Cranks My Tractor

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 08:48 AM.

My right eye was definitely going to fall out if I didn’t hold it in.I had figured out the best way to keep it in was to jab my right thumb into it, palm up and hold it there by hanging on to my right ear with the other four fingers.

Finally, the class was over. The headache and the smell of the Atom Bomb stayed with me for the rest of the evening.

Mama's and Flannery’s words will stay with me forever.

Flannery O’Connor died in August of 1964, at the age of 39, of complications from lupus.

“I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.” ~ Flannery O'Connor

Find more stories at

1 2 3 4

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top