Shane Brown

Shane Brown is a HottyToddy.com contributor and the son of noted author Larry Brown. Shane is an Oxford native with Yocona and Tula roots. Shane is a graduate of Mississippi State University and works as a salesman for Best Chance. He has two children — Maddux, age 9, and Rilee, age 7 — and makes his home at “A Place Called Tula.” He can be reached at msushanebrown@yahoo.com. Copyright Shane Brown, 2015.

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‘6:06 A.M.’ by Shane Brown

It's 6:06 in the morning and I don't wanna get up. I don't have to get up. My alarm is not going off for another...
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‘The Beginning’ by Shane Brown

I'm a procrastinator. A bad one. I always push off for an extra hour, a certain time or for another day. It's not because...
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‘Chicken Stew’ by Shane Brown

I'm up this morning milking cows but all of my mind is on something else. I've got Bubba leaning up on my shoulder as...
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‘Unpublished’ by Shane Brown

I just read a story that was unpublished, but should have been published. It was titled: "Southerners In A Big Bad World." The story had...
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‘A Time to Write’ by Shane Brown

I've been in a ditch with Earl and Anthony all week. It's not really a ditch but it's deep and big enough to call...
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“Hawks from Heavens” by Shane Brown

"I like to watch hawks. I like to watch them sail and flare over the pasture, set their wings, glide. Maybe I love them...
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‘Never-Ending Work’ by Shane Brown

A tractor is stuck, but the work doesn't stop. Billy Ray was trying to grade down to firmer ground to move some mud and muck...
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‘Cowboy Up’ by Shane Brown

My heart started racing when I strapped the rope around the chest of the brahma heifer's chest. I strapped it tight and pulled the part...
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‘Changes’ by Shane Brown

I had my very first reading of my own stories today at the public library in Oxford; something different for me. It was special...
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‘Labor Day’ by Shane Brown

I have nothing to do today. It's Monday and it's Labor Day. I've asked for work, but Billy Ray said he didn't need it. He...