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September 2022

Book Review: These Prisoning Hills

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On Southern Sci-Fi

By Darian Bianco

Growing up as an only child on my grandparents’ farmland, I was hungry for the impossible. I caught the bug early on, and any book called “unrealistic” was a book I wanted to get my hands on—give me mermaids, give me fairies, give me swords and robots and chosen one prophecies. I wanted it all.

Once I hit my tween years, my taste became a bit darker, perhaps a tad more bitter from all the coffee I was starting to drink; I wanted monsters, dystopia, darkness and uncertainty where people had to fight for the smallest sliver of hope.

Announcing the Editor-in-Chief for Jelly Bucket issue #13

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Bailey Vandiver is a third-year student in Creative Nonfiction at Eastern Kentucky University’s Bluegrass Writers Studio. Born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she now lives in Lexington with her two cats, Leo McGarry and George O’Malley. She owns 16 typewriters and too many books that she hasn’t read. She writes mostly about civil rights pioneer and fellow Kentuckian Alice Dunnigan.

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