The West Virginia Town Defying Stereotypes

The fiddler breaks a string mid-song. The band being an instrumental trio, the change is noticeable immediately, but the fiddler strums on. Her face makes a slight grimace at moments where the string is particularly missed. Thunder roils outside.  She wears a black tunic, black ankle boots and dark rimmed glasses. Between the fiddler’s style, … Continue reading The West Virginia Town Defying Stereotypes

The Floating City

Whenever I hear people speak of Venice, it’s to say one of three things: “That’s number one on my bucket list” “The most romantic place in the world” “It smells like garbage. Too Crowded” The first speaker tends to have eyes glistening, gazing somewhere in the distance as they imagine Carnival and endless canals. The … Continue reading The Floating City