic comic is a Special Edition. It is 1963’s Super Comics Fantastic Adventures #18 and it features a re-telling of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man.”  The creators of the comic were; Pencils: Ross Andru, Inks: Mike Esposito and Letters: Joe Rosen. The team did an excellent job recreating Wells’ story. It was a …

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Violent Vickie Releases the DIVISION REMIXES

On May 6th, SGC favorite Violent Vickie released the DIVISION REMIXES LP featuring remixes by Kontravoid, Fragrance, Blood Handsome, in3briant, Dimension 23, Maduro, Ben Arp (C/A/T), Barium Network, Solem Youth, Niet!, Di Auger, Torturetekk,   At0shima 3rror, 40 Octaves Below, 20 Watt Dream, and Ms. Mynx vs. OsO.  And, this effort does not disappoint. These syntheses highlight the …

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Happy 4th of July from SGC

Image by Alexey Hulsov from Pixabay America’s Day of Independence! Amen! Image by donations welcome from Pixabay   On this 4th of July, let’s take the time to read the Declaration of Independence. Yes, take the time to read the original content. If you love America, take the time to understand America. Download a copy …

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The Marvel of Marvel Comics and Culture (Video)

#60s, #70s, #babyboomer, #Marvel, #MCU, #CaptainAmerica, #Comicbooks, #Comics Marvel Rules! Just like the old days, Marvel was Number 2 and then kicked DC Comics’ #$^%*&a% butt.   The following link will help you follow along: Comic Books – They Never Were for Kids Our other websites: 40+& Fit Website SGC Entertainment 2 Avg. Joes   …

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SGC: Robert and Joe talking about Missing our World, 1960-70s – It was so Rogue (Video)

#60s, #70s, #NFL, #Rogue, #TVcommercials, #babyboomer If you were raised in the 1960s or 1970s, you understand that the good old days were not always good, but they were fun. They were also damn rogue. The following videos will help you follow along: 1970 Tom Dempsey 63yd. Field Goal HD The Era of the Barefoot …

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Southern Gothic Creations: A New Beginning – Lets Talk About Culture

#marvelcomics, #DCcomics, #MarvelUniverse, #MCU, #Comicbooks Today’s Episode will discuss Marvel Comics and movies and living long enough to understand it all! Maybe? The following links will help you follow the program: True Crime: True Crime Comics (1947-48) Comic Books – They Never Were for Kids America’s Obsession with True Crime: It is Not as New …

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Edward Edwards: “To Tell the Truth” and the Ultimate Conman By Joseph B. St. John

One of the fascinating things that happen when you begin to report on “True Crime,” is that whether or not you want to admit it or not you start to become an “Armchair” profiler.  Even after 30 plus years of police experience and knowing better, I can fall into the trap.  So, I don’t want …

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Do Not

Photo by Khamkéo Vilaysing on Unsplash   Do not be afraid of the dark Even if it rains, And you have no one to hold Or anyone to hold on to Do not be afraid of the dark Do not embrace the sorrow Or the “something wicked this way comes” Hold on to your triumphs Keep your dignity …

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Photo by Ivan Diaz on Unsplash Riding through the plains, Outlaws and Rebels locked in gold’s quest. Sunshine abandoned- Horses pull and force their way onward. Colt steel stands firm blazing a harden trail. The riders move toward the Mexican Line. They cut a path of sorrow leading to their only true goal. Widows mourn their losses. A …

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Happy 4th of July, Americans!

On this 4th of July, let’s take the time to read the Declaration of Independence. Yes, take the time to read the original content. If you love America, take the time to understand America. Download a copy here: Declaration-of-Independence Happy Independence Day. JBS

“Heartland”

A little art now for the art site:  Photo by Chad Peltola on Unsplash Raging through the Heartland in a cream-colored Cadillac, I saw the light’s ray illuminate the dust from my dashboard. Running through Nowhere, Midlands, I lost my innocence somewhere between Routes 85 and 95. I meet a dirt-poor farmer there who told me what he …

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To Honor Our Vets 

From time to time, SGC and our sister publications will take the time to honor our Vets. The men and women who have served our country should be honored every day in our hearts and in our minds. Freedom is never free. America was built on people who were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice. …

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A Little Critical Thinking Will Go A Long Way

by Joseph B. St. John Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. University of Louisville It is time to evaluate the importance of Critical Thinking. It is …

