I Am the Horse
creative nonfiction by Charles Dodd White
. . . one of the race organizers is stoking a fire in the big stone fireplace. Its warmth is so welcomed that I tug off my gloves just to get my fingers as much direct exposure as I can. Within a few minutes, the fire does
that ancient magic it’s known for, and a small group of strangers congregates there beside us.
Charles Dodd White is the author of four novels and a short story collection. He has received the Appalachian Book of the Year Award and the Chaffin Award for his fiction. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he teaches English at Pellissippi State Community College. His memoir, A Year Without Months, is now available from West Virginia University Press.