Story Progeny–A Deeper Story Post

Used to, you’d barter brass buttons for corn or some other foodstuff. It’s what you did when the drought was on and money was tight. You’d meet in the corner of Painter’s Field and make the exchange. Perhaps you’d stay long enough to swap stories, too. Maybe about how Annie’s last batch of canned beans went sour, or how Edna got the Holy Ghost at church last week, or how Johnny had to put his last good mule down. I imagine it as an old-timey thing to do in the South.

These days, few people care much about brass buttons and even fewer store corn for the drought. Now, we employ skills and use paychecks to shop at the Mega-Mart. We avoid eye contact and story swapping. After all, Hollywood has convinced us that their stories are better.

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