Pawley’s Ridge

Gwen Frisbie-Fulton
5 min readOct 6, 2023
Photo by Kyle Jewell on Unsplash

Do you remember that night in West Virginia, when we were driving in your F150 with the broken windshield and you told me you wanted to hike to the top of Pawley’s Ridge?

I said it was getting dark and we’d never make it, the Appalachian tangled forests grow black before the sun sets, vines and hobblebush wrap around feet. Your grandma once told me there are skinwalkers here.

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Gwen Frisbie-Fulton

Mother. Southerner. Storytelling Bread and Roses. Bottom up stories about race, class, gender, and the American South. *views my own*