Tag: Flannery O’Connor


W is for Wound. Flannery O’Connor said, “Grace must wound before it can heal.” I scribbled those words in my notes during one Flannery O talk given by Dr. Ralph Wood at Laity Lodge. If I can grasp that concept, I think I’ll be… Continue Reading “Wound”

The Good Guide

G is for Flannery O’Connor’s story that wasn’t called “The Good Guide.” That’s not a typo. She wrote a story called “The Artificial N——” — I can’t even bring myself to type the word — and her editor pleaded with her to change the… Continue Reading “The Good Guide”