Katrina Parker Williams teaches English composition and grammar at a community college. She is a Barton College graduate with a B.S. in Communications and a Masters of Education in English from East Carolina University. She is also the author of a fictional novel titled Liquor House Music. Williams classifies herself as storyteller of tales. Her works have appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Muscadine Lines, Usadeepsouth, and the Wilson Literary Review. Her writings have recently been published at The Saints’ Placenta, All Things Girl, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Pens on Fire, and Muscadine Lines. A short story was recently published in the Patchwork Path anthology.
(A 1919-Word Short Story)
A humorous tale of love...the second time around. Horace fails to invite his female suitor to the annual church picnic, and in doing so, suffers the wrath of the irritated woman who makes it clear to him in no uncertain terms that she is "fired up mad" about it.
A 2334-Word Short Story
War is hell...but so is the homefront. "Rock" is a 2334-word short story about a colored World War I veteran who saves a whole white infantry unit. Hezekiah Bennett--nicknamed Rock in the War because he had a head shaped like a rock, all lumpy and dented--is a war hero. But Rock doesn't receive a hero's welcome when he returns to the homefront at War's end.