by Colby Caldwell
"We walked to a crest, and my grandfather whispered, "I think you are going to get one today." On cue, a squirrel darted across a branch not twenty yards in front of us. But beyond that was another, at about 75 yards. I sighted my gun on the further away one, and squeezed the trigger."
Holler editor Ali McGhee chose 5 titles, sight unseen, from local artist Jeff Mason’s new exhibition, up now at Habitat Tavern and Commons (174 Broadway St. in Asheville). Mason then responded with the images and write-ups about each one.
by Ali McGhee
"Mayapple. Jack in the Pulpit. Solomon’s Seal. Trillium, blazing scarlet like a beating heart. We lifted each from its patch of earth and carried it like a sacred thing to our little plot, encircled with stones from the creek, which was teeming with new spring life."