Cristen Coker Hemmins

Cristen Hemmins has a Master’s degree in Southern Studies from Ole Miss. She lives in an old farmhouse on the edge of Oxford, Mississippi.
July 23, 2012
“Take it off now!” he said, and put the gun back against my neck. Now I had no control. Somehow, I felt as if I’d had a distinct advantage, some power, in being smarter than them. Even if I had been a hundred times smarter than both of them put together, once that gun was back at my neck, I realized I had no power whatsoever.