Day 6: Literary Underdog Mary Monroe Is The Story GOAT

To this day, I use Mary Monroe's literary masterpieces as my benchmarks of the value of a good story.


I grew up in the country parts of Georgia and wouldn’t change it for the world. Every neighbor knew each other’s kids. There was such a thing as “walking into town.”

Oh, and have you ever heard of penny candy?


Let’s save that for another day’s chat.


One thing that each day was sure to yield was some sort of euphemism that your granny or aunt was either shouting or mumbling. The one that I heard all too often and typically was said in a context that my young ears shouldn’t be witnessing, “God Don’t like ugly.”


We often said this phrase about a situation concerning someone who had done something foul, and karma had come around. Or it could very well be the omen that karma would soon make its way around. Either way, author Mary Monroe was familiar with the saying so much that she embodied the meaning in a novel and part 2, God Don’t Like Ugly and God Still Don’t Like Ugly. To this day, I use those literary masterpieces as my benchmarks of the value of a good story.

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