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Author: Dual Coast Magazine

Minstrel Cycle by Tabbitha A. Gordon

Minstrel Cycle   The swift plucking of chords forcefully interrupted Arianna’s dreams. Groaning, she begrudgingly lifted herself off the bed, rubbing the sleep from her eyes. As she squinted, she saw the figure she’d been dreading for weeks, Her Minstrel. Dressed in an outfit that looked more at home in a Renaissance Festival than the middle of Pittsburgh, this man smiled the cheesiest grin he could muster, all while playing his lute. “Good morrow, lady Arianna! As you awaken from your bless’d slumber…” Arianna jammed her fingers in her ears. For a moment, all was silent. But one glance...

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