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The Law

An Open Letter from SGC: Be Smart One of the interesting things about the Internet is that anyone can be anything. Sometimes, it is done innocently. Sometimes, not so much. Knowledge is good but understanding the knowledge you have inquired about is even better. It is important to understand that I am a skeptic. I …

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Upon Butterfly Wings

Photo Credit: Yuichi Kageyama on Unsplash by Joseph B. St. John  In the space of one morning, I saw the tiny doves fly into the sunrise. One after another, they disappeared into the brightly colored coat of the sky. Dew laid like mist on the earth’s green carpet.  And the moisture made a pearl cover in the …

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Church in the Moonlight

by Mark Poe The distant glow of flood lights gave a point to follow through the thin path amongst the underbrush of the swampy surroundings. The chorus of the creatures of the night was joined by the crackling speakers blaring a rendition of Church in the Wildwood. As the low call to “come, come, come, …

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Pilgrimage

by Ron Parlato Pilgrimage is an event held in many towns in the Deep South to celebrate the antebellum period of cavalier manners, graceful elegance, and spacious homes. It is a time for the owners of these homes to show them to the public, and romantics from Maine to Michigan come down to experience the …

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Why Monsters Matter

Photo by Max Kleinen from Unspalsh Unfortunately, there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it. – …

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Earl Hutchins

by Ron Parlato My name is Earl Hutchins and I own the Hutchins Run B&B in Linings, South Carolina. It’s about as much of a bed and breakfast as Hadley’s Rest, a sorry piece of lumber that’s only good for pussy and sour coffee. There’s not much reason to stay at my B&B, either, unless …

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Deep Hole

Everyone knew it as the Deep Hole. It was a spot on the edge of a sandbar in the St. Francis River that had washed out over time. The water was still and deep. The bottom was soft and sandy. Cool water, with a glassy surface like a window, would reveal a dark, green-tinted world …

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Violent Vickie Attacks the “CIRCLE SQUARE”

Continuing our tradition of supporting Independent music artists, SGC is proud to support Violent Vickie’s latest track. Over the past several years, SGC has made a commitment to independent artists. The number of outstanding performers that exist outside the mainstream is staggering and too large to ignore. Writers, musicians, and surrealist painters have been locked …

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Natchitoches

by Ron Parlato My name is Elizabeth Bolen and I own the Owens Mill B&B in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My guests come here for the Christmas Festival of Lights, an event a lot like Mardi Gras, with krewes, floats, and music. They also come for marriages and anniversaries or to study the history of the region …

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Eudora

by Mark Poe The emotions swirled in his head, as the tires thumped on Highway 18 leading Tommy home again. It was the same path he had driven many times, but never before for this purpose. His grandfather had visited Ms. Eudora many times and stories had been told to him by his father about …

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Dolls

by Ron Parlato Amanda Leigh, like most little girls, liked playing with Barbie dolls.  She liked to dress them, comb their hair, and strut them around in their high heels. “Barbie sends the wrong message”, said a feminist critic. “She symbolizes everything that is wrong with gender roles today.” Amanda Leigh turned out fine. She …

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Ol’ Man Ray

by Mark Poe The first time I saw the old man he was sitting in a ragged armchair on a drooping front porch that matched his persona. Weather-beaten and worn down by time, the boards of the floor and the overhang was gray, twisted and split. To his left side was a small table that …

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Submissions Are Now Open!

Have you missed reading exciting, well-written stories with a Southern Gothic theme? Looking to enjoy some stimulating artwork, photos, and videos? Well, hopefully your wait will soon be over! After numerous requests from loyal readers and our talented contributors, we are once again accepting submissions.    You can submit stories to sgcinquiries@gmail.com. Stories must be submitted …

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Lawn Chair

by Mark Poe I have a lawn chair named Matthew. Matthew is as much a part of my family as the rest of this farm. Just as every pecan tree or chicken coop or storage shed that sits on it. He’s really nothing special to look at. He’s weather-beaten and life-battled. Rust holds the spots …

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“The Cypress Altar”

by Mark Poe The cold air of the pre-dawn November morning burned the throat as the hum of the outboard motor was lulling me back into any outdoorsman’s dreamland. The boat ride down Maddox Bay to the dropping-off spot of the deer hunters of the Poe family was cold but quick. The morning discussion covered …

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“A Piankashaw Lunch”

by Mat McCarter The sky looked like it might snow but just didn’t give a shit.  Everything seemed eternally dreary and dismal – damned, even. The weather was insolent and bitchy, like it was on its winter rag.  The streets were bare and nothing stirred on this cold winter afternoon, except for the frigid wind …

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