The Dirt Eaters

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Set in the 1960s of America's rural south, a young black woman is forced to reckon with her cultural eating disorder of eating dirt.
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Words: 4,650
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458143105
About H.D. Timmons

H.D. Timmons was born in Brooklyn, NY and is currently a Creative Director living in Kernersville, NC.
Extending his creative efforts toward pursuing a writing career, Mr. Timmons has been published in Adoption Today and RetailerNOW (print magazines), and Strata Magazine (online). He has several works of fiction in progress and is looking for literary representation.

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Review by: Michener 78 on Dec. 31, 2013 :
T. This was short and very good. I enjoy learning and being entertained at the same time :-) .
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Review by: L. Neal on Dec. 31, 2012 :
This was a really good short story, I would love to read more from this author. Great read! Keep em' coming. This story had me hanging on to the very end. Readers, you won't be disappointed.
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Review by: Pamela Cornes on Dec. 14, 2011 :
"The Dirt Eaters" by H.D. Timmons was an interesting short story. While reading this, I became immersed in the culture of Betty and Rosalyn and wanted to know more about dirt-eaters. Even when Rosalyn and her husband moved away, Rosalyn's need for the chalk, the so-called "dirt," was still strong, and, because of this, she even went against her husband's wishes to consume dirt. I also really enjoyed the way the author weaved a sense of community into her story when Gladys stopped by and boldly let Rosalyn know that she, too, was a "dirt-eater," and she should not feel alone. Actually, that part of the story really appealed to me because I love getting together with a group of my friends and sharing a common interest so I really appreciated the author incorporating that aspect into her story.
However, when Rosalyn's husband, Earl, gets killed in a race riot, and Rosalyn has to move back home, I wasn't quite sure how that part connected with the rest of the story. It was almost like the flow had stopped at that point and then the story ended.
I give it 3 stars.
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Review by: Courtney Davis on Jan. 18, 2011 :
Very interesting and educational.
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