Found 3 works tagged 'rural'.
Published Dec 16, 2020 · 1,796 words (7 minutes)
"This here, this is the sound of the Deep Dark," my Daddy said, the summer I turned 7. He was teaching me how to pick, showing me where to squeeze on the banjo's neck with my pink, tender fingers. "An old, powerful sound. It's a piece of them trees. Wherever you play it, it'll conjure 'em up." I never did know what he meant by that. Until the mining accident took him.
Published Mar 12, 2018 · 2,582 words (10 minutes) · 494 views
This story was inspired by my years as a weekly newspaper reporter/editor. Every spring, people would bring in funny-looking vegetables: tomatoes with noses, that kind of thing. We’d photograph them and run them as a photo feature which, one year, I titled “Strange Harvest”—a headline I liked so much, I wrote this story.