You should check out Donna Johnson who writes for Knoxville Metro Pulse.
Donna truly has her own voice. I am amazed that there is a newspaper willing
to carry such insightful and poignant writing.
Knoxville is lucky to have her.
And Metro Pulse will someday point with pride to a writer to whom they
gave some ink before she became famous.
"Easter" is a time of forgiving and opening the gates of
love. I love it when Donna says, “It was
a great deal of responsibility for a 9-year-old child, to keep all those people
from dying and going to hell, but somebody had to do it.” And I share her problem with fire and
brimstone preachers who condemn so many people to hell.
“Doobie Hunters” is gross and fascinating, sad and
funny. And the closing with the 3 of them
in bed is really warm and nice.
“Ghosts” holds my attention because I am not sure where
it is going to go and what the writer thinks of her friend who sleeps in the
cemetery, who loves her mother, and who can also get the voices in her head to
stop if she bangs it really hard. “Until
we were nearly poisoned with candy from the Easter baskets.” What a terrific writer.
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