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Spider by Tiffany Blair

For about a week now, I’ve been living in fear. One night last week I was sitting on the edge of my bed, preparing to take my night-time dose of Glucosamine (have I mentioned I have the knees of an 80-year-old?), when I felt something brush my forearm. Having curly hair, I assumed it was a rogue tumbleweed of curls that had escaped my head, so I didn’t pay much attention. When I felt it again, I looked down to grab it. Instead of a curly hair, there was a massive, black, hairy spider running over my arm and down the side of the bed, where it nestled between the mattress and platform. I flopped down on the bed with all my might, hoping I’d squished it, but all I managed to do was smoke it out from its hiding place. It scuttled under the platform and behind the bed, where I couldn’t get to it. I could have moved the bed to finish what had become (in my mind) an epic clash of wills, but I cautiously went to sleep instead. Now I imagine it’s stalking me each night, waiting for the right moment to attack. If that spider is in cahoots with all the ants and house centipedes that keep popping up, I may be in for a real battle royal!

– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY #34 (June 3-17th)

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HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.