This is the month for scary tales and the Appalachian History site will have a whole slew of tales for you, continuing weekdays throughout the month of October: 22 new pieces in all! Here’s more information about the event from Dave Tabler who runs Appalachian History.
“We’ve got an article by an author whose family’s in the railroad business: one of southwest Virginia’s N&W locomotives is infested by a banshee whose doings are so bizarre that engineers routinely tape a warning to the control console for the crew after them, so they won’t be unnerved while on duty. From Surry County, NC comes a thoughtful piece about the cemetery at Crooked Oak Primitive Baptist Church; this time of year, from the right angle, and in a certain kind light, folks see exactly what they expect to see. And a story that’s presented as fiction (I dearly hope it STAYS in that realm) begins as a grisly kidnapping/murder of Appalachian Trail hikers, but ends with zombies appearing on the ridge. Not your typical zombies though: this batch were first responders in life. They were the initial recipients given a vaccine to counteract a mysterious virus that had swept the land, and the vaccine was rushed into production. It didn’t work. Not only that, but now they’re zombies as a result!”
Whew that sounds like some scary stuff! My writing will also be part of the mix, albeit a little tamer than zombies and banshees 🙂