Hue’s Classics: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

An unflinching account of Harriet Jacobs’ life as woman “living” as a slave. I place living in quotations to demonstrate the difference between living a life, which connotes freedom, and surviving a life, which illustrates a resemblance of a life within another’s desire to wrap cruel albatrosses around your neck, proverbial and literal. Ms. Jacobs’…

Hue’s Classics: “The Lottery”

“It isn’t fair, it isn’t right,” Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.” Only when it’s your turn, huh, Mrs. Hutchinson? A quaint village. Superstition and rocks. Failed crops. Humanity dies. What choice do you make? Do you follow authority or do you stand against the crowd? Chilling to the bone without gratuity,